Rangzen Alliance, Switzerland

I was in Switzerland at the beginning of this month and gave a slideshow and talk at Zurich on Saturday the 5th, “Was Tibet an Independent and Sovereign State?”, based on my essay Independent Tibet – The Facts, but with a more polemical title. The talk was well attended by Tibetans. In fact the auditorium was packed full, and there was a good Q & A session.

The talk had been organized by Tibetans in Switzerland who wanted to start a Rangzen Alliance group in that country. Before my talk I had a long meeting with these volunteers, and at the conclusion of my public talk I announced the formation of Rangzen Alliance, Switzerland. The newly designated president of RA-Switzerland, Rinchen Dorjee also spoke, emphasizing the importance of the goal of rangzen for all Tibetans. He pointed out how activists and intellectuals inside Tibet were expressing their desire for freedom and independence, at the risk of imprisonment, torture and even their lives. Other selected office bearers were Christophe Besuchet and Tsering Dolkar Gyangsar.  Other initial members were Tsering Rakra, Ganden Blatner and Deki Tethong. The Rangzen Alliance has, since its inception been a somewhat loose knit organization, but members in Switzerland clearly wanted a more structured unit locally.

At the first meeting it was decided that RA-Switzerland, besides working to fulfill the three goals of the Alliance, should undertake to provide every possible support to all rangzen activism taking place inside Tibet and also support the rangzen work of such exile organizations as the Tibetan Youth Congress, the Students for a Free Tibet and others, as well as individuals and ad hoc groups undertaking projects and actions to further the rangzen effort.

On behalf of all members of the Rangzen Alliance I would like to wish RA-Switzerland our full, unstinting and unwavering comradeship in our united struggle for the cause of Tibetan independence.


8 Replies to “Rangzen Alliance, Switzerland”

  1. very soon rangzen alliance for ari, canada, germany, belgium, australia, france, england and holland! bhutan, nepal and india will follow! this 10.1 richter scale quake will shake and shatter two foundations…one incomplete and the other pure evil! the world will never be the same!

    till now with the tgie policy we have been in a state of perpetual death that has led the ccp to continue with the oppression and brutalities on us without the fear of redress from us.
    a warrior race who chose a philosophy of compassion over weapons of destruction 1300 years ago.
    impermanence! peace and independence!

  2. Tibetan nation has been under foreign domination since Lamas rule began some 900 years ago.

    From Songtsen to Lang Dharma not even big neighbors like China never dared to look Tibet in the eye but after Lang Dharma even a small countries like Nepal threatened and bullied us.

    Yet our Lamas are more interested in their Labrang and disciple ship and used foreign powers at the expenses of Tibet.

    Reteng and Panchen are classic eg of their self centered policies that led to weakening of the already weak Tibetan nation.

  3. gan jamyang lak…
    do we have rangzen alliance in INDIA?
    If not,i think it is necessary to have one here as majority exiled tibetan are here in india.
    and i can ensure that many yongsters are looking forward to join the rangzen alliance.

  4. JN la

    When I read above your article immediately it led me to the conversation we had with Kalon Tripa and Tenpa Tsering (speaker)few weeks ago in church New York.

    They both clearly explained to public our goal genuine autonomy and method to achieve it middle path based on book let distributed so called Memorandum on genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people.

    Nobody said anything or questioned both goal and method. It seems people start to understand why our government and HH is push us to such direction.

    1) How we can make people to understand and prioritize one goal (middle path/ Ranzen)?
    2) How we can stop to relapse Tibetans from Ranzen to middle path and from middle path to Ranzen?
    3) what is percentage of supporters genuine antimony vs. Ranzen ?

  5. Their are only few people who take initiative to do something for our own cause, but there is a very less number of people within our community to take a step for our cause. I really appreciate your effort but at the same time its been really difficult to believe in so called Rangzen, the main reason is that it is not backed by the His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

  6. I am not there will be no result for forming such RA Switzerland. It’s good when you want to do something immediately after you think on it.. there will be no result.. I am sure………..

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