Saturday, November 03, 2007

Support Burma!

Received following from Action Alert: "Speak Out: Stand with the People of Burma". Drawing also special attention to the posts listed in related material at the bottom of present post. Sometimes protesting can be fun (sort of)!

Yesterday, Myanmar’s military junta continued a violent crackdown on its own people. Just a few hours after the departure of a U.N. envoy, soldiers went through homes looking for monks, and at least eight truckloads of prisoners were hauled out of Yangon, Burma's biggest city.

We cannot let the violence go on. We need to act now to protect monks, activists and innocent civilians from further abuses and to support them in their struggle for freedom.

Myanmar has an appalling human rights record. Thousands of political prisoners are detained in deteriorating prison conditions and the use of child soldiers, forced labor, and torture are common.

The recent violence has shown the world the extent of Myanmar’s brutal crimes. Urge the United Nations to take urgent steps to get Myanmar’s junta to stop the crackdown.

Sign this petition and stand with the people of Burma

Thank you for speaking out on their behalf.

Present status:
Signatures: 23,259
Goal: 50,000
Deadline: Ongoing...


- "Politeia supports Burma": Blogger Jotman is live blogging the situation in Burma from Bangkok (video material)

- "Burma Update": The Truth Shall Set You Free: "Weird News: Women's Panties Combat Totalitarianism", EUX: "Playlist with Myanmar videos now on EUX.TV" (video wall)

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