A Day of International Action for a Free Burma (Oct. 6th) Worldwide

It looks like there will be more demonstrations this Saturday.

Should you not be able to make it but want to do something here are 10 things that the people on Facebook are suggesting:

1 – PROTEST- Look below in “Recent news” for details of worldwide protests.

2 – SPREAD THE WORD- Invite your friends to this group, email all your family and friends, write to local newspapers

3 – CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL– they will respond if enough people contact them.

4 – EMAIL COMPANIES STILL IN BURMA their email addresses are listed here http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3071

5 – SIGN A PETITION there are lots listed here

6 – KEEP UP TO DATE -READ SOME BLOGS/WEBSITES We’ve compiled some great resources http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3231

7. EMAIL YOUR NATION’S EMBASSY IN BURMA, asking them to open up their WiFi networks for our contacts to utilize. We’ve had reports that the internet is down to keep reports and pictures IN Burma, we need to do everything we can to make sure they get OUT. Your embassy’s contact info will be on your country’s ministry/department of foreign affairs webpage. http://www.alloexpat.com/myanmar_expat_forum/foreign-embassy-in-myanmar-directory-t5.html

8 – CONTACT EXTERNAL MEDIA. If you have any updates pass them to the press via details listed here http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3232

9 – BOYCOTT CHINA – Think about boycotting Chinese goods. http://leedsac.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3223

10 – BROWSE THIS SITE At the bottom of the page is the constantly updating wall with up to the minute news on protests and what is happening in Burma.

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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1 Response to A Day of International Action for a Free Burma (Oct. 6th) Worldwide

  1. Louise Christiansen says:

    Thank you for advertising the upcoming March for Burma: Global Day of Action (October 6th).

    Here are a few more details regarding Saturday’s event.

    Global Day of Action for Burma: Saturday October 6th 2007

    In London, the day of action will start at 11am with monks leading a march from Tate Britain over Westminster Bridge where they will drop petals into the Thames. They will then stop and tie their headbands onto Downing Street
    gates before proceeding to a rally at Trafalgar Square.

    A global day of action has been called by Burma campaigners for Saturday October the 6th, twenty days since the monks first took to the streets.

    As thousands of monks and others remain under arrest and at risk of torture in Burma, campaigners are worried that the media spotlight that had helped keep the pressure on Burmese generals not to commit further atrocities is
    beginning to fade.

    Protests are expected right across the world at 12-noon local time. They have already been scheduled in key locations including: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Ireland, France, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand,
    the UK and the US. In the UK, the protest is being organized by 25 organizations including Burma Campaign UK, Amnesty International and TUC.

    Around the world campaigners will wear red headbands in solidarity with the monks under arrest and tie these onto government buildings, religious shrines or key landmarks to signify the thousands of lives currently hanging in the balance.

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