Students for a Free Tibet is alive and well in Canada! Check back here daily to keep informed about our efforts and to connect with members around the country!

The SFT Canada blog is currently run on Blogger, which is owned by Google. We are working on moving this blog to a new platform and hope to have it up and running ASAP...

Friday, February 10, 2006

update from HQ

Check out SFT's new video (45 secs) which is posted on the site: http://noluv4google.com

As of today, over 2,000 people have committed to boycott Google on Valentine's Day, over 45,000 emails have been sent to Google's executives, and over 4,300 emails have been sent to executives at Yahoo, Microsoft, and Cisco.

We just created a new video (45 secs) which is posted on the site: http://noluv4google.com and moved our blog from Blogger (owned by Google) to Wordpress - you can see the new one here: http://blog.studentsforafreetibet.org/

Our campaign has been covered by a number of media outlets including the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle. I also did an interview for American Public Media's Future Tense which you can hear at: http://download.publicradio.org/podcast/futuretense/mpr_20060206_futuretense.mp3

-Lhadon

Friday Frukus: SFT Ruckus!!!!

[Montreal]- This Friday, Pierre Beaudoin was confronted by Montreal SFTers who let him know that he should be ASHAMED!!! As the Bombardier Aerospace CEO and son of Laurent Beaudoin (the head honcho), Pierre needs to know that Bombardier is WRONG for aiding and abetting the Chinese government's occupation of Tibet. Lets keep reminding Bombardier that until they are out of Tibet, We will follow them, follow them wherever they may go! There isn't an ocean too deep; a mountain too high that can keep, keep us away!! I have no luv for Bombardier... and no luv 4 Google.

Friday, February 03, 2006

SFT Canada disrupts talk by Chinese Ambassador


Bombardier and the Chinese government embarrassed again!


Today at approximately 12:30pm EST, Jessica Spanton (SFT Concordia and member of SFT Canada's Board of Directors) disrupted a luncheon featuring China's Ambassador to Canada, Lu Shumin. The luncheon, sponsored by Bombardier, focused on fostering Canada-China trade relations. We were to make sure Bombardier and the Chinese government were once again confronted with vocal opposition to the China-Tibet railway and to tell Canadian companies to stay out of Tibet until Tibetans are free to determine their own future.

Jessica waited while the head table was introduced (including 2 Bombardier representatives and the Ambassador) and as the approximately 350 guests turned to start eating their appetizer salads, Jess stood up, held up a Tibetan flag and yelled: "Shame on Bombardier! Shame on China! Canadians have no business in Tibet until Tibetans have their freedom and human rights! Bombardier has no business in Tibet! You may have profits but Tibetans have truth on their side! Shame on Bombardier! Shame on China! The room was dead silent. At this point she was approached by hotel security and escorted out of the room. Our point had been made.

Cost for the Chinese ambassador: Public embarrassment and lose of face.
Cost for Bombardier: Publicly confronted once again for its involvement in the China-Tibet railway - all this negative publicity sure must look bad to the shareholders.

Priceless!