New television documentary “Tibet: Beyond Fear” April 18th, 2008 With opening words by the Chairman of ICT’s Board Richard Gere, “Tibet: Beyond Fear” documents the remarkable courage of Ngawang Sangdrol, a 13-year-old Buddhist Nun and Bagdro, a 20-year-old Buddhist monk who participate in demonstrations against the Chinese authorities in Tibet and in support of the Dalai… more
- Sep 14, 2008 by Amy Eisenberg, Ph.D.
- Sep 13, 2008 by Amy Eisenberg, Ph.D.
News updates AUGUST 8TH. New Delhi: Detained filmmaker’s wife and brother appeal to IOC and Chinese government. AUGUST 6TH. Plain-clothed Chinese PSB agents disrupt press conference scheduled to release the Tibetan made film,Leaving Fear Behind. >>>Watch Leaving Fear Behind on GoogleVideo<<< Contact: email@example.com LEAVING FEAR BEHIND Produced by Filming for Tibet Leaving Fear Behind (in Tibetan, Jigdrel) is a… more
- Sep 13, 2008 by Mirjam Hirch
Originally posted 2008-07-26 10:14 am The battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots” has been joined as Bolivia begins to consider fundamental changes in that country’s constitution. Originally designed to disenfranchise the majority indigenous populations and confirm power in the hands of the fewer descendants of conquistadors and immigrant settlers the present Constitution leaves the… more
- Sep 13, 2008 by Jay Taber
Before there were universities, knowledge was curated in monasteries. Prior to organized religion, knowledge was archived in stories, songs, dances and art embedded in everyday life. Appropriation of this indigenous knowledge by church and state initially served to consolidate the power that accompanies the knowledge that was previously dispersed through communal ceremonies and rituals. Eventually,… more
- Sep 12, 2008 by Mirjam Hirch
Manuel Rozenthal (Manuel Rozental <firstname.lastname@example.org>) sent this dispatch on the growing political crisis in Bolivia. As I have discussed in earlier posts what happens between the minority wealthy and indigenous people majority in Bolivia will say volumes about the future of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. New laws in states with… more