Italy’s shame on Dalai Lama visit

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“When the Dalai Lama Accepted the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global human rights — particularly for his ceaseless efforts to free his country from Chinese rule — he referred to himself as “a simple monk from Tibet.” But His Holiness is also the spiritual and political leader of 6 million Tibetans, who believe him to be the 14th earthly incarnation of the heavenly deity of compassion and mercy. Like his 13 predecessors, he works for the regeneration and continuation of the Tibetan Vajrayana branch of Buddhist tradition.

Born in 1935, Tenzin Gyatso was recognized at the age of 2 as the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, and by age 19 he was negotiating with China’s Mao Tse-tung over the future of Tibet, which China invaded in 1950 and has occupied ever since. After years of failed peace talks and a violent suppression of Tibet’s resistance movement in which tens of thousands of Tibetans died, the Dalai Lama fled in 1959 to Dharamsala, India, where he continues to be the spiritual leader of Tibet’s people and heads Tibet’s government-in-exile.”

This introduction is taken from “The Dalai Lama“, Interviewed By Robert Thurman. What’s happened in these days?

The nobel prize Dalai Lama is visiting Italy. The Chinese government made pressure over european countries in order to not accept the visit of the tibetan spiritual representative. On may

“The Belgian government has asked the Dalai Lama to cancel a long-planned visit to Brussels this week in response to pressure from Beijing, which opposes foreign trips by the exiled Tibetan leader. The Belgian request is linked to the upcoming visit of a Belgian trade delegation to China, led by the Crown Prince. The cancellation of the visit comes on the eve of the EU-China human rights dialogue on May 15-16 in Berlin...”

On October:

China said Tuesday that a decision by the U.S. Congress to honor the Dalai Lama would “seriously” damage relations between the countries.

The Congress will give the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, an award this week at a ceremony attended by President Bush.

“The move will seriously damage China-U.S. relations,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said. Liu did not specify how relations would be damaged if the award does take place.

He told a regular news conference that China hoped the U.S. would “correct its mistakes and cancel relevant arrangements and stop interfering in the internal affairs of China.”

And Italy? None italian political representative accepted to meet the Dalai Lama officially. We know that the italian comic Beppe Grillo met him and wrote an article to support a FREE TIBET.

In Italy the economic power is the only god to be served. They didn’t accept the Dalai Lama nor as a nobel prize for peace, nor as a holy man, nor as a political man.

Pope Benedetto XVI even renunced to meet Dalai Lama: against every christian precept. The religion became politics This is the death of human rights representative and the death of freedom and justice messages.

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  1. The Dalai Lama has now become a puppet in the hands of political mights and powers.

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  2. Dalai Lama is a man who won a nobel prize for peace.. he’d have to be respected for his battles for human rights… He’s just a man…

  3. Jean

    I really believe the Chinese Olympics could be boycotted (All the better at the last minute). Maybe Coca Cola is a good start. The company could support or sponsor the “Going Home Olympics” Athens has stadiums and sports villages stillintact after their hosting of the games. Tibetans want to go home. All the world needs fair trade. China does not offer fair trade. Children, farmers, disabled people and other second class citizens are exploited to produce OUR products at a lower labour cost. Don’t forget human rights in China, caplital punishment, the dying rooms, mainly occupied by new born girls who are not wanted in the system.
    Let’s get together and insist the games go home to Athens like Tibetans should be allowed to go home, autonomously………..they don’t have the presumption of independence. Tibetans are the most humbleand peaceful, non-pretentious people on this planet. They can lead us to a peaceful co-existance. Do we want a peaceful and just global society? Then let’s follow their example.

  4. Yes.. it could be a good idea.. but it cannot be determinant for the solution of the problem. We must organize ourself in a coordinate project… we are preparing something.. if you have any idea.. tell us..and we’ll publish it for the public.

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