We here at Rights Readers are most eager to welcome all to the Year of the Pig! Most especially because your Esteemed Reader Leader is a little Porker herself. And here's a tiny bit of good news for the new year: Google founders are having second thoughts about the whole Chinese internet censorship deal. Hey, its a first step. Now take action, guys!
Meanwhile on the grimly serious side, we included an action in this month's newsletter on a group of approximately 70 unarmed Tibetans who were trying to flee China were shot at by the Chinese border control troops. The shooting was witnessed by an international group of mountaineers who videotaped one person, a 17 year old nun Kelsang Namtso, die at the scene and two others fall. At least 25 members of the group, 10 of whom were children, were taken into custody while the rest managed to escape to Nepal. Here's the video: