In Support of Protesters in Myanmar

Although this post may seem irrelevant to the general content of my blog, I can’t stop myself from posting it. My very good friend from Myanmar/Burma has disappeared from my Gtalk contact list for 2 days now. I have been following the developments with the protest of monks with excitement and anxiety, thinking about how every type of dictatorship, even the type that the Generals possess in Burma is doomed. However, after the main internet connection to Myanman was cut down, I realised in depth, that this is not just some philosophical speculation about the importance of democracy and the fight for freedom. There are human lives at stake, and among them, the life of a friend. Apparently, the Generals have ordered internet to be cut, so the world won’t see how they slaughter the protestors. I don’t think anybody can do much in this situation, however, the message I have posted below came on my Facebook account today, and gave me hope, that there is at least somethings that can be done. I find my duty to disseminate this information, and I pray again for all the wonderful people in Myanmar who are struggling for their freedom, lives and future.
International day of Action
Contact: Burma Campaign UK
[email protected]
We are marching in solidarity with the monks and ordinary people of Burma who are risking their lives for freedom and democracy.
We appeal to the religious and secular communities across the world not to look the other way while the people of Burma cry out for international support.
Saturday 6th October
12 noon – worldwide
More information to follow
From internal source: It is heard that the junta has set a plot to assassinate the most senior venerable monks (Sanga Maha Naryaka) tonight as if it is done by the monks involved in the protest. We still have live contacts in Burma. We are getting reports of a massacre at a temple last night, around 200 monks killed. We will try to confirm this as soon as possible. They are arresting and imprisoning monks- so far over 700 have been arrested. They have raided dozens of monasteries. While the regime is stating only 9 have been killed the number is far closer to 200. They have snipers on tops of buildings to pick of the leaders. They are trying to suppress the violence.
We MUST protest!
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- [email protected]
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.
5 – Email the companies that still operate in Burma, their email addresses are listed here
6 – Sign up for the petition!
AND FINALLY – Browse this site, resources are listed below, 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
Please be informed that the UN Designated Official in Rangoon has established a 24 hour hotline in case of emergency, especially during curfew hours. The numbers to call are: 01 554 597 or 01 554 625. Please pass this to all people inside Burma. This is a Rangoon hotline that should be reached immediately.
Aung San Suu Kyi is reportedly still in her home.
The army are shooting protestors.
5 dead on 26th.
8 dead on 27th (including japanese jorunalist)
Overnight police raids on 26/27th monasteries arrested at least 300 monks.
CHINA and RUSSIA have vetoed at the UN security council on a resolution to condemn the actions of the Burmese government.
“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom
from fear.” – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Organize! Mobilize! Events (sorted alphabetically by **country**/*city*) in solidarity and support around the world:
If you are organising protests please contact your local police and/or councils to inform them of protests. They shouldn’t try to stop you they will just escort you
Please make sure that your demonstration meets the legal requirement of your country (ie. permit, informing city)
(NOTE: these are being converted into Events, however the FB limit on creating events is very small…)
Martin place, Sydney at 12:30pm Thursday Oct 4th, organised by Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma
29/9 (Saturday)
protest in solidarity with the
Burmese people’s right to protest at the Wesley Church, corner of William
and Hay streets, Perth from 12 – 2. Â Please come along and bring banner and
placards if you can.
Amnesty Australia are organising protests too:
Vendredi 28 et Samedi 29 à midi place de la Liberté de 12h00 à 13h00
7 pm nightly, with vigils at 8pm, in front of Parliament.
Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:00 pm, City Hall (Bay and Queen)
Friday, September 28 at noon at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Chapel Street , Rev. Brian Evans will lead a vigil for the people of Burma.
At the Vancouver Art Gallery
Friday 9/28 4:30 p.m.
Sat 9/29 12:30 p.m
Thurs 10/4 at 5pm – Event link:
Nightly vigil outside of the Chinese Embassy
3380 Granville Street
6pm onwards starting FRIDAY Sept. 28
Event link:
Amnesty Canada are organising protests too:
Demonstration at Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen on Saturday the 29th at 12. See,90802,90802
Saturday 3pm at Senaatintori.
█ France
This Saturday (29th) organized by “Info Birmanie”, at 2pm in Trocadéro on the well named Parvis des Droits de l’Homme. Dr Sein Win, the PM of the Union of Burma, will be there.
Rejoignez-nous nombreux! samedi 29 Septembre 2007 à partir
de 14h00.
Manifestation sur le Parvis des Droits de l’Homme du Trocadéro
Metro : Trocadéro
En présence du Premier ministre birman, Dr Sein Win et des exilés de Birmanie.
*** Kundgebung vor der chinesischen Botschaft in Berlin
Zeit: Samstag, 29. September 2007, 12.00 Uhr
Ort: Jannowitzbrücke vor der chinesischen Botschaft (Berlin-Mitte, S/U-Jannowitzbrücke)
Redner auf der Kundgebung: Markus Löning, MdB (FDP); Khin Maung Yin, Vorsitzender Burma Projekt e.V./ Nanja Maung Yin; Rainer Lingk, MAX&BERT – Filmemacher
Unterstützer: Aktion Gruppe Berlin; amnesty international Deutschland; Burma Büro; Burma-Initiative; Burma Projekt; Burmariders; Polish Burma Solidarity
Pressekontakt: Celine Meyer, Tel.: 0162 – 1882497; E-Mail: [email protected]
*** Demonstration und Friedensgebet in Köln
Zeit: Samstag, 29. September, 14.00 Uhr Heumarkt
Ort: Heumarkt, Demonstration durch die Kölner Innenstadt, Abschluss und Friedensgebet mit Ashin Sopaka gegen 16.00-16.30 Uhr.
Veranstalter: Burma-Initiative Asienhaus, Burma Büro, Burma Aktion Essen
Kontakt: Ulrike Bey Tel. 0179-8070607, [email protected]
*** Burmesen in Deutschland laden ein: Veranstaltung in Frankfurt/Main am 30.09.2007
Zeit: Am Sonntag, den 30.09.2007
Ort: Saalbau Nied Bürgerhaus, Clubraum 2, Heinrich-Stahl-Straße 3, 65934 Frankfurt Nied
Mit wem: Mit dem burmesischen Mönch U Uttara aus London, Mitgliedern des Budda Sasana Ramsi Vereins, mit in Deutschland lebenden burmesischen Freundinnen und Freunden, weitere Mönche die in Europa leben sind eingeladen.
Der Mönch/die Mönche hält/halten eine Metta-Zeremonie ab. Metta bedeutet Liebende Güte. Diese wird den Menschen in Burma gewidmet.
Die Mönche sowie Vorstände und Mitglieder des Buddha Sasana Ramsi Vereins stehen für Fragen udn Antworten zur Geschichte und zur aktuellen Lage in Burma zur Verfügung.
Weitere Informationen über Herbert Rusche 069-9590001 E-Mail: herbert.rusche@googlemail.
*** Demonstration am Montag in Berlin – Aktionsgruppe Burma Berlin
Ort und zeit: Botschaft von Myanmar, 14195 Berlin, Thieallee 19 um 13.30 Uhr, Demo vom Wittenbergplatz zur Gedächtniskirche Beginn 15.00 und Kundgebung an der Ge4dächtniskirche ab ca. 15.30 Uhr
Aktionsgruppe Burma Berlin, Kontakt Ye Myint [email protected]; Tel: 030/ 752 43 04
Saturday, September 29th @ 3pm
Meet at the Western Police Station, and then march to the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR
Email your name to [email protected] to sign the petition urging President Hu Jintao to use China’s influence in Burma!
Traffic island centre of O’Connell Street, opposite GPO, Saturday 29th September 2007 from 2pm until 4pm
“Manifestazione Contro Repressione Birmana” (event on facebook),
Italian manifestation in Milano will be held Saturday at 16:30, in piazza della scala, next to the DUOMO.
Nagoya, Japan 29 September – 2 October
Kibo no Izumi east, Naka-ku, Nagoya City
Hunger strike from 12 noon 29 September – 6 am 1 October
1 October, 8 am – Buddhist monks to lead a vigil procession
830 am – arrive in front of the prefectural offices, present to the governor
2 October – demostration in front of the Chinese consulate, 9am-12noon
Contact – LDB (League for Democracy in Burma) Nagoya branch, 090-5106-6393
Hiroshima, Japan
Solidarity Gathering and Demo for the Burmese monks and citizens
1 October 2007, 16:10−17:10
Hiroshima Betsuin 1F (1-19 Teramachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City,  082-231-9052)
Featuring talks by Burmese political refugees living in Japan
1 October (Mon), 530 – 630 pm
Departing from the A-Bomb dome, through kamiyacho and hondori
29 September – 2 October
Kibo no Izumi east, Naka-ku, Nagoya City
Hunger strike from 12 noon 29 September – 6 am 1 October
1 October, 8 am – Buddhist monks to lead a vigil procession
830 am – arrive in front of the prefectural offices, present to the governor
2 October – demostration in front of the Chinese consulate, 9am-12noon
Contact – LDB (League for Democracy in Burma) Nagoya branch, 090-5106-6393
Demonstrations in Tokyo,
Sat 29 Sept, from 1 – 5pm
Demonstration In Front of the Burmese (Myanmar) Embassy
4-8-26 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa
15 min walk from Konan exit of Shinagawa JR station, or 3 min walk from Kita-Shinagawa station on the Keikyu line.
Use for train timetable.
Contact Organizers on 080-3424-2759 or 03-5296-3010
Sunday 30 September
Free Burma March from Gotanda South Park to Burmese (Myanmar) Embassy
Meeting time: from 1.30pm
Meeting place: Gotanda Minami Kouen (Gotanda South Park)
March departs: 2.30pm
March from Gotanda South Park to the Burmese Embassy will take approximately 40 minutes.
For more information, ring organizers on 03-5296-3010, 080-3424-2759
Date: 30 September 2007 (Sun)
Time: 530 – 630 pm
    ※Lighting candles planned from 6pm
Place:Myanmar (Burma) Embassy of Japan, 4-8-26 Kitashinagawa,
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. 15 minutes walk from JR Shinagawa station, 3
minutes from Keikyu Kitashinagawa Station.
Organisers:Peace for Burma! Candle vigil Gathering Organising Committee
Peoples’ Forum on Burma
Human Rights Now
Peace Boat
Enquiries: Peoples’ Forum on Burma (Miyazawa), 03-5312-4817
Date: 30 September 2007 (Sun)
Time: 530 – 630 pm
    ※Lighting candles planned from 6pm
Place:Myanmar (Burma) Embassy of Japan, 4-8-26 Kitashinagawa,
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. 15 minutes walk from JR Shinagawa station, 3
minutes from Keikyu Kitashinagawa Station.
Organisers:Peace for Burma! Candle vigil Gathering Organising Committee
Peoples’ Forum on Burma
Human Rights Now
Peace Boat
Enquiries: Peoples’ Forum on Burma (Miyazawa), 03-5312-4817
After the march on Sunday, approximately 20 members of the Burmese pro-democracy movement in Japan will start a 48 hour hunger strike infront of the United Nations University, Aoyama
Osaka, Japan Demonstration
30 September (Sun), 1-3pm
In front of Osaka Station, Above and around the pedestrian bridge
Midosuji Exit
Organized by the Burma Information Network, Japan
Contact – 090-6066-9435 
vent: Manifestation pour la Birmanie
Host: Amnesty International Luxembourg
Friday, September 28, 2007
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Ambassade de Chine
Street: 2, rue van der Meulen
Sat, Sept. 29, Aotea Square, 2 P.M.
for more information
Burmese Consul in Breda. It will start at 4 PM and is located at the Baronielaan 59.
Information –
28th September:
At 13.00 we are meeting at Central Station in The Hague, and then we will walk to the square/ Binnenhof in the city. Here we will give a briefing to the Permanent Commissioner of European Affairs at 14.00. This is an initiative of the Burmese Democratic Community.
Saturday 29 September:
11.30 Buddhist prayers led by Kaye Miner
‘Tibetaans-Boeddhistisch Centrum’, het Maitreya Instituut, Brouwersgracht 157-159, Amsterdam
12.00 Procession to Dam Square
12.30- 13.30 Demonstration at the ‘Nationaal Verzetsmonument’ at Dam Square. This is an initiative of the Burma Centrum Nederland.
Please light candles in your windows on Friday night to honour the victims of the demostrations.
The Norwegian Burma Committee is organizing an support event outside the Peace Center in Oslo at 6 pm with speeches and candles. Please wear red clothes to show solidarity.
*Oslo* Delta på fredagens støttemarkering utenfor Nobels Fredssenter kl 18 (ved den norske Burmakomitè). For øvrig på fredag; ta på deg røde klær for å vise din støtte.
The Nowegian public Pension fund is still doing business with the regime, contact them now to register your disgust.
Og ellers; merk spesielt at Norge, ved sitt Pensjonsfond Utland, har investert 21 milliarder i firmaer som driver forretning med Burma. Burmas militærjunta er gjennomkorrupt, og dersom du ikke liker tanken på å støtte dem med dine pensjonspenger, skriv til Storting, finansdepartement, politiske partier og aviser og gi uttrykk for hva du mener….
*Bergen:* :█:NEW:█:
there’ll be a letter campaign on “Torgallmenningen” from 12 to about 15… It s arranged by Amnesty International Student Network. Come everyone and sign the letter! We need YOUR signature!
█ SPAIN :█:NEW:█:
for more cities check:
Fri 28, 17:00 to 20:00 Paseo del Arenal.
Sunday 30, 12:00, Plaza de la Iglesia.
Monday 1, 17:00, Plaza María.
Saturday 29, afternoon, Mostra d’Entitats Solidàries de Cerdanyola del Vallès.
: Sunday 30, 12:00, plaza de las Tendillas.
Sunday 30, 20:00, Obelisco.
Saturday 29, 12:00, Plaza de Botines
Sunday 30, 12:00, calle Preciados to Plaza de Callao.
Sunday 30, 20h, Ciutadella.
Sunday 30, 10:00, Cursa de San Miguel.
Saturday 29, 10:30 a 11:00, Ayuntamiento.
Sunday 30, 13:00, Estatua dels despullats, downtown Tarragona.
Saturday 29,12:00, Estatua del Caminant
At the Medborgarplatsen on Friday at 5 pm.
Manifestation on Saturday 29th September, 1 pm.
*Geneva:* :█:NEW:█:
Amnesty International et l’Association Suisse-Birmanie organisent un rassemblement le samedi 29.9. (demain) sur la place Neuve. Portez un vêtement ou un accessoire jaune!
(amnesty international and the swiss-burmese? association are organising a demonstrations 29 Sept 07 – Saturday- at la place Neuve. Wear red~)
*Boston (Cambridge, MA):*
Friday, September 28th @ 1:00pm
Meet at the John Harvard Statue on the Harvard Main Campus (wear red if possible).Facebook event:
*BROWN University*
Brown University
Providence, RI USA
Friday September 28th
Silent March on the Main Green from 12:00 – 12:10 pm
Keynote Address from former senator of RI Lincoln Chafee after the march.
Please wear red or maroon
* Redlands, California:*
Sept. 27 – 8:30PM @ the University of Redlands labyrinth (next to the giant chapel)
candle light vigil, protest, letter writing
*Los Angeles:* :█:NEW:█:
Event 1 Info
Name: Candlelight Virgil for Peace in Burma (Myanmar)
Tagline: For Freedom and Liberty
Host: Californians and the Global Community
Type: Causes – Protest
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2007
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Barnes Park
Street: 350 S Mcpherrin Ave
City/Town: Monterey Park, CA
Contact Info
Email: [email protected]
Event 2 Info
Saturday @ Hollywood Pass Out Info Flyers
3 p.m
Pyi Maung
[email protected]
*New York:*
Sept. 27, 1:00 p.m, United Nations Building – Burmese Monks along with members of Operation Burmese Freedom are staging a demonstration while the UN General Assembly is in session.
Members of the public are strongly encouraged to join!
*San Diego:*
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Sunday September 30
Alliance for African Asistance
5952 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
*San Francisco:*
Noon, Friday, September 28, in front of the Chinese Consulate, 1450 Laguna Street at Geary
in San Francisco (near Japantown). Try to wear red (in solidarity with the monks)
*Washington, DC:*
What: Protest
Host: U.S. Campaign for Burma
When: Friday, September 28 at 4:00pm
Where: The Embassy of Myanmar
There is a demonstration outside the Burmese Embassy in London every day from 12-1pm. We had 300 outside the Embassy on 27th , we then marched through central London to the Chinese Embassy.
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
Nearest tube Green Park
The Trade Union movement is now helping organise protests, details
Event Link:
Saturday 29th September 2007
Gather at Midday, outside City Hall
If you’re not in London or Cardiff leave messages of support here:
Contact Info
54 University Avenue

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I’m starting a blog to keep people updated on news inside. My boss Aung Din works hard gathering information from eyewitnesses inside and from other groups – for English updates-
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*Write to media outlets in your area or around the world requesting more coverage of the issue, send links to this site, as well as the other bloggers that are still getting news out. we’re bringing in reports much faster than they are*
Tell them that you want more coverage on Burma. Send links to, this Facebook group, Burmese blogs. Send them these updates. Mention that we have members in our Facebook group with contacts in Burma that are confirming news updates.
Note that most of these are email addresses for Letters to the Editor; PLEASE correct me if you have better methods.
Be sure to protect your identity if you must; they have the right to publish your name and comments.
Please note that you can contact any major media outlet’s NEWS BUREAU by phone according to your country
BBC: Use the form at the end of every Burma-related news story.
CNN: [email protected] or
Associated Press: [email protected]
Voice of America: [email protected]
The Economist: [email protected]
MSNBC: [email protected], Subject Line: To the Editor
Newsweek: [email protected], [email protected]
CBC Canada:
The Times (London): [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Message – Report – Delete
TIME: [email protected]
Washington Post: [email protected] (they must include home address, home and business telephone numbers)
New York Times: [email protected] (USE THIS FIRST), [email protected], [email protected], [email protected].
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  1. Does anyone know how long the nightly vigils will be going on in front of Parliament in Ottawa?

  2. Sorry – no idea

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