Tibet is burning for freedom

Time Magazine’s Hannah Beech has a first hand account from inside Tibet of the epidemic of self-immolations and other bold acts by Tibetans calling for freedom and a return of the Dalai Lama. It’s rare to get this sort of reporting from Tibet and the piece is illuminating for both the recent phenomenon of Tibetan’s lighting themselves on fire to protest China’s military occupation of Tibet and the larger symptoms of China’s colonization that disempower Tibetans and seek to crush Tibetan language and culture.

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