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Today is Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th Birthday 🙂
Today, Aung San Suu Kyi turns 64 years old. She will spend this birthday in
Insein prison, as a prisoner of Than Shwe’s military regime — simply because
she has called for democracy and human rights for the people of Burma.
We and our colleagues throughout the world have been doing a ton of work to make
sure that she remains in the spotlight. Over 560 people signed up to host
events in their homes through our "Arrest Yourself" campaign!
If you were not able to host an event, we are asking you to make a special
donation of $64, $640 or $6,400 today to the U.S. Campaign for Burma in honor of
Aung San Suu Kyi, so that we can continue our work to advocate for her freedom,
and human rights for everyone in Burma.
Your money will be put to good use. Here are only a few things we have
organized lately:
This year, through our annual "Arrest Yourself" campaign,
over 560 people in every state and 46 countries around the world have pledged
to put themselves under self-imposed "house arrest" and to host educational
events in solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi.
On Moday, U.S. Campaign for Burma Executive Director Aung Din joined other
prominent democracy advocates from Burma to personally deliver a petition of
over 680,000 signatures calling for the release of all political prisoners,
including Aung San Suu Kyi, to Ibrahim Gambari, the UN Secretary-General’s
special envoy to Buurma at UN headquarters in New York.
We helped recruit 112 former Presidents and Prime Ministers from throughout the
world to urge the UN Secretary General to travel to Burma to seek Suu Kyi’s
release. While he initially resisted, in early May he changed his mind and said
he will go in the near future.
We are currently campaigning for the renewal of the Burmese Freedom and
Democracy Act, which includes targeted sanctions on Burma’s ruthless leaders
that Aung San Suu Kyi has called for. We hope you will join this effort and take
a moment to call your Senators.
Our work has been covered in thousands of news articles, helping to keep Burma
on the agenda of world leaders
You can read more about what else we’ve done lately here and, at the bottom of
this email you can read about some of the events taking place around the world
to honor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Please help us to continue our vital work by making a contribution to our
campaign today.
Sincerely,
Jeremy Woodrum
Director
U.S. Campaign for Burma
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Event honoring Aung San Suu Kyi around the world:
Australia
What: Birthday celebration with speeches from leading parliamentarians
Where: New South Wales Parliament House, Sydney
When: 10.30 AM, 18 June 2009
What: Birthday Celebration with screening of ‘Silence & Fear’
Where: Villawood Senior Citizen Centre, Villawood Road, Sydney
When: 6.30 PM 19 June 2009
Austria
What: Birthday celebration, send birthday greetings to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Where: Stock im Eisen-Platz, Wien
When: 7.00 PM (http://www.austrianburmacenter.at)
Belgium
What: Banner unveiling by the city of Brussels and public gathering/protest
Where: Place de Brouckère, Brussels
When: 19 June 2009 (please check the Action Birmanie website: www.birmanie.net)
Czech Republic
What: Documentary Screening; Burma VJ and aftermath of cyclone Nargis
Where: Tea room ?ajovna ve Vlnách, Hude?kova Street 1, D??ín
When: 7.00 PM
What: Life lettering (life signs): FREE SUU KYI! Public gathering for Suu Kyi.
We will create a sign from our bodies and send the photo to Czech and Burmese
exile media
Where: Na Kamp?, Prague
When: 18 June 2009
France
What: Public event with the mayor of Paris, MPs and well known figures with the
installing of a banner in solidarity with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Where: Paris town hall, 6, place Gambetta, PARIS
When: 8.30 PM 19 June 2009Germany
What: Gathering at the historical site of Brandernburger Tor in the heart of
Berlin. We will display pictures and posters of Aung San Suu Kyi and political
prisoners, people will sign postcards for Aung San Suu Kyi and the political
prisoners.
With:Amnesty international and Burma-Initiative Asienhaus.
When: 11 AM- 1 PM 19 June 2009
Indonesia
Civil society organisations will deliver the Free Burma’s Political Prisoners
Now! petition results to ASEAN General Secretary, Surin Pitsuwan’s Office.
ASEAN Secretariat Office, Jakarta 10 am 19 June
Ireland
What: Evening Vigil
Where: Fusiliers Arch, St. Stephens Green, Dublin
When: 6-8 PM 19 June 2009
Japan
What: Candle lit vigil and religious ceremony
Where: In front of the UN building, Tokyo, Shibuya
When: 5.00 PM 19 June 2009
Malaysia
What: Indie music, speeches and candles. Birthday party afterwards at Finnegans
in Hartamas
Where: Taman Jaya (near Amcorp Mall)
Kuala Lumpur
When: 8-10 PM 19 June 2009
Norway
What: Vigil and Procession through the city centre several speakers holding
appeals on her behalf and that of the 2,100 political prisoners
Where: Den blå stein, Bergen
When: 3 PM 19 June 2009
Philippines
The Free Burma Coalition – Philippines will hold a rally in front of the SPDC
Embassy in Makati City, Philippines on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:00 am to
celebrate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday and call for her immediate
release from Insein Prison.
The demonstrators will carry floral arrangements forming the words "NOT GUILTY",
as an expression of solidarity and support to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s quest for
freedom and democratic rights for all the people of Burma.
Switzerland
What: Film evening dedicated to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with ‘Burma, the revolution
by the image’
Where: CAC Voltaire, Maison des Arts du Grutli, Geneva
When: 7.00 PM 19 June 2009
Thailand
Chiang Mai
What: Public Forum: "Burma’s Road to Democracy: Trans-border Environmental
And Human Rights Problems"
With: Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD)
Chiang Mai University, Center for Ethnic Studies and Development (CESD), ASEAN
Inter Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus & Friends of Burma
Where: Conference Room, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai
When:1-3.30 PM
Bangkok
What: Public Forum: "ASEAN’s Burma/Myanmar Problem: What can be done?"
With: ISIS Thailand
Where: Chumbhot-Pantip Conference Room, 4th floor, Prajadhipok-Rambhaibarni
Building, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.
When: 9.30 am to ­12.00 pm on Friday, 19 June 2009
Mae Sot
What: Joint Event: "Blood Donation, Releasing Birds & Planting"
Where: Mae Tao Clinic
When: 9- 12.30 18 & 19th June
What: "Women of Burma Day"
Where: NCUB Office
With: "Women Action Committee" (NLD-LA, BWU, OMWO, RWU, KYWO, TWU, MWU, SAW,
FTUB, HREIB, BPPN and YCOWO)
When: 9-11 AM 19 June 2009
United Kingdom
What: Birthday Celebration and cultural event, traditional songs, dances and
comedy
Where: Greenford Assembly Hall, Ruislip Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 9QN
When: 6-11 PM 19 June 2009
What: Chocolate cake, coffee and balloons to celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi’s
birthday
Where: Shieldaig By Strathcarron, Scotland (www.nannysshop.co.uk)
When: 4 PM 19 June 2009
What: Demonstration at the Burmese Embassy in London
Where: Burmese Embassy, 19A, Charles St, London W1J 5DX
When: 1-2 PM 19 June 2009
USA
Refugees, exiles, and supporters from Burma will host a celebration of Nobel
Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday at the United Nations Plaza this
Saturday.
The event, which also celebrates World Refugee Day, is one of hundreds of global
events around Suu Kyi’s birthday and is being co-sponsored by national and
international organizations, the US Campaign for Burma, International Burmese
Monks Organization, Amnesty International USA, and others.
Saturday, 20 June, 1-4 PM
Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for
freedom and democracy in Burma:
Become a member of the U.S. Campaign for Burma.
Or, make a tax-deductible donation today.
 
 
[ArrestYourself09] My Arrest Yourself Event in Virginia, and LA Times
Hi everyone,
I just wanted to wish everyone good luck on your "arrest yourself"
fundraisers… I’m having mine this weekend in Alexandria, Virginia and about 30
people are coming, so far. I’m making some Burmese food and will be showing the
videos that were sent to me. (I’m also making ‘American’ food since not all my
friends will eat the Burmese food. And, of course, beer always helps get people
to attend).
Also, I wanted to share this great opinion piece (below) in the LA Times about
Aung San Suu Kyi. It’s inspiration for all of us!
If anyone has any last-minute tips on making my "arrest" and party successful,
let me know. I’m definitely going to raise the $300 by asking everyone to
contribute funds, and I’m trying for $2,000 (wish me luck).
Jeremy Woodrum
2624 Wagon Drive, #1D
Alexandria, VA 22303
Free Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar’s military junta is once again trying to silence the opposition
activist by extending her house arrest.
May 22, 2009
The military junta that runs Myanmar has sought to silence its leading
critic by holding her under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years. Yet
the longer Aung San Suu Kyi remains in detention, the more powerful she
becomes.
The generals first locked her away in 1990, but if they believed she would
fade from view, they were badly mistaken. The next year, she won the Nobel
Peace Prize. When a reporter visited in 1996, thousands of Burmese were
still flocking to her house on weekends to catch a glimpse of her. When
protests swept the country in 2007, the Buddhist monks who led the marches
pointedly linked their cause to hers bydirecting the crowds past her house.
How can a lone 63-year-old woman hidden away in an increasingly dilapidated
lakefront villa remain such a potent symbol? It’s partly her pedigree: She
is the daughter of Aung San, a hero of Burmese independence who was
assassinated when she was a baby. It’s partly her story: She returned to her
native country in 1988 to nurse her ailing mother after nearly three decades
living abroad, and within months emerged as its leading opposition figure.
More important, though, are her quiet dignity and endurance, and the
enormous sacrifices she has made for her cause. Among other things, she has
been separated for long periods from her two sons and was denied permission
to see her husband, British scholar Michael Aris, during the three years
before he died.
Other than the generals themselves, it’s hard to imagine anyone who doesn’t
look forward to the day when Suu Kyi is released. That’s why it was so
disturbing when she was put on trial this week for violating the terms of
her house arrest.
The charges stem from a bizarre incident earlier this month in which a
53-year-old American man swam across Inya Lake and appeared, uninvited, in
Suu Kyi’s garden. He was asked to leave, but when he complained of
exhaustion, he was permitted to stay overnight. While swimming away the next
day, he was arrested. The government appears to be using the incident as a
pretext for extending Suu Kyi’s house arrest, which expires in a few days;
at the moment, however, she is being held on the grounds of Insein Prison,
facing a possible five-year prison term.
Our position on all this seems so obvious that it shouldn’t need repeating:
Suu Kyi should never have been under house arrest in the first place for her
courageous activism on behalf of democracy. She should never have been
required to choose between her principles and her freedom, much less her
family.
Now the generals are trumping up new charges to silence her again. How long
can this go on? What will it take before they realize that this tactic will
not work, just as it hasn’t worked for the last 19 years?
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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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