“After decades of repression, Tibetans are crying out to the world for change. China’s leaders are right now making a crucial choice between escalating brutality or dialogue that could determine the future of Tibet, and China.”
“We can affect this historic choice — China does care about its international reputation. But it will take an avalanche of global people power to get the government’s attention. The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has called for restraint and dialogue: he needs the world’s people to support him.”
This is from the Avaaz.org organization who are asking people to sign a petition that states the following:
Petition to Chinese President Hu Jintao:
“As citizens around the world, we call on you to show restraint and respect for human rights in your response to the protests in Tibet, and to address the concerns of all Tibetans by opening meaningful dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Only dialogue and reform will bring lasting stability. China’s brightest future, and its most positive relationship with the world, lies in harmonious development, dialogue and respect.”
If you are interested in learning more about Avaaz.org and their petition for sanity, you can go their website and sign the petition here.
If you’d like more information on the situation in Tibet, I found an interesting article in the Washington Post, What They Are Really Fighting For In Tibet, which you can find here.
I will now get off my soap box and return to regular artful blogging.