The World Marches For Burma
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.
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.
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
but many monks and other leaders say it is just the beginning.
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".
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:
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.
- Please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
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