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Canada Tibet Committee News - Fall 2011

October 29, 2011

Kirti Monastery & self-immolations

Ten young Tibetans have set fire to themselves in eastern Tibet since March 2011. Five have died, including a nun. These truly desperate acts are a cry to the world for help.

At least seven of these self-immolations are linked to the Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, one of the largest and most influential monastic institutions in Tibet.

China’s merciless and violent crackdown in Ngaba and throughout Tibet is intensifying grievances and exacerbating the resentment and desperation felt across Tibet.

If the world does not act now, this growing tragedy could spiral even further into a Tibet-wide crisis.

The international community – citizens and governments – must Stand Up for Tibet. Global diplomatic intervention can save Tibetan lives.

Please add your voice by signing the online pledge today and sharing it with friends at:

www.StandUpforTibet.org

And to read the CTC's commentary on the crisis, visit:

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=G20+needs+to+tell+President+Hu+to+extinguish+the+flames+by+bringing+freedom+to+Tibet+and+China&id=30192&t=1&c=4

Global day of action

On November 2nd across the globe, Tibetans and their supporters will hold protests and vigils in advance of the G20 summit in Cannes. The CTC and other Tibet support groups are calling on western leaders to raise the Ngaba tragedy with China's president and seek assurances that the crackdown in Tibet will end.

To learn about an event near you, visit:

www.tibet.ca/en/newsroom/upcoming_events/152

48¢ a week helps protect human rights in Tibet

That’s the weekly cost of an annual membership in the CTC. But it’s also an investment towards the day when the rights that we as Canadians take for granted are enjoyed by all Tibetans.

The recent, unforeseen events and self-immolations in Ngaba are one of the reasons why we need your support more than ever.

If just one out of every two supporters who read this newsletter were to join or make a donation, the CTC would be self-sufficient. So will you be that one?

Tibet resettlement project

The CTC has incorporated Project Tibet Society to oversee the implementation of the Canadian government's incredible gesture to resettle 1,000 displaced Tibetans to Canada over the next five years.

In June, Project Tibet Society signed a memorandum of understanding with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to oversee the program's implementation.

One thousand displaced Tibetans are now counting on us to establish their new lives in Canada. They need your help and the CTC can only do this with your help.

We'll need support with everything from acquainting new arrivals to their host city, to securing employment and a place to live. If you haven't already volunteered, it's not too late. If you can lend a hand, please contact us at ctcoffice@tibet.ca

You can learn more about the resettlement project at:

www.tibet.ca/projecttibetsociety

and to stay up-to-date with developments, please Like the project's Facebook page at:

www.facebook.com/tibetresettlementproject

Montreal Tibet bazaar

The Montreal Tibet Bazaar is just around the corner and this year for the first time will be held on a Saturday and Sunday. The Bazaar will take place on November 26 and 27 at Santa Cruz Church (Rachel and St. Urbain).

To learn more -- and to be sure you receive all the updates -- please take a moment to Like the Montreal Tibet Bazaar Page on Facebook at:

www.facebook.com/BazarTibetanMontreal

The Canada Tibet Committee’s online store

The CTC’s online store is a way to help the CTC that doesn't cost an extra cent. Because if you already shop online, you’ll want to check out an exciting feature that’s helps the CTC every time you shop with selected online merchants by passing through the CTC gateway.

Throughout the store, you’ll find links to merchants such as : Amazon.ca, iTunes, Hotwire, Shambhala Publications, Snow Lion Publications, Gap Adventures, Hotels.com and more. Visit these sites through the banners displayed on our store gateway, do your shopping and you'll help support the CTC with every purchase.

So visit: https://store.tibet.ca/ and bookmark the store for the next time you shop online.

Why we ask…

You’ve probably noticed that we ask you to forward our newsletters to friends or to join us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Each of these tools helps us to stay in touch.

When your friends sign up at www.tibet.ca or on Facebook we become a stronger organization, able to do more with more talent, and be a stronger voice for the Tibetan people.

Facebook and Twitter allows us to get more news out faster; however, be assured that our e-newsletters will still keep you up-to-date with important developments.

Whenever you have the opportunity, please invite friends to sign up, to join or to subscribe. It’s a click that six million Tibetans will hear.

Varia

RSS feed

The CTC site now has a RSS feed which you'll find on our homepage.

Change of mailing address

Please take note of our new mailing address:

Canada Tibet Committee

P.O. Box 217
Place du Parc 2 Station

Montreal QC H2X 4A4


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