Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Stand with Burmese People!

Yesterday was the birthday of Ghandi, the exponent of nonviolent expression of last century. People in Burma marched peacefully expressing their desire for an end to the repressive regime and for a beginning of democracy. Very many have been brutalized, and the number killed is yet unknown.

A recent email informed and offered an action:
Burma is ruled by one of the worst military dictatorships in the world. This week Buddhist monks and nuns began marching and chanting prayers to call for democracy. The protests spread and hundreds of thousands of Burmese people joined in -- they've been brutally attacked by the military regime, but still the protests are spreading.

I just signed a petition calling on Burma's powerful ally China and the UN security council to step in and pressure Burma's rulers to stop the killing. The petition has exploded to over 200,000 signatures in a few days and is being advertised in newspapers around the world, delivered to the UN secretary general, and broadcast to the Burmese people by radio. We're trying to get to 1 million signatures this week, please sign...and tell everyone!

Wiki-map of Myanmar (Burma) is in the public domain.

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