Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Now more than ever, people in Burma need to know that they are not alone in their struggle for freedom and human rights. The military junta waits for the international pressure for political change that has followed the brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrations last month to dissipate. We cannot let this happen.
Join us on November 4, 2007 at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington , D.C . from 5:00 -7:30 pm. Come hear and be moved by personal stories and reflections from people who have been deeply involved in the Burma Struggle. Come honor the many faces of this struggle.
In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd at this site. Join us in delivering our message of compassion and hope to the world in support of a free and democratic Burma .
Please feel free to share this announcement with others.
Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours
- Aung San Suu Kyi
The Burmese regime is not only brutal but very superstitious. The generals believe that if a man has contact with a woman's panties or sarong they are robbed of their power or "hpon". Here's your chance to help end Military Rule in Burma.
Women, it's time to clean out the closet! And men, just grab a few undies from your friend, girlfriend/wife, or mom! MAIL YOUR PANTIES TO THE EMBASSY OF MYANMAR. Make sure they get there on Friday November 9, 2007. Wewant maximum impact!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Our meetings are every Wednesday night at 8:10pm in Kay Basement. For more information, contact AUBurma[at]gmail[dot]com.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
On Wednesday, the Nobel Peace Prize recipients jointly requested that the United Nations take immediate action to guarantee the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. She is the only imprisoned Nobel laureate.
Read more of the story here, and visit the Nobel Women's Initiative site here.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Demand that the International Community take action immediately!
Demonstrate to the people of Burma that you support them!
Free Burma Rally
We will mark the one-month anniversary of the Burmese Military Junta’s
crackdown on the peaceful monks and demonstrators of Burma.
Fri, 26 Oct 2007 at 1pm
At the U.S. State Department (2201 C Street NW, Washington D.C. 20520)
Members of the Burmese community from GA, NC, VA, IN,
OH, PA, NY, MD & Washington, D.C. will join this event.
571.235.4035 or 301.520.4160
Thursday, October 18, 2007
DCIC is very pleased to have two high profile leaders of the 'Democracy Movement in Burma' gracing our event. They will be presenting an up-to-date insiders talk on the ongoing struggle with the Burmese authorities.
Join us on Saturday October 20th for an unforgettable evening and share the sumptuous food, company and engage in a thought-provoking, eye-opening discussion.If you plan to attend, please reply to the Evite.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
WHEN? Saturday, October 20th 2007, Doors open at 6pm
WHERE? The Tavern, MGC
HOW MUCH? $5 Proceeds go to Youth Solidarity of Burma www.givetoburma.org
Five Bands and a Rap Artist
Agent and the Patient
A Papier Mache Monster
(The Sauce <
Sponsored by Amnesty International and AU Student Campaign for Burma
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, October 15th, 2007 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Rome Building, Rome Auditorium 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, Washington, DC
Please RSVP to email@example.com or phone:202.663.5837 or Fax: 202.663.7711
Thursday, October 11, 2007
“It’s time for the Security Council to end all sales and transfers of arms to a government that uses repression and fear to hang onto power,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Instead of continuing to protect Burma’s abusive generals, China and Russia should join other Security Council members to cut off the instruments of repression.”
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Support Peace and Reconciliation in Burma
Grafton, NY to the United Nations in New York City
October 13-24, 2007
We are walking in solidarity with the monks and people of Burma who risk their lives every day for freedom and democracy.
Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo
Saturday Oct. 13 Grafton Peace Pagoda àTroy
Sunday Oct.14 TroyàAlbany
Monday Oct. 15 AlbanyàCastleton
Tuesday Oct. 16 CastletonàCatskill
Wednesday Oct.17 CatskillàWoodstock
Thursday Oct. 18 WoodstockàHighland
Friday Oct. 19 HighlandàNewburgh
Saturday Oct. 20 NewburghàTomskin Cove
Sunday Oct. 21 Tomskin CoveàNyack
Monday Oct. 22 NyackàFort Lee, NJ
Tuesday Oct. 23 Fort Lee, NJàNYC Burmese Embassy
Wednesday Oct. 24 Burmese Embassy-UN Peace Vigil
We will walk a total of 215 miles, beginning each day at 8 AM and typically walking 15-18 miles per day. Feel free to join the walk at any point for any length of time.
Please respect that the walk will be free of drugs, alcohol and weapons. If you plan to join us for more than a day, please bring a sleeping bag.
For more information:
*Heidi Ricks (518)-885-1806/ firstname.lastname@example.org
*Grafton Peace Pagoda: Jun (518)-658-9301
*Cell phone for Peace Walk (518) 605-8506
Initiated by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order/Grafton Peace Pagoda and
The Capital District Burmese Community
“Please use your liberty to promote ours” 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi who is now under house arrest in Burma
Meet at the Burmese Embassy at 5pm
2300 S Street NW
Then we'll head to the White House for a CandlelightVigil held by members of the Vietnamese American Community who support of the people of Burma.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
To citizens of the United States:
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
To citizens of the World:
Please send emails to email@example.com 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.
Here is a template:
I am very interested in purchasing tickets to some of the events at next year's Olympic games. However I cannot, in good conscience, attend the Beijing Olympics unless your government uses its influence to improve the political situation in Burma. China has substantial economic interests in the country, provides large amounts of economic aid, and invests heavily in infrastructure projects there.
Additionally, your government provides extensive logistical support to Burma's military government. All this make China uniquely placed to influence it. The people of Burma have, in a very peaceful manner, insisted that their rights be respected. I ask no more of your government than that it cease its support for the current regime, and encourage dialog with the democratically elected representatives of the Burmese nation.
I, the Burmese people, and the world would be grateful for your assistance in this matter. Your courage will go a long way towards making the 2008 Olympics a success.
With sincere thanks,
Another point of action for all of us:
Don't forget to sign this petition, as well as the other petitions listed on the right hand side of this page. Forward this link on to your friends and family. Ordinary people matter, and together we can make a difference!
Let's keep up the good work!!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Also, check out these videos, including:
Jeremy Woodrum from US Campaign for Burma talking about UNSC not taking action.
Mr. Bo Hla-Tint speaking out the outrages in Burma.
**Photo credits to William Hughes**
Demonstrators marching to the Chinese Embassy
Buddhist monks led the march from the Burmese Embassy to the Chinese Embassy.
More news coverage will be posted soon.
Friday, October 5, 2007
What about US sanctions against Burma? Doesn't that prevent Chevron from doing business there? Sadly, no.
"According to Marco Simons, U.S. legal director at EarthRights International: "Sanctions haven't worked because gas is the lifeline of the regime. Before Yadana went online, Burma's regime was facing severe shortages of currency. It's really Yadana and gas projects that kept the military regime afloat to buy arms and ammunition and pay its soldiers."
The U.S. government has had sanctions in place against Burma since 1997. A loophole exists, though, for companies grandfathered in. Unocal's exemption from the Burma sanctions has been passed on to its new owner, Chevron."
You can find her article here.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
First, this op-ed was written by Patrick Cook-Deegan, the Northeast Regional Student Coordinator for the US Campaign for Burma.
Second, please refer to this website http://dcburmaprotest.org/ for more information on the protest this Saturday in Washington, DC. They should also be posting our event on the Avaaz.Org site shortly, and we already have an event listed at USCampaignforBurma.org. Additionally, please join our facebook group at http://american.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5716963366. Don't forget to wear red, and to bring signs, posters, and your support for a Free Burma!!!
Third, if you are in the DC area and are attending the protest this Saturday, a group of students from American University will be meeting on the steps of Kay Spiritual Center at 11am to head over to the Burmese Embassy together. Join us for coffee and donuts as we get fired up and call for a Free Burma!
Questions? Email AUBurma@gmail.com
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Where: Meet at the Burmese Embassy (2300 S St NW) at 12:00pm on Saturday. March starts at 12:30pm to the Chinese Embassy, and then to the Indian Embassy.
What to bring/wear: Please bring posters and signs in support of the Burmese people. Also, wear red to show your solidarity with the Burmese people. Why red? The Buddhist monks (who initially led the protests) wear maroon robes.
Addresses and Directions:
Burmese Embassy (Meet here at 12:00pm)
The Metro Bus Masaschusetts Avenue lines N2, N4, and N6 all run from American University to S Street, NW (north of Dupont Circle)
Directions to the Burmese Embassy from the Dupont Circle Station on the Red Line:
Exit station using CONN AVE & Q ST NW exit
Walk approx. 2 blocks NW on Connecticut Ave NW.
Turn left on S St NW.
Walk approx. 2 blocks W on S St NW.
To view a map, please visit wmata.com and use their trip planner feature.
Questions? Please email us at AUBurma@gmail.com
Please join us outside the Burmese Embassy in Washington, DC (2300 S Street, NW) for a meditation for peace and democracy in Burma. The meditation will focus on loving-kindness directed to honor and support the monks, nuns and laypeople who are courageously marching for peace and democracy in Burma, and to help free the hearts and minds of the Burmese generals of greed, hatred and fear.
Please wear red/maroon shawl or covering, if possible.
Sponsored by the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Monday, October 1, 2007
Outside the Burmese embassy
We had an incredible turnout of support at the protest this past Friday! A crowd numbering 400-500 people rallied at the Burmese embassy, then marched north to the Chinese embassy. Buddhist monks, Burmese activists, students from AU, GWU, Georgetown, BYU, and Harvard, demonstrators from North Carolina, and many more walked, chanted, held signs, and demanded Burma's freedom.
Check out the media coverage from WUSA9, NBC4, and a Vietnamese TV Station. Don't forget print media! Here's an article from our very own AU Eagle, and this article in the Washington Post.
Even more important than media coverage in the US was the transmission and news of the DC protest reaching activists inside Burma.
We must stand in solidarity with the Burmese people and let them know how much we support them. Here are some great pictures from the protest. All photo credit goes to MK McKenna.
Leading the demonstrators in protest
On the march to the Chinese embassy, led by Buddhist monks
Trying to stay on the sidewalk, our group was several blocks long!!
The world is watching!!
Speaking out in front of the Chinese embassy
Symbol of the Burmese Democracy Movement: The fighting peacock
Getting the attention of Connecticut Ave during rush hour
Protesters in front of the Chinese embassy
Burma, Burma Must be Free! Justice, Peace, Equality!