Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First news on the Senate protest

Hiya folks! If you made it to the protest of the Senate Foreign Relations Asia subcommittee meeting today, you are awesome! If you did not, you're still awesome, but we hope to see you next time around! I checked the web news outlets and here's a nice sum-up of what's been going on.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome new Burma-news readers! And winks to the ol' loyalists!

Ta da! Welcome to this week's edition of your AU Burma Wire! With all the latest Burma news, who could complain? (That's not an invitation, btw)

Burma Embassy Protesters Mark 2nd Anniversary of Military Crackdown
"Protesters have demonstrated in front of the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok to mark the second anniversary of the military crackdown on Buddhist monk-led calls for democracy." [Don't ask me why it's in present tense, I've no idea]

China Urges Burma to Protect Rights of Chinese Nationals
Because we all know how well the junta treats Burmese Nationals...

Embracing Burma's Generals
(op-ed) And you thought the Wall Street Journal only covered economic news these days!

U.S. Planning New Overtures to Burma

"Increased Humanitarian Aid, Round of Talks Aimed at Improving Relations

Some other updates:

Wednesday, Sept 30 there will be a protest for Burma at the Congress building. If interested, please meet outside Union Station at 1PM, I believe by the fountain (if you see people in green shirts, good). If you want more information, which of course you do since you're highly educated activist types, try here.

Next Thursday at 5:30PM (methinks in Kay's basement) there will be a showing of the video "Burma VJ." You should see it, movies are fun.

Anyways, it's been great chatting!

Anne K Lynch (aka Current Events Coordinator, although I think just 'news girl' would suffice)

Friday, September 25, 2009

AU SCB Returns to the Blogosphere!

Hello all! After a year of inactivity, AU's Student Campaign for Burma is returning to the blogosphere, and couldn't be more excited. With any luck, will become your hub for information, news, and events as we work towards democracy in Burma. Let's start off with this announcement:

Dear Washingtonians,
Senator Jim Webb is hosting a hearing on Burma policy. We want to make sure
that the democracy movement is well represented and that the Junta's crimes
against humanity are discussed.
We will have to get there early in order to secure seats. Please meet us at
the fountain in front of Union Station at 1pm sharp. We will give out
T-shirts with a strong message for Webb and head over to the hearing
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
Hope to see you there!

Interested? See this to learn more and e-mail us at if you want to attend. The more, the merrier!