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‘Language Rights Are Human Rights’

A Tibetan student support group calls on China to release a bilingual education advocate

By Tenzin Sangmo

Members of Students for a Free Tibet , the largest grassroots Tibet support group in the world, protested outside the Chinese consulate in New York on January 26 to call for the release of a 31-year-old Tibetan shopkeeper who was arrested after The New York Times quoted him… 337 more words

Politics

Exposing falsehoods in Chinese law: Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk is no separatist

Originally published at Hong Kong Free Press on 27 January 2017. Here.

A year ago today, Tashi Wangchuk disappeared. He was recently indicted and is now awaiting trial, facing a 15-year sentence for the baseless charge of inciting separatism. 986 more words

Sino-Musing

March 24th | Week in Review

¡Hola a todos! I am happy to be back and to share with you all of these amazing resources.

– The folks over at the Américas Book Award Facebook page have been on fire with recommendations for diversifying Women’s History Month. 540 more words

Multicultural Literature

Language Learning as Peacebuilding? Not always

At Language for Peace, our work is rooted in the belief that learning language has the potential to be an act of peacebuilding. But is it always? 120 more words

Language Learning

Justin Trudeau calls to apologize to woman who asked English question in Sherbrooke

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently called a woman to apologize after answering her English question in French during a town hall session in Sherbrooke, Que. 392 more words

Canada

Liberals restore, update program to support equality rights court battles

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is restoring and modernizing a program that gives financial support to those mounting expensive legal battles to clarify and protect their language and equality rights in court. 200 more words

Canada

Who are an Dream Dearg?

On Friday night, it started.  My Facebook and Twitter feeds turned red as a defiant sense of solidarity shone from the screen.  Some people wondered what this new yet still familiar symbol filling up their screens meant – it means that Irish speakers have decided it’s time for a change in the conversation. 928 more words

English Language