[act-ma] Burma - Boston Area Action at Harvard - Tuesday 7:30pm Teach-In

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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 13:49:28 -0400From: simon.billenness at gmail.com
---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Ohnmar Khin <sarpyu at gmail.com>Date: Sep 30, 2007 11:48 AMSubject: Teach-In info, please distribute widely Below is the Teach-In info, rescheduled for TUESDAY, 7:30pm. Please distribute widely to as many houselists, professors,classrooms, friends, student groups as possible. Would anyone be available to flyer on Monday at 12pm in front of theScience Center? Also, people are needed to post the flyers. Please come 7 am, Monday at the John Harvard Statue to poster. BURMA ON THE BRINK : You've read the headlines, now hear the real story ****************Teach-In Tuesday (10/2) , 7:30 pm******************************************in Claverly Common Room (1st Floor)****************** *Find out why hundreds of thousands of monks are braving bullets for freedom*View a short documentary by a Burmese student filming illegally inside the country*Hear the story of a student revolutionary who was imprisoned for protesting in 1988*Learn what you can do to prevent Burma's Saffron Revolution from further bloodshed

***************************************************************************In 1988, the Burmese military (SPDC) junta killed almost 10,000 students, monks,and peaceful protesters because they marched for freedom. Now, troops areshooting protesters, encircling monasteries, and imposing Marshall law in the cities.We need to act FAST. Support the Saffron Revolution for freedom and let thedictators know that the world is watching.Please sign petition to the UN Security Council:http://www.PetitionOnline.com/9848/ Please sign petition to China (the only country with influence on themilitary junta): http://www.uscampaignforburma.org/action/action.html To learn more, go to : http://www.uscampaignforburma.org or email khin at fas.harvard.eduWords from Burmese students inside the country: "My heart beats so fiercely that I can hardly hear my sobs. The monks aremarching because they would rather sacrifice themselves than seeordinary people die. They are chanting prayers blessing everyone as they march. This is no ordinary protest."-- female studnet"Yesterday was serious. Today will be more serious.I'm hearing many reports that gunfire and monks screaming at Ngwe-Kyar-Yanmonastery in taung okkalapa." -- male student Here is a 2 minute video of Wednesday's crackdown:http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/avdb/news/world/video/122000/bb/122027_16x9_bb.asx 
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