Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries from March 2008

Graffiti for Tibet

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

This is a picture from graffiti made today in Zurich, Switzerland. Here’s a description of what happened today at the event, which was put on by the Tibetan Youth Association of Europe. On the occasion of the global day of action, friends and members of Tibetan Youth Association Europe held a huge graffiti event in […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

China’s Torch Repeatedly Visits Lhasa

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

If there was any doubt about the hopes China has for using the Olympic torch as a tool to validate their control over Tibet, one need look no farther than the route the Olympic flame is now taking. Jim Yardley of the NY Times reports: President Hu Jintao of China waved the Olympic torch at […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

Wanker of the Day

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

Nick Kristof.

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Tags: Tibet & China

China Torch Smackdown

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

The No Torch In Tibet campaign has launched, complete with a petition to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge asking him to withdraw Tibet from the Olympic torch relay route. Get the Facebook Application here. Use ClearSpring to embed or social bookmark the Torch Smackdown animation. I already started with some posts. Digg it here […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

Time To Hear from Jacques Rogge

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

Today’s LA Times includes a column by Philip Hersh, who calls on International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge to respond to growing sentiment among world leaders and Olympic athletes alike that the Beijing games are creating a political problem that demand attention from the IOC. Hersh writes in response to Dutch swimmer Pieter van den […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

McCain’s Illegal Campaign

March 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Jane Hamsher points to a Boston Globe article that looks at how perceived campaign finance guru John McCain  is  engaging in illegal campaigning that gives lie to his reputation. Unfortunately the Globe article, by Susan Milligan, fails to fully grasp how clearly in the wrong McCain is. Jane rightly points to this line: During the […]

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Tags: John McCain

Activist Media Porn

March 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Above: Three kick ass activists who don’t have time to smile The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest national paper, had a huge, front page, above the fold article yesterday on three Canadian women who have been at the forefront of the Tibetan independence movement through Students for a Free Tibet: Kate Woznow, Freya Putt, and […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

EschaCon

March 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Photo by NTodd  Yesterday I attended EschaCon 08 in Philadelphia. I had a great time and want to commend the organizers for putting on a really successful conference. What made EschaCon special was its intimate nature. It looked like there were about 100 people at the conference and there was only one panel discussion taking […]

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Tags: Blogs

Protests in Lhasa As Diplomats Leave

March 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Cold Mtn at Tibet Will Be Free directs our attention to large protests that happened again in Lhasa yesterday, just as or shortly after a guided tour of foreign diplomats left Tibet’s capital. Details are emerging about fresh protests in Lhasa today. According to Radio Free Asia: Witnesses in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, say fresh […]

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Tags: Tibet & China

Chinese Nationalism & Tibet

March 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Jim Yardley has an article in today’s International Herald Tribune about the relationship between Chinese nationalism and the crackdown in Tibet. “We couldn’t believe our government was being so weak and cowardly,” said Meng, 52, a mother and office worker, who was appalled that the authorities had initially failed to douse the violence. “The Dalai […]

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Tags: Tibet & China