The World Marches For Burma
The Fight Continues

The Global Day of Action for Burma was a major success.

Within a week, we and other organizations were able to

organize events in 35 countries around the world, with

well over one hundred events happening in the US alone.

Images and news articles of thousands of people wearing

red, marching through the streets of the world capitals,

are appearing all over the internet. In two weeks time

Burma has gone from being a country that no one has

ever heard of to an issue that is talked about by the

world's major leaders and media.

On Friday, Jack Healey and the Human Rights Action,

with support from us, spearheaded a press conference

with actor Jim Carrey near the UN calling for the Security

Council to pass a global arms embargo on Burma's military junta.

Carrey made it clear that no country should be shipping

weapons to a military regime that only uses guns on its own people.

At the conference he called for the UN Security Council to do more.

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Friday was also the National Campus Day of Action for Burma

which was the kick off Students for Burma. Our new student

group is working to unite students at universities across the US

together for Burma. Events happened at over 70 campuses on Friday,

and more are joining the movement every day.

Their goal is to raise awareness of their campus as well

as to make sure their universities are not doing business

with companies that support Burma's regime. Your university

can join in on this movement- just email me at


Some see the protests inside Burma as smashed,

but many monks and other leaders say it is just the beginning.

A leading monk of the All Burma Monk's Alliance (ABMA),

in hiding in Burma, participated in an international

conference via satellite phone.

He read from a statement proclaiming that if China

vetoed any action on Burma at the UN Security Council

then the ABMA would make a serious call for the world to boycott

the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We will continue to support the these

monks who bravely lead the "Saffron Revolution".

The global movement for a free Burma has never been stronger

before and we will be leading serious international campaigns

to cut the lifelines of the Burmese regime - China,

the jewelry industry,and more. Here's what you can do:

Show your support for the boycott of the Olympics if China

does not change it's policy. Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams

and other Nobel Peace Prize winners have stated that they

will boycott the Beijing games. The immoral actions

of the Chinese government are tainting the Olympic spirit

and making the Olympics a monument to cruelty.

- Write your Representative and get them to support

House Resolution 610. This resolution calls for a US

boycott of the Beijing Olympics if the military regime

does not change its policies on Burma.

Find your Representative here

- Please send emails to ticketsupport@beijing2008.cn

Tell them that you won't buy any tickets and will boycott

the Beijing 2008 Olympics, since Beijing is protecting

and supporting the brutal military junta of Burma

Continue to alert those around you about

the situation inside Burma. Start a chapter,

hold a rally, show a movie. Global Attention

on Burma is Vital! - Take Action

-Thelma Young

Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma.
Become a member of the United States Campaign for Burma today.

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