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Free Burma! International bloggers to support freedom for Burma on Oct 4th

Posted by theonlinecitizen on September 30, 2007

LATEST: Several Burmese nationals at the Peninsula Plaza in Singapore have told TOC that the Singapore police has stopped Burmese nationals from wearing and selling t-shirts with the words “STOP Bloodshed In Myanmar”. Many Burmese were seen wearing the shirts at the Burmese Buddhist Temple on September 29. (See report here.)

*Please help spread the word

Reproduced from the blog, Beautiful To Behold:

International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. They want to set a sign for freedom and show their sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on 4th October but just put up one Banner, underlined with the words “Free Burma!”.

 

Preferred Action:

Choose a graphic from

http://www.flickr.com/groups/479791@N25/pool/

or http://flickr.com/photos/tags/freeburma/

with the text “Free Burma” so we can sync our global voice.

Use the tag “Free Burma” with:

For Bloggers: “One blogpost for Burma

For website owners: “One text for Burma

For commenters: “One Keystroke for Burma!:

Link: You can keep up with the changes by pointing your feedreader to

http://freeburma.stots.de/feed.php

When

This event will take place on October, 4th 2007.

Name

The name of the event will be “Free Burma

Spread the Word

Help to spread the word about this event.

Media:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6760367115

http://digg.com/world_news/Support_Burma_International_Bloggers_Day_at_4th_Oct

http://www.technorati.com/wtf/free-burma/ (this is a so called WTF, please follow the link and vote)

What to do?

Theme Change – Change your blog’s theme to red color; send message to: Red Blogs for Burma

Blog about Burma; send message to: Blogger for Burma

· oneblogpostforburma – “One Blogpost for Burma

On thursday, everybody blogs exactly one post with the title “Free Burma!” and a red flag for the monks’ red robes in RGB 128,24,24 and in the format 3:2

· OR The International Buddistist Flag but which might not be right for all, since it is also a religious statement. But everybody can choose what (s)he does. Here are both flags: Click on thumbnails. Sample posting: http://sprechblase.wordpress.com/2007/09/29/free-burma/

Silence

Do nothing – remain silent. Risk is that this might not be noticed. (What a stupid idea! Silence is exactly what Myanmar’s government is trying to achieve by shutting down the country’s internet connection! We need to be louder than the military. They must hear an international uproar throughout the media, the other governments, etc…!)

Here are photos about “Free Burma!”

The campaign: http://flickr.com/photos/tags/freeburma/, please respect Copyright and Some Rights!

Multilingual Wikipedia articles: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#Proteste_2007.

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6 Responses to “Free Burma! International bloggers to support freedom for Burma on Oct 4th”

  1. Robert HO said

    RH:
    1. Between January 3 and April 12, 2003, 36 million people across the globe took part in almost 3,000 protests against the Iraq war. This looks set to be another record in the global mobilisation of public opinion. IT MAY BRING DOWN THE BURMA GOVT AND SHAME OR DISENFRANCHISE ITS FELLOW REPRESSIVE REGIMES LIKE SINGAPORE’s LIE KY REGIME, THE STAUNCHEST SUPPORTER OF THE BURMA JUNTA, and its biggest supplier of weapons that are killing monks today. Not to mention a supplier of technology to identify Burma bloggers and internet users who post against the junta. All to be able to continue the furtive, cosy businesses of laundering Burma’s drug monies, facilitating its drug smuggling, and co-investing in the junta’s many illicit businesses.

    2. After the biggest series of anti-IraqInvasion demonstrations, on February 15, 2003, New York Times writer Patrick Tyler wrote that they showed that there were two superpowers on the planet, the United States and worldwide public opinion. This time, Burma cannot shoot its way out.

    3. I think we can do it. If we succeed in Internetting and Blogging the issue, the global mainstream media cannot but publish it all, because it in itself, is a seminal event in the rapidly developing world of Online Mobilisation. We Bloggers can change govts, not only the Burmese Junta, but also our own Junta of LIE KY.

    4. The world is watching. And mobilising. History is being made and we are on the Right Side of It.

  2. Free Burma!
    International Bloggers’ Day for Burma on the 4th of October

    International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“.

    http://www.free-burma.org

  3. […] are also not totally powerless on this tide of political attitude change. We can send a strong signal to our governments that Burma now is a pariah, giving ASEAN the opportunity so seize our outrage as […]

  4. Democracy will not help Myanmar. It will just be like Iraq now, groups fighting for autonomy or independence.

    China and India plus ASEAN should pressure the junta to have civilian leaders. Then they can handover power like in Indonesia.

    The first thing they can do is appoint a president without political power. His main duty is to meditate and eat vegetarian food.

  5. One blogpost for Burma

    It’s seems that the situation is worsening. After our only glimmer of hope from the UN, Mr Ibrahim Gambari, left, the junta takes its retaliations one step further by “sending troops to drag people from their homes in the middle of the nig…

  6. […] The Online Citizen […]

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