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Gone, But Not Forgotten: Tribute to Win Tin

Its a moment of remorse for many like me, believers in democracy , freedom and liberty. Win Tin is no more!  Not only is this a loss for Asia, but for many who remain inspired by the legacy that he leaves behind,as a South African engaged in social and political activism, i take pride in my nation’s association with another man from Asia- Mahatma Gandhi, Win Tin was one among those who too followed his path and today leaves behind the legacy of freedom, determination and Strong will. Born on the 12 March 1930; he was a Burmese journalist,  politician and former political prisoner. He co-founded the National League for  Democracy (NLD). The military government imprisoned him for his writings  and his leadership position in the NLD.   This great man stood for … Read entire article »

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Death I saw death in his face today And he was beautiful. Skeletal, exquisite in his pain, Ending with his eyes raised high Beyond his lids, Trying to remember An unfinished thought. His sculpted cheekbones Molded to bone. Only bone, thin skin, Bluish tint to a man with vacancy: “Comfortably Numb” played On the radio. As I held the long-fingered hands So slight. Perhaps a musician he may be: Tomorrow he may be no more. Still, a picture I would steal If an artist I could be. Such a gorgeous death portrayed. But still, while this wandering image stays, Questions, quiet, in the fading of his life: What limits or eternity does Death provide? Born in Chicago, IL, U.S.A., Cathy DeWolf  moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a rock n’ roll guitarist.  Didn’t make it and went to U.C.L.A. with an AB in Literature.  She has worked, traveled, written and moved … Read entire article »

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“I was only planned to go to the Tibet protest at Minnewaterpark” – interview with Lobsang Khedup.

“I was only planned to go to the Tibet protest at Minnewaterpark” – interview with Lobsang Khedup. By Dennis Barbion (Karma Dondub), Beernem, Belgium, April 16th, 2014.  (translation of the text from Dutch to English: Dennis Barbion and Iris Coussens) On April 1st, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the city of Bruges in Belgium. Just before the arrival of the President, the Tibetan Lobsang Khedup jumped over the fences on the market and called a number of slogans in Chinese and English, about the human rights violations in Tibet. Video: President Dennis Barbion (Karma Dondub) of Tibetan-Flemish Circle of Friends did an interview with the man on April 7th, to find out more about his motives for his action. He also invited the press. The Belgian newspapers “Het Nieuwsblad” and “Brugsch Handelsblad (Krant van … Read entire article »

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freedom is overrated a recluse by choice my heart is an island no one sees nor knows liberty from heartbreak prerogative not to love a mortal who will perforate me entice me to trust perpetuity forever is a nauseous lie I refute to take suffering from a love that is fallacious I want to be alone until I perish  free from misery from the love of a deceitful man from sweet lies from goodbyes Ms. Con is an english educator by profession. She is presently the Administrative Head of an online English School in the Philipiness. She writes Grammar books for Korean students and edits English articles for E-book Learning. She is a poet all her own. She is a regular contributor/poet in is a top contributor in Poems by Poetry Editors group … Read entire article »

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What a Concept Is this Love..

What a concept is this love, That transcends time and  space, To the heavens above; What a feeling of ecstasy, That permeates through my organs With uncanny accuracy.   I feel helpless, as love makes the rules; I feel useless, like the rest of the fools. Love needs not rest, haste or waste; It takes your soul and lets you taste;   It travels through stratosphere,  in stealth mode, Avoiding all radars, and returning to abode; It seduces by its pungent scent, Letting you taste the forbidden fruit, Before your final descent.   It breaks down all prejudices and barriers,  instantly Leaving only a warm feeling of felicity. It dominates your life, without concession, Leaving you with nothing but a feeling of  elation.   It takes you on a journey of delight, Revealing heavenly wonders to your sight; It hypnotizes, leaving you in a trance, Wandering in and out of consciousness,  at a glance.   Your vision is blinded by this concept of love; You are locked in limbo by the heavens above. There is no cure for this  hallucination; All you can do is pray for redemption. Shahrokh Sharifrazy is A trained mathematician from the University of London..Shahrokh has been an accomplished teacher of Mathematics for a long time and is now full time journalist.  He originally hails from Iran. … Read entire article »

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TUESDAY 1st APRIL 2014, THE CITY OF BRUGES (BELGIUM) WAS A LITTLE BIT LHASA. Tibetans administratively detained because they are Tibetan.

Bruges: At the occasion of the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping last Tuesday in Bruges, Lungta Association Belgium and International Campaign for Tibet has organized a peaceful action for Tibet and respect for human rights in the afternoon. Everything went quiet and serene, and there were no incidents. However, before and while the protest was going on, more than 20 people in total were administratively detained, most Tibetans but also three Belgians, board members of “Vrienden van Tibet” (Friends of Tibet). One Tibetan man had climbed over the fences on the Market just before the arrival of Xi Jinping, and he shouted slogans in Chinese and English: “So many years! Why did so many Tibetans die? Xi Jinping! Chairman Xi, have you heard this? Chairman Xi, have you heard this? … Read entire article »

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