USCB Acts: Bush’s Visit: Burmese Dissidents Refugee Camps; etc..

USCB Acts: Bush’s Visit: Burmese Dissidents Refugee Camps; etc..

Bush’s Landmark Visit to Burmese Dissidents, Refugee Camps
President and First Lady Visit Burma Dissidents and Refugees in
Thailand
Dear friends,

We wanted to let you know some good news. President Bush and First
Lady Laura Bush just visited

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hRrGykk7VYKynWDV9XJZm7YQrt-
QD92DD9T00

Burmese human rights activists in Thailand, 24 hours before they head
to Beijing Olympics. The First Lady also made a special trip to
refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border to meet with some of the
millions of refugees who have fled Burma’s military dictatorship.

One of our co-founders, Aung Din, today published an opinion article
in the Irrawaddy magazine about President Bush’s trip and China’s
role in propping up Burma’s dictators.

Burma is an issue in the United States that crosses the fault lines
of political parties. We are very glad that Democrats and Republicans
have worked together to press for change in Burma.

We very much hope that President Bush, after his meetings, will
pressure China to make changes in its policy toward Burma. China is
the most important ally of Burma’s dictator Than Shwe, providing him
billions in weapons and assistance while blocking the United Nations
from .

Despite having to face both the dictator Than Shwe and China, Burmese
human rights activists continue to stand strongly in their struggle
for democracy. Inside the country they are preparing for the 20th
anniversary of the largest uprising in Burma’s history. Even as the
military has put its soldiers on alert, in the last few days
dissidents inside Burma have been secretly spray-painting the color
red all over the country’s major cities — the color is a symbol of
democracy and change in Burma. We salute their courage and bravery
and pledge to re-double our own efforts here in the United States and
internationally.

Thank you for supporting the people of Burma in their struggle for
human rights!

Sincerely,

Aung Din, Jeremy Woodrum, Jennifer Quigley, Thelma Young, Jacqui Pilch

Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the
struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma:

https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1189/t/5102/shop/custom.jsp?
donate_page_KEY=1313

Join Us August 8th, 2008: Global Rallies for Burma
August 8th, 2008:
Global Rallies for Burma
Dear Friends,

All over the world people who care about human rights are planning
events for August 8th (and 7th). These actions will commemorate the
millions of people who marched on Burma’s streets in 1988, peacefully
demanding an end to military rule.

On the 8th, many of us will also call for China to stop supporting
Burma’s dictators. In 1988, thousands of Burmese were gunned down by
Burma’s military dictators. Today, the same military continues to
dominate the Burmese people, due mainly to the support of China.

Below is a list of the major actions that will take place in the
United States on August 8th. To see the full list of world-wide
events, check out our 8.8.08 Event Page.

Even if you can’t attend any of these events you can still do
something for Burma on that day.

Many people have already pledged to not watch the Olympic opening
ceremonies — which have nothing to do with Olympic competition and
instead are being used to whitewash China’s human rights record.
Instead of watching China’s display, educate friends and family about
what is happening in Burma:

– Blog for Burma: Take the time to write a post on your blog about
why you will not watch the Olympics. Make sure that you link back to
the USCB website

– Letter to the Editor: Easily send

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1189/t/5102/letter/?
letter_KEY=1017

a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and let them know why
you think people should not watch the opening ceremonies

– Post a flyer in your window: This idea came from one of our chapter
leaders in Philadelphia — post a flyer in the window of your home,
to let your neighbors know that you will not be watching the opening
Olympic ceremonies. Download the poster here.

August 8th, 2008 is a good opportunity to let the world know about
Burma. Please join us.

If you would like more info on an event or want to contact leaders of
the actions – please email us

New York – August 8th
12 PM – 2 PM: Rally outisde the Burma Embassy (10 E. 77th St.)
2:30 PM – 3 PM: Rally outside China Mission to the U.N (350 E. 35th
St.)
3:15 PM – 7PM: Rally in front of United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza
(47th St. & 1st Ave.)

Los Angeles -August 7th
Rally outside Chinese Consulate (located at 443 Shatto Place Los
Angeles)
11:30-12:30 and from 4-6pm

Chicago – August 7th
Rally in front of the NBC building in Chicago (401 N. Michigan Ave)
from 4-7pm

San Francisco – August 8th
1. Berkeley Burma Day Burmese Flag Raising
Friday August 8, 2008, at 8:08 AM (Ceremony 7:45 – 8:30 am)
Berkeley City Hall, Berkeley
2180 Milvia Street (between Allston Way and Center St;
One block from the downtown Berkeley BART station)

2. San Francisco Burma Day Rally
Friday August 8, 2008, 4-7 PM
Union Square, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Dallas – August 8th
Vigil and March
August 8, 7 PM
Dallas City Hall Plaza
1500 Marilla St.

Houston – August 8th
Chinese Consulate
3417 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
7:30 am to 10:30 am

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.

https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1189/t/5102/shop/custom.jsp?
donate_page_KEY=2116

Or, make a donation today.

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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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