Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's Still 1984 in Tibet

Tomorrow is Earth Day - April 22. I wonder what Kunga Tsangyang (pen name: Gangnyi) is thinking about, wherever he is being held. He is an environmentalist, photographer and blogger who taught people the importance of saving the Tibetan plateau. He was arrested on March 17, and not heard from since.

The Chinese government is cracking down on Tibetan cultural figures including musicians, writers, artists. They're going after anyone who is an advocate for freedom of speech and thought. Is tomorrow really April 22, 2009? Or is it April 22, 1984? Well, in Tibet, it's the dark, Orwellian world of 1984.


  1. How can I help?

  2. Please visit www.freekunga.com and www.sfthq.org. There is more info there. Thanks for your support.