Support the Monks' protest in Burma
Type: Organizations - Advocacy Organizations
Description: A GLOBAL, COORDINATED DAY OF ACTION!
International day of Action
Contact: Burma Campaign UK
suki.dusan (at) burmacampaign.org.uk
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 the religious and secular communities across the world not to look the other way while the people of Burma cry out for international support.
Saturday 6th October
12 noon – worldwide
More information to follow
We still have live contacts in Burma. We are getting reports of a massacre at a temple last night, around 200 monks killed. More to follow.
They are arresting and imprisoning monks- so far over 700 have been arrested.
They have raided dozens of monasteries
While the regime is stating only 9 have been killed the number is far closer to 200
They have snipers on tops of buildings to pick of the leaders
They are trying to suppress the violence.
We MUST protest!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1 - Protest - Look below for details of worldwide protests. Contact US Campaign for Burma to sign up to hold a march, vigil or any sort of event in your area- thelma (at) uscampaignforburma.org
2 - Spread the word - Invite your friends to this group, email all your family and friends, write to local newspapers
3 - Write to your elected official - they will respond if enough people contact them.
4 - Wear red clothes on Friday. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=18267307704
5 - Email the companies that still operate in Burma, their email addresses are listed here http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3071
6 - Sign up for the petition!
AND FINALLY - Browse this thread, resources are listed below, 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
- **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.
Aung San Suu Kyi is reportedly still in her home.
The army are shooting protestors.
5 dead on 26th.
8 dead on 27th (including japanese jorunalist)
Overnight police raids on 26/27th monasteries arrested at least 300 monks.
CHINA and RUSSIA have vetoed at the UN security council on a resolution to condemn the actions of the Burmese government.
- *GROUP NEWS** Look how we have grown!
12:00 UK time- Close to 90,000
28/09/2007 60,000 Members
27/09/2007 30,000 Members
26/09/2007 12,000 Members
25/09/2007 6000 Members
24/09/2007 3,500 Members
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom
from fear." - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Organize! Mobilize! Events (sorted alphabetically by **country**/*city*) in solidarity and support around the world:
If you are organising protests please contact your local police and/or councils to inform them of protests. They shouldn't try to stop you they will just escort you
Please make sure that your demonstration meets the legal requirement of your country (ie. permit, informing city)
Friday 28th September, from 5PM. Includes Amnesty International, The Green Left, Oxfam and other groups (hopefully some local Buddhist colleges
Martin place, Sydney at 12:30pm Thursday Oct 4th, organised by Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2441494766
For enquiries on possible protests in Melbourne contact burmanetwor (at) gmail.com or 0412 071 935
Amnesty Australia are organising protests too: http://www.amnesty.org.au
protest in solidarity with the
Burmese people's right to protest at the Wesley Church, corner of William
and Hay streets, Perth from 12 - 2. Â Please come along and bring banner and
placards if you can.
This is great, thanks for this Mel.
I am hoping there will be a march in my area and I will certainly keep checking this post.
I went to Myanmar last year - it's a wonderful country with wonderful people and it deserves democracy.
Vendredi 28 et Samedi 29 à midi place de la Liberté de 12h00 à 13h00
7 pm nightly, with vigils at 8pm, in front of Parliament.
Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:00 pm, City Hall (Bay and Queen)
Friday, September 28 at noon at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Chapel Street , Rev. Brian Evans will lead a vigil for the people of Burma.
At the Vancouver Art Gallery
Friday 9/28 4:30 p.m.
Sat 9/29 12:30 p.m
Thurs 10/4 at 5pm - Event link: http://trentu.facebook.com/event.php?eid=7458795762&ref=mf
Nightly vigil outside of the Chinese Embassy
3380 Granville Street
6pm onwards starting FRIDAY Sept. 28
Event link: http://trentu.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5012743287
Amnesty Canada are organising protests too: http://www.amnesty.ca
Demonstration at Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen on Saturday the 29th at 12. See http://debat.modkraft.dk/read.php?7,90802,90802
Saturday 3pm at Senaatintori.
This Saturday (29th) organized by "Info Birmanie", at 2pm in Trocadéro on the well named Parvis des Droits de l'Homme. Dr Sein Win, the PM of the Union of Burma, will be there.
Rejoignez-nous nombreux! samedi 29 Septembre 2007 à partir
Manifestation sur le Parvis des Droits de l'Homme du Trocadéro
Metro : Trocadéro
En présence du Premier ministre birman, Dr Sein Win et des exilés de Birmanie. http://www.info-birmanie.org
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Friday, Sept. 28th :█:NEW:█:
Amnesty Candlelight Vigil
7:30pm @ Chater Garden, Central
Saturday, September 29th @ 3pm
Meet at the Western Police Station, and then march to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR
Email your name to hk.support.burma.democracy (at) gmail.com to sign the petition urging President Hu Jintao to use China's influence in Burma!
Traffic island centre of O'Connell Street, opposite GPO, Saturday 29th September 2007 from 2pm until 4pm
"Manifestazione Contro Repressione Birmana" (event on facebook),
Italian manifestation in Milano will be held Saturday at 16:30, in piazza della scala, next to the DUOMO.
vent: Manifestation pour la Birmanie
Host: Amnesty International Luxembourg
Friday, September 28, 2007
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Ambassade de Chine
Street: 2, rue van der Meulen