Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Support for Burmese freedom

Local vigil and support for Burmese freedom struggle

Many of us have heard recently reports concerning the brutal repression of Burmese Monks leading the struggle for democracy in
Myanmar. Reports are conflicting due to the stemming of information from the region, but many now believe that the military government has massacred hundreds of peaceful protesters as well as jailed many more.

This Thursday at 7pm at the Victoria Shambhala Centre we are inviting anyone who feels a sense of concern for our Burmese brothers and sisters in the dharma to practice Tonglen and discuss possible local responses to this crisis including the international day of action for a free Burma happening this Saturday, Oct 6th.

If you cannot make it this Thursday but would like to be involved or you have any questions please contact Silas at silasmail@gmail.com



1 - Protest - Look below for details of worldwide protests. Contact US Campaign for Burma to sign up to hold a march, vigil or any sort of event in your area- thelma@uscampaignforburma.org
2 - Spread the word - Invite your friends to this group, email all your family and friends, write to local newspapers
3 - Write to your elected official - they will respond if enough people contact them.
4 - Wear red clothes on Friday. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=18267307704
5 - Email the companies that still operate in Burma, their email addresses are listed here http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=24957770200&topic=3071
6 - Sign up for the petition!

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