October 3, 2007

Have you heard about the crisis in Burma?

(The following is a email forward with a link at the bottom to sign a petition. I have a good friend here in Chicago who comes from Burma. While I am definitely not an expert on what's happening there, I know that this is something I would encourage others to support. Peace.)

Burma is ruled by one of the worst military dictatorships in the world.
Last month Buddhist monks and nuns began marching and chanting prayers
to call for democracy. The protests spread and hundreds of thousands of
Burmese people joined in -- but they've been brutally attacked by the
military regime.

I just signed a petition calling on Burma's powerful ally China and the
UN security council to step in and pressure Burma's rulers to stop the
killing. The petition has exploded to over 500,000 signatures in a few
days and is being advertised in newspapers around the world, delivered
to the UN Security Council, and broadcast to the Burmese people by
radio. We're trying to get to 1 million signatures this week, please
sign below and tell everyone!


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