Friday, October 05, 2007

Saturday is global free Burma day!

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2007

Contact:
Pete Perry, 571-271-1313
Thelma Young, 202-234-8022

Peace and Human Rights Groups March to Burmese, Chinese and Indian
Embassies on International Free Burma Day

WASHINGTON, DC – Responding to a global call for Saturday, October 6th
to be an international day of solidarity with the people's
pro-democracy movement in Myanmar, also known as Burma, the Washington
Peace Center and U.S. Campaign for Burma will march from the Burmese
Embassy 23rd and S Streets, NW, to the Chinese Embassy at Kalorama
Road and Connecticut Avenue, NW, and ending at the Indian Embassy on Q
Street, near Dupont Circle.

In response to last week's violent crackdown on Buddhist monks and
civilians in Rangoon, Mandalay and other towns and cities in Burma, a
popular group on the Web site Facebook has named October 6th
International Day Of Support for Burma. The U.S. Campaign for Burma, a
group dedicated to building broad-based support for freedom in Burma,
and the Washington Peace Center, a 44-year-old peace and justice
organization are combining efforts for a march beginning 12 Noon at
2300 S Street, NW and ending at the Indian Embassy where the Mahatma
Gandhi statue is at 21st and Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

"The people of Burma are taking a stand for freedom and democracy, and
we must now take a stand in full solidarity and support," said Thelma
Young, Campaigns Coordinator at U.S. Campaign for Burma. "We hope to
pressure both China and India to take a much stronger position against
the military junta."

"The images of nonviolent monks, students and other civilians being
shot and brutally beaten are heart wrenching," said Pete Perry a
member of the Washington Peace Center's board of directors. "All good
people of conscience ought to now march with their brothers and
sisters in Burma."

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Desmond Tutu has joined the movement to
support freedom in Burma. He has said he will boycott the 2008
Olympics unless China changes its position at the U.N. Security
Council.

There are expected to be peace and human rights activists, Buddhist
monks, students and participants in this year's Green Festival, taking
place this weekend, participating in this march.
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1 comment:

USpace said...

Thanks for helping! FREE Burma!!!

Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week. The only country that has any influence over Myanmar is China, and they can't and won't push too hard. There is too much Oil & Gas there that they need.

The UN must do something, but they never use military force to fight.
That is a huge problem.

Illegal drug and ruby fortunes are a BIG part of this too.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
complete narco states

criminals in power
loving the corrupt drug war


absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
shoot peaceful protesters

calling for democracy
which you must never allow


absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
keep trying communism

you can never KILL too much
pursuing Utopia...


http://free-burma.org/

http://absurdthoughtsaboutgod.blogspot.com/

:)
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