Thursday, 4 October 2007

Free Burma! (Bloggers for Burma)

The people of Burma are like prisoners in their own country, deprived of all freedom under military rule.
Aung San Suu Kyi

There is so much that we need to do for our country. I don't think that we can afford to wait.

We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves.

Aung San Suu Kyi - National League for Democracy

Petition - US Campaign for Burma

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.
Aung San Suu Kyi

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.
Aung San Suu Kyi

appeal to the UN Security Council to protect the people of Burma

to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Burmese monks

The undertakers from "Yay-Way" cemetery, reported that the SPDC cremates all the corpses as well as those injured protesters who are still alive. Now the world has seen the shooting of Japanese reporters and the floating body of a monk in the Hlaing river. Please let the world know and bring the military regime to the World Criminals Court.

"A smooth transition to democracy really in the hands of people like the Howard government to say internationally and loudly that they will not tolerate human rights abuse."
John Kaye, President of the Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma.

Petition - Stand with Burma

Where the world stands on Burma
(BBC News)

Free Burma!

Saturday, October 6th, has been declared an International Day of Action For Burma.

Organizers are asking that people worldwide wear red or saffron as a show of unity for the Burmese monks who are standing in opposition to one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world.

Currently, people suspected of protesting are being taken out of their homes in the middle of the night. The junta is announcing in the streets of Rangoon that they have photos and are coming to get them.

(More on the situation in Burma in posts below, and at any of the above sites.)