Thursday, April 25, 2013


The present (11th) incarnation of the Panchen Lama is a matter of controversy: the People's Republic of China asserts it is Gyancain Norbu, while the 14th Dalai Lama asserted it was Gedhun Choekyi Nyima on May 14, 1995. The latter vanished from public eye shortly after being named, aged six. Chinese authorities stated that Gedhun had been taken into protective custody from those that would spirit him into exile. However, most believe he is now held in captivity against the wishes of the Tibetan people. Tibetans and human rights groups continue to campaign for his release. 


The Panchen Lamas 24th birthday.


What you can do today:

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yes, a bit of an effort, finding phone numbers, but please MAKE that effort..we need to speak up for what we believe in, not just *like* pictures and photos..

take action today.

Even one call.....

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bipartisan report says tops US officials to blame for 'cruel and inhuman' treatment of detainees

The first shipment of 20 prisoners arrived at Guantánamo on January 11, 2002 [GALLO/GETTY]
Bipartisan report says tops officials to blame for 'cruel and inhuman' treatment of detainees. A new report looking into the torture of detainees in the US after September 11, 2001 attack has said intelligence officers and military forces practiced torture. The US military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay is the symbol of everything the country has done wrong since the September 11 attacks, according to a bipartisan group of former officials and academics. The group, which reviewed US detention and rendition practices, has concluded that US interrogators committed torture while questioning detainees, and there is no proof the torture gave authorities any information to prevent future attacks. Seasoned interrogators have confirmed the report finding that harsh interrogation techniques were ineffective and there was no rational for their use, whether practical or moral. | Watch Rosiland Jordan's report from Capitol Hill here:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

AUK's Annual Student Art Exhibit opens tonight at 5pm

AUK's 8th Annual Student Art Exhibit opening tonight starting at 5pm.  Special this year, we asked Lucia Topalian, director of the Dar Al Funoon Gallery, as an outside evaluator to judge the work  (awards will be giving sometime after 5pm with performances starting at 6pm).

Hope to see you this evening!