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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Dalai Lama Discovers Maps of Independent Tibet

March 3, 2009

Jamyang Norbu
Shadow of Tibet
February 27th, 2009

Dalai Lama pointing at the name Tibet on an ancient globe at Venice library
( http://www.jamyangnorbu.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dalai-lama-with-ancient-globe-pointing-at-the-name-tibet.jpg )

I want readers to share this photograph and interesting news that a Tibet supporter in Europe, Manfred Manera sent me about His Holiness’ successful visit to
Venice.

"The recent visit of H.H. in Venice was a great success, beyond my expectations. He was granted with the Venetian honorary citizenship. All the local politicians,
from the major Cacciari to the other side of the political spectrum  they all talked only about independence of Tibet and right of self-determination for the Tibetan
people.  No hint about the middle-way or autonomy. And His Holiness seemed pleased about it,  as he was when visited the Marciana library and found very old
maps and documents of the Middle Ages referring of Tibet as an independent country."

(IMPORTANT NOTICE. Readers who might like to download and print the pamphlet INDEPENDENT TIBET -- SOME FACTS are requested to go on
www.jamyangnorbu.com and open the post A LOSAR GIFT FOR RANGZEN ACTIVISTS and on the first paragraph click on the words "black & white" or
"colour" depending on the version of the pamphlet they want. My apologies on not having the downloads on the www.rangzen.net site as I had earlier mentioned.
Will have everything ready in a few days)

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