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March 31:Global Day of Action for TIBET!

On Monday, March 31st, as the Olympic torch relay arrives in Beijing with much celebration and fanfare, Tibetans and supporters around the world will take part in a Global Day of Action for Tibet. Click here to find a protest or vigil near you. If you are organizing an event on this day, please let us know by email: kala@studentsforafreetibet.org

On the day of action, Avaaz - the global organization that has collected an unprecedented 1.2 million signatures in support of Tibet - will be delivering this historic petition to Chinese embassies and consulates around the world. Help reach the goal of 2 million signatures before Monday! Sign the Avaaz petition - Stand With Tibet.

Tibetans Disrupt Chinese Government Media Tour

A group of Tibetan monks disrupted a tightly controlled Chinese government media tour in Lhasa today — the only foreign media that has been allowed into Tibet since widespread protests of Chinese rule gripped the nation.

Click here to read SFT's press release.
Click here to watch video footage from the incident as reported by BBC.
Click here for analysis on this and other breaking news on SFT's blog.


TAKE ACTION NOW and tell the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to immediately remove Tibet from the Olympic torch relay route.

On March 24, several Tibetans were arrested in Olympia, Greece for protesting the launch of China's Olympic torch relay. Click here for BBC's video coverage of the protests.

Please contact your country's National Olympic Committee (NOC) to ask them to appeal to the IOC. Your NOC speaks not only for your country's athletes but for your nation as well. Click here for contact information for your country's National Olympic Committee. Click here for talking points and a sample email/letter.


New information and photos of the protests in Ngaba "Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture" in the Tibetan province of Amdo on March 16th have been made available today by local sources. Click here to see photos (Warning: photos are graphic and very disturbing). 20,000 Tibetans are reported to have joined the uprising in Ngaba.

Click here to read SFT's press release from Tuesday, March 18th.

Tibetan Students Rise Up In Tibet & China

Dozens of Tibetan students in Beijing held a candle light vigil at the Central University for Nationalities. Around 500 Tibetan students in Lanzhou, eastern Tibet, undertook a 24-hour hunger strike to protest China's violent crackdown on Tibetans. Click here to read more. Everyone at Students for a Free Tibet feels a great sense of solidarity and pride with young Tibetans inside Tibet and China. We are with you.

RFA: Tibetan Witnesses Describe Chaos, Fear

“The Chinese authorities are locking up as many Tibetan protesters as possible in different jails. Many of them are detained in a jail behind the Potala Palace and four other prisons in the Lhasa area...Read More

Tibetans Rise Up throughout Tibet

Deaths reported in Tibet protests

At least two people have been killed in protests that have erupted in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, local emergency officials say. Read More...

Video and News Roundup: Protests in Tibet; Marchers in India

There has been an incredible amount of news coverage on Tibet over the past few days.

Read a roundup of news articles about the Protests Inside Tibet and the March to Tibet

For a roundup of video reports from the past few days, Click Here.

Lhasa on lock down as protests spread to other parts of Tibet

According to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a fresh demonstration erupted this morning at around 10 AM (Beijing Time) in...Read More and view Video footage from Labrang.

Click here to read SFT's press release from Saturday, March 15.

Click here to listen to a recent CTV interview with Lhadon Tethong, SFT's Executive Director, on the current situation unfolding inside Tibet.

Eyewitness: Monk 'kicked to floor'

"They were grabbing monks, kicking and beating them"

With tension rising in Tibet following a series of anti-China protests, the BBC spoke to an eyewitness who saw police on Wednesday beating monks at one of three monasteries which have been sealed. He wishes to be identified only as John. Read More...

Update from India: Tibetan Marchers Arrested

On orders from the central government, at around 6:30am, Indian police blocked the March to Tibet and forcibly removed all marchers from the road at Dehra bridge, 50 kilometers from Dharamshala. Click here to read more.

M10: Live Updates from the Field

March to Tibet Launched from Dharamsala; Tibetan Freedom Torch Lit in Olympia

Click here to watch live video footage, hear audio reports and view photos from March 10th protests worldwide.

March to Tibet: Over 100 core-marchers left Dharamsala, India this morning on route to Tibet, launching a historic return march to their homeland in the lead up to the Beijing Olympics.

Tibetan Freedom Torch: Tibetans launched the Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay in Olympia today under intense scrutiny and harassment from Greek police and Chinese government officials.

Bjork stands up for Tibet at Shanghai concert

"Tibet, Tibet, Raise your Flag"

Click here to watch the Guardian's video footage of pop star singer Bjork backing Tibet's independence at her concert in Shanghai, China on Sunday.

Please take a moment to post a short message of appreciation to her fan website (note: you have to register in the top left hand corner). You can also send Bjork a message of thanks here or on her MySpace page.

Visit BeijingWideOpen to read more.

Banned in Tibet: SFT's Official Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2007

From Mt. Everest to Beijing, it's been a groundbreaking year for SFT. Check out what we've been up to! Download "Banned in Tibet" in pdf format here.


  • SFT Actions: Mt. Everest, Great Wall, Beijing Wide Open
  • Olympics Campaign Update
  • Free Tibet! Action Camps VIII & IX
  • Grassroots: News from the field
  • News from Tibet
  • Updates from SFT India and SFT Canada


Six Tibet independence activists from the UK, US, and Canada were detained on August 7th, after rappelling from the top of the Great Wall of China with a 450-square foot protest banner reading “One World, One Dream, Free Tibet 2008” in English and Chinese. The dramatic action took place on the eve of the one-year countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Chinese authorities removed the activists after two hours; their current whereabouts are unknown.

>>Click here for NEW photos of the Great Wall Banner action (hi-res)
>> Read SFT's press release here >>
>> Check out a full media roundup for the "GreatWall6" and BeijingWideOpen.org >>
>> Read Jim Yardley's NYT article covering the action >>

SFT's Lhadon Tethong Reports from China

Lhadon speaks out one year before the Beijing Olympics

SFT's Executive Director Lhadon Tethong was in Beijing for the one-year countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games. From the heart of the nation that has brutally occupied her homeland for over 50 years, she reported on the Chinese government's attempts to use the Olympics to obscure the occupation of Tibet, and how we will "challenge them at every turn." Check out Lhadon's blog: Beijing Wide Open for ongoing updates and commentary regarding China's Olympic Games.

Before leaving for Beijing, she recorded a video message to Tibetans and Tibet supporters everywhere – watch it here.

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