USCB Acts: Dictator Won’t Release Aung San Suu Kyi: Help; etc..

Dictator Refuses to Release Aung San Suu Kyi, You Can Help
Burmese Dictator Refuses to Release Aung San Suu Kyi
 – How You Can Help This June –
Dear friends,
Today, the Burmese military dictator Than Shwe extended the detention of the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi (pictured at right, in 2003).
http://uscampaignforburma.org/learn-about-burma/aung-san-suu-kyi
 
Click here if you are new to our list and want to learn about this courageous hero.
 
Bravely, dozens of members of the National League for Democracy marched to her home try and secure her release and were arrested. 
 
While we are greatly saddened about the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, we are also pleased that there are over 1,000 news articles throughout the world today documenting her detention.  Whereas a few years ago the world had no idea who Aung San Suu Kyi was, we are now making it harder for the military regime to abuse the Burmese people behind closed doors.
 
To put this in perspective, Nelson Mandela was virtually ignored by the world for the first two decades of his imprisonment, and it took a dedicated and passionate effort to introduce him to the world and then build powerful international support for his release.  We are leading this effort for Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma.
 
As part of this effort, hundreds of our supporters are organizing house parties on the weekend before Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday, June 14th and 15th, 2007.
 
The house parties are easy to organize, and by inviting your friends and family over for food, drinks, and a short film (we will mail you the film), it is a great way to build support for human rights.  We are asking that each party raise at least $300 for US Campaign for Burma, though many will raise thousands.  Most people raise the funds by charging a small admission (15 friends at $20/reach reaches $300 quickly).
 
If June 14 or the 15th don’t work for you, you can choose a different date.  Sign up now!
 
Thank you again for standing strongly for human rights,
 
Sincerely, 
Aung Din, Jeremy Woodrum, Jennifer Quigley, and Thelma Young
 
 
Video: Diego Maradona Calls for Release of Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Video: Diego Maradona, "Michael Jordan of Soccer"
Calls for Release of World’s Only
Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Dear Friends,
We are pleased to release a video today in Spanish (subtitled in English), from one of the greatest soccer players in history, Diego Maradona.
Argentine Diego Maradona is the "Michael Jordan of Soccer", and one of the best-known athletes in the world.  He is admired throughout Burma.
Soccer is Burma’s most popular sport (including among Burmese soldiers), and this video, will help to show the Burmese soldiers that one of their heroes is against military rule in Burma.
In the video, Maradona calls on Burma’s military dictators Than Shwe (profiled in a video by Ellen Page) to release the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Please share this video with everyone you can, and since it is in Spanish, you can share it with your Spanish-speaking friends.
We also subtitled this piece in Burmese so that Burmese people throughout the world can watch.  You can watch it here in Burmese on the website for the journal, Irrawaddy Magazine.
The goal of our campaign is to encourage 1 million people to sign up for a campaign to help free Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma.  Just as the world rallied to free Nelson Mandela when he was locked up in South Africa in the 1980s, we are building a campaign for Suu Kyi and the people of Burma.  Please tell all of your friends, family, and colleagues to sign up today!
This video is well-timed, because the Burmese dictator Than Shwe is supposed to release Aung San Suu Kyi this week, at the same time that United Nations Secretary General is inside Burma.  Under Than Shwe’s "law", he can only lock up a political prisoner for 5 years — and those five years end this week. While we expect Than Shwe will break his own law and keep her locked up, we want to make sure he can’t do this behind closed doors — the whole world should know.
You can watch the previous videos, with participants including Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Julie Benz, and many more, at www.burmaitcantwait.org
Aung Din, Jeremy Woodrum, Jennifer Quigley, and Thelma Young
ps. The Los Angeles Times also did a very extensive story on our campaign today and mentioned Maradona.
Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma.
Become a member of the United States Campaign for Burma today.
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