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Web Day of Silence & fresh global petition for Burma

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www.free-burma.org

 

Check it out for yourselves. Maybe you think it’s a good idea. Maybe you don’t. Personally, I think that if enough people outside Burma do anything together at the same time for the people of Burma, it’ll be a good thing.

Another peace of keyboardom in effect and hoping for an urgent critical mass is the online petition and print-media ad campaign by Avaaz.org, which is seeking to pressure China by threatening measures to diminish the Beijing Olympics in 2008. May work, may not. My hunch is that China won’t feel particularly bothered by signatures equivalent to less than 0.1% of their own population. But it can’t hurt, and China does seem to be shifting its position in relation to foreign efforts at diplomacy. Let’s face it – if monks and civillians are prepared to be beaten and murdered, the least you can do is sign and circulate a petition.

370 000 signatures so far – get innuit.

  Scoopit!

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up about this bloggers’ day of action, I’ll be taking part 🙂

    t.i.n.a.: XLNT – i hope the message that it’s happening gets viral in the next 10 hours.
    thx 4 dropnbai.

    Priscilla

    October 3, 2007 at 10:00 am

  2. I am with you and did the same http://redcapitalism.blogspot.com

    cheers and keep the faith!

    Marijn

    marijn

    October 5, 2007 at 12:11 am


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