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October 4, 2007

A message via the Broad

Filed under: heros,military,New Broads,protest — by maggiec @ 6:18 pm

I haven’t got time to write, but I still have time to pass on important information.  So here you go.

 All Bloggers and Webmasters: Place a “Free Burma Banner” in place of your daily blog Oct 4th:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6760367115
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
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A Day of International Action for a Free Burma

 

Free Aung San Suu Kyi & Support the Monks in Burma

Saturday 6TH OCTOBER 2007

Time: 12 NOON in every major city across the world

We are marching in solidarity with the monks and ordinary people of Burma who are risking their lives for freedom and democracy.

We appeal to all religious and secular communities across the world not to look the other way while the people of Burma cry out for international support.

Now listed as en EVENT “A Day of International Action for a Free Burma (Oct. 6th) Worldwide” all cities and locations will be posted there shortly.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE PROTESTERS

1 – PROTEST- Look below in “Recent news” for details of worldwide protests.

2 – SPREAD THE WORD- Invite your friends to this group, email all your family and friends, write to local newspapers

3 – CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL- they will respond if enough people contact them.

4 – EMAIL COMPANIES STILL IN BURMA their email addresses are listed here http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3071

5 – SIGN A PETITION there are lots listed here
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3175

6 – KEEP UP TO DATE -READ SOME BLOGS/WEBSITES We’ve compiled some great resources http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3231

7. EMAIL YOUR NATION’S EMBASSY IN BURMA, asking them to open up their WiFi networks for our contacts to utilize. We’ve had reports that the internet is down to keep reports and pictures IN Burma, we need to do everything we can to make sure they get OUT. Your embassy’s contact info will be on your country’s ministry/department of foreign affairs webpage. http://www.alloexpat.com/myanmar_expat_forum/foreign-embassy-in-myanmar-directory-t5.html

8 – CONTACT EXTERNAL MEDIA. If you have any updates pass them to the press via details listed here http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3232

9 – BOYCOTT CHINA – Think about boycotting Chinese goods. http://leedsac.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3223

10 – BROWSE THIS SITE At the bottom of the page is the constantly updating wall with up to the minute news on protests and what is happening in Burma.

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OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO

DONATE money to the Democratic Voice of Burma:
“”The Democratic Voice of Burma was established in Oslo, Norway in 1992 and is broadcasting radio and TV to Burma. Due to current events, transmissions have increased to 24/7, which is very costly. To donate visit their website at http://english.dvb.no/

CONTINUE EMAILING those associated with the Beijing Olympics
http://ubc.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6524045893
http://ubc.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3351

LOBBY your education institution’s Student Council or Student Union to pass a resolution in support of the Burmese Peoples’ Protests and in condemnation of the Military Junta’s actions. While a symbolic gesture, it gives hope and keeps the issue at the forefront of people’s minds.
http://studentsforburma.tiddlyspot.com/#Welcome

SUPPORT The Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma. This is a group that has been working together with activists inside Burma for many years, and the Australian side is headed by a high-profile local council official. They are currently trying to get equipment INSIDE Burma to get news OUT – which ties in with what we’re doing, as we’re trying to SPREAD the news Far and Wide and KEEP it in people’s minds. Information about their activities can be found at http://qutedu.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5100614153
and http://www.burmasolidarity.org
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***EMERGENCY NUMBER ISSUED BY UN IN BURMA***
Please be informed that the UN Designated Official in Rangoon has established a 24 hour hotline in case of emergency, especially during curfew hours. The numbers to call are: 01 554 597 or 01 554 625. Please pass this to all people inside Burma. This is a Rangoon hotline that should be reached immediately.
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BURMA OR MYANMAR?
If you are confused why some people call it Burma and some Mynamar please read this article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7013943.stm

In brief – It’s known as Myanmar in many countries and at the UN. But the UK&USA don’t recognise the legitimacy of the regime that changed the name therefore still use the pre-military dictatorship name (Burma).

HOWEVER, that being said, it’s important also to recognise that some people choose to call it Myanmar as Burma was the name given to the country during British colonization.
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“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

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