Thursday, October 04, 2007

Free Burma

Free Burma!

The Free-Burma.org protest site for bloggers was launched by two German college students. They got the idea from a multi-lingual Wiki page that was set up last month as a forum to allow participants around the world to brainstorm ideas on how to show support for the protesters in Burma.

The internet has been banned in Burma. Bloggers who recorded and posted about the regin's bloody crackdown on protest are in hiding - Bloggers who risked all to reveal the junta’s brutal crackdown in Burma There has been a flood of reports of alleged brutal killings, disappearances and arrests as the military in Myanmar stamped out the anti-government protests of the last week.

At least 1,000 people have been arrested in Yangon alone, the majority of them monks. Numerous key figures in the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party, and other activists are among those arrested.

Here are a few resources to help you find out more about the situation in Burma.

There is also a petition that can be signed on the avaaz.org site - to be sent to the Chinese President and the UN Security Council urging them to push for the cessation of violence against peaceful protesters. (Thanks to my cousin from Tuco Tours for letting me know about this.)

tag , alexa

2 comments:

USpace said...

FREE Burma!!!

Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week.

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

Illegal drug fortunes are a BIG part of this.


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

http://absurdthoughtsaboutgod.blogspot.com/

:)
.

Sandy Carlson said...

Sue, this is exactly what I need! The story has not appeared in our paper all week! Isn't that sickening? You have admirably and thoroughly filled the gap. I'll add your link to my Burma post!

God bless.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Free Burma

Free Burma!

The Free-Burma.org protest site for bloggers was launched by two German college students. They got the idea from a multi-lingual Wiki page that was set up last month as a forum to allow participants around the world to brainstorm ideas on how to show support for the protesters in Burma.

The internet has been banned in Burma. Bloggers who recorded and posted about the regin's bloody crackdown on protest are in hiding - Bloggers who risked all to reveal the junta’s brutal crackdown in Burma There has been a flood of reports of alleged brutal killings, disappearances and arrests as the military in Myanmar stamped out the anti-government protests of the last week.

At least 1,000 people have been arrested in Yangon alone, the majority of them monks. Numerous key figures in the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party, and other activists are among those arrested.

Here are a few resources to help you find out more about the situation in Burma.

There is also a petition that can be signed on the avaaz.org site - to be sent to the Chinese President and the UN Security Council urging them to push for the cessation of violence against peaceful protesters. (Thanks to my cousin from Tuco Tours for letting me know about this.)

tag , alexa

2 comments:

USpace said...

FREE Burma!!!

Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week.

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

Illegal drug fortunes are a BIG part of this.


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

http://absurdthoughtsaboutgod.blogspot.com/

:)
.

Sandy Carlson said...

Sue, this is exactly what I need! The story has not appeared in our paper all week! Isn't that sickening? You have admirably and thoroughly filled the gap. I'll add your link to my Burma post!

God bless.