Sunday, August 8, 2010

Amnesty International says: "Stand with the people of Burma"

Demand their three freedoms be recognized and respected:

1. Expression
2. Peaceful Assembly
3. Association

Students demonstrating in Burma on 8/8/88

Amnesty International has launched a letter writing campaign demanding that the above three freedoms be given to the people of Burma (Myanmar) on the 22nd anniversary of the August 8, 1988 (8/8/88) nonviolent uprising against the military junta that has terrorized Burma since 1962 and that brutally and bloodily crushed it killing thousands and imprisoning thousands more. Please sign and send the letter electronically it will only take a moment of your time.

The video above is a music video with images of the August 8, 1988 uprising and subsequent crackdown. Another documentary short from Journeyman pictures Beyond Rangoon - Burma offers an excellent overview of what is going on. French singer Jane Birkin offers a powerful indictment of what is happening in Burma and the world's indifference:

The embedded video below is the first part of a 1996 five part documentary Burma - Land of Fear by John Pilger exposing the brutal nature of the military junta in Burma.

Please sign the letter located at and use your freedom to help the people of Burma. Takes less than a minute.

"Please use your freedom to promote ours." - Aung San Suu Kyi, prisoner of conscience since 1990

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