Friday, 11 April 2008

Keep Demanding Peace From China: Campaign Steps Up

Don't Watch the Olympics: Spread the Word

Yesterday in San Francisco, as the Olympic Torch went through the city, ten thousand protestors gathered demanding change from China. Furthermore a thousand Burma supporters were lead by Buddhist monks in a peaceful march across the Golden Gate Bridge.

More people around the world are realizing that the China's human rights record should not shame the Olympics. John McCain today came out stating that President Bush should strongly consider not going to the Bejijng Olympics. Also recently, Hillary Clinton has also came out in support of boycotting the opening ceremonies. Read more here.

During the San Francisco marches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu also released a statement concerning China's involvement with Burma, saying "I urge the government of China to end their arms trade with Burma's generals. It is still possible for China to realize the Olympic principles of 'respect for universal fundamental ethical principles' by 'promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.' The world is watching and expects no less."

Now is the time to take the Olympics campaign to another level.

Here are some more things you can do:

Watch and share the 8.8.08 video: A new video which gives an overview of Burma and China's involvement with the country. Watch it and share it with your friends.

Email Corporate Sponsors : Now you can in just a few minutes send an email to the Olympic corporate sponsors urging them to use their leverage to bring peace to Burma.

Be a part of the Street Team: Be a part of the team that is taking to the streets and getting the word out. Win prizes as well as the knowledge that your chapter is the strongest. The month of April we are having a competition to see who can collect the most amount of names of people who are pledging to not watch the Olympic Games. There will be updates on our website and the winners at the end of the month will be given prizes (t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc). Join the movement.
Keep the momentum going! Don't let people forget about Burma!

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

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