tibetan people

tibetan people

Ubuntu Tibet Freedom Festival, 27th April, South African Freedom Day

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRIENDS OF TIBET JOYFULLY HOSTED THE UBUNTU TIBET FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATIONS, SPANNING THE WHOLE CITY OF CAPE TOWN. From a early morning prayer atop the Mountain, then to the Cathedral at noon and then a colorful parade marching to The Waterfront for our afternoons address from Desmond Tutu and other dignitaries and the Ubuntu Peace Concert singing happily into the night with Cape Towns kindest and finest artists who all pulled together for FREE! It was freedom day after all. The various joyful celebrations of our own freedom call for the freedom of the Tibetans and all oppressed people in the Spirit of Ubuntu, the original ancient wisdom of Africa. The Ubuntu maxim "Umntu Ngumntu Ngabantu" ["I am because you are, you are because we are"] recognises that if "WE" are not free, then "I" am not free. In light of this wisdom, we stand for the freedom of all beings, not just Tibetans and South Africans. Archbishop Desmond Tutu's speech was what the whole day was organised around. He is truly a champion of the people of Tibet, the cause for global freedom and a good friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He reminded us that we must help the people who are not free as so many helped South Africans to attain their freedom in long running international campaigns much like the current situation in Tibet. This was an encouraging voice of hope that reminded us that freedom for the Tibetan people was not only possible, but inevitable. Everybody at SAFT would Like to Thank all of the Artists and organisations who contributed to making the day a turning point in Global politics, for now we have the signed support of the religious and civic leaders that represent 23 million South Africans, the majority. Because of the uniquely democratic and representative government in SA, we can now begin to make more change with these friends of Tibet to help China, Tibet, Zimbabwe and Darfur with His Holiness the 14th Middle Way policy for meaningful autonomy. Ask yourselves what that really means, what it really means to be truly free. A new paradigm is possible if we just understand the SANE (South African New Economic - http://www.SANE.org.za) systems that will allow the trust necessary for it; cooperation over competition, love over fear, innate nature over imposed doctrine. here we go... 'Love is all that matters' - Nicky Lyell