Shows: March 10, 2009

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Tibetans mark uprising 50 years later
Tibet Uprising: 50 Years Later

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CAAAV Releases Report on Chinatown Gentrification

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CAAAV (Organizing Asian Communities) just released a sobering report in collaboration with the Urban Justice Center on how gentrification in Chinatown is impacting residents and small business owners. Helena Wong, an organizer with the Chinatown Tenants Union and CAAAV, helps us interpret the report.

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Robert Barnett on Tibet 50 Years After the Uprising

Fifty years ago today Tibetans launched a historic uprising against the Chinese occupation. Community organizers among the New York area Tibetan community, as well as student groups in solidarity with them, have planned a series of actions to mark the anniversary. We hear from Kala Mendoza of Students for a Free Tibet and Tsering Palden of Tibetan Youth Congress on those events, while Professor Robert Barnett of Columbia University provides analysis of the historical and political context, and the state of unrest and repression today.

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The Tibetan diaspora community as well as groups in solidarity with them are organizing marches, demonstrations, and delegations to the UN and other political figures to mark the 50th anniversary of the uprising and carry the cause forward. Tsering Palden, president of the Tibetan Youth Congress, NY/NJ regional branch, and Kala Mendoza, former grassroots coordinator for Students for Free Tibet, explain today's actions.

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