Sunday, September 28, 2008

Will You Join Me to Help Burma

Saturday is the first anniversary of the crackdown on Buddhist monks' peaceful uprising in Burma. I wanted to do something to help them in their struggle for an end to military dictatorship in Burma.

Will you join me in signing an online petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon? The petition asks him to take immediate action to secure the release of all political prisoners in Burma, and also support a global ban on weapons sales to Burma's military regime.

As you may know, Burma is ruled by a brutal military dictatorship that uses torture, systematic rape, and political arrests to suppress a nonviolent democracy movement. Last year, a peaceful march lead by Buddhist Monks called the "Saffron Revolution" was violently crushed by the Burmese military. Nearly 2000 political prisoners remain in jail. The regime continues to use intimidate the movements leaders, including its legendary leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi.

I hope you will join me in helping to stop these abuses. A great organization -- the U.S. Campaign for Burma -- is leading this effort.

You can sign the petition by going here - http://uscampaignforburma.org/action/2008-petition.html

Thank You!

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