They're shooting Buddhist monks!

From AVAAZ.org:

“Burma is ruled by one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world. For decades the Burmese regime has fought off pressure - imprisoning elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and democracy activists, wiping out thousands of villages, imposing forced labour, creating refugees.

“But, last Tuesday Buddhist monks and nuns, revered in Burma, began marching and chanting prayers. The protests spread as hundreds of thousands of ordinary people and public figures joined in, finding the hope they’d lost. Now they’re facing crackdown – so please, show your solidarity to this movement towards reconciliation and democracy and sign the emergency petition supporting the Burmese people. The petition will be delivered to United Nations Security Council members and international media all week:

“In the past, Burma's military rulers have massacred the demonstrators and crushed democracy. The world must stand with the Burmese people at this time, to show the military rulers that the world will not tolerate repression and violence.”

The global community, the free press and world leaders must show Burma's military junta a willingness to act in solidarity with the protesters.


· The Associated Press reports “UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari began his mission to Myanmar (Burma) on Saturday, hoping to convince the military junta to end its brutal crackdown that has virtually strangled a people's movement to end 45 years of military rule. … Buddhist monks who had spearheaded the movement during the past month, galvanizing crowds of some 70,000 to denounce the military regime, have been sealed in their monasteries.” LINK
· The BBC’s in-depth report on the Burmese ruling junta’s bunker mentaility: LINK

Join in SOLIDARITY for the Burmese people yearning to be free. Sign AVAAZ.org’s petition here: LINK

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