"The unspeakable violations of human rights in Tibet are a civil question first and only second a political question," Alberto points out. (Click to enlarge).
Another 'Maga': Students, famous teachers and friends from the Padua University climbed Monte Verena together for the SadSmokyMountains project in Italy the same day... (click to enlarge).
Aula magna at Padua - a thousand year battle for academic pride and freedom. (Click to enlarge).
How could we resist.
...and lit torches at the Eiffel tower. "This is our message: the civil actions [the art] must inspire the politics; politicians, governments and administrations, schools included," Peruffo says on behalf of the SadSmokyMountains project. (Click to enlarge).
Galileo's Padua took a leading role against the Nazi occupation of 1943-45; and during the SSM 080808 project her students and teachers sent a strong signal to Tibet and for human rights. (Click to enlarge).
New line by Carlos Buhler on Cerro Castillo, in Patagonia. Image sources: SadSmokyMountains, Padua University, ExplorersWeb, Maga Kijak and intotherocks.net (click to enlarge).
That same day, Maga wore this t-shirt to class at Warwick University in UK. She ended up paying the biggest price.
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(ExplorersWeb.com) Last week ExWeb wrote about climbing translator Maga Kijak accused of professional misconduct after wearing a Free Tibet T-shirt to class at UK Warwick University."I don't think wearing the T-shirt is a political behavior," comments climber Alberto Peruffo, organizer of the global SadSmokyMountains project for human rights."It's strictly a civil behaviour," he told ExplorersWeb. Compassion is not politics"The unspeakable violations of human rights in Tibet are a civil question first and only second a...