Posts Tagged ‘Burma’

Burma: 14 Democracy Activists Get 65 Years Each

November 13, 2008

image - Aung San Suu Kyi - from Richard Power and Time MagazineBurma Crisis Update: A Blogger Gets 20 Years, 14 Democracy Activists Get 65 Years Each; Meanwhile, Business as Usual for Energy Giants

by Richard Power [article]

“… Their sentences today were related to their involvement in the 2007 demonstrations, popularly known as the “Saffron Revolution.” Additional charges against them remain outstanding.”

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Free Burma: Tea for Irrawaddy – Nov 23, 2008

November 11, 2008

image - Just Aid logo - from www.justaid.caDetails and registration here. Proceeds to Emergency Assistance Team Burma (Mae Tao Clinic).

Tea for Irrawaddy
Sunday, Nov 23, 1:00pm (to 4:00pm)
University Golf Club
5185 University Blvd

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One-Year Anniversary of the Saffron Revolution

September 10, 2008

The International Burmese Monks Organization (IBMO) has called for September 26 to be a Day of Action for Burma…

Western Buddhists owe a debt of gratitude to the Burmese for helping to bring the Buddha’s teachings to the West. They have kept and treasured the dharma for two thousand years. Whether Theravadan, Mahayana or Vajrajana, all Western Buddhists have been touched by the depth of Burmese Buddhism. And now many monasteries remain closed and thousands of monks remain unaccounted for. [article]

Giving to Monasteries in Burma

May 12, 2008

image - avaazlogo - from www.avaaz.orgAvaaz is raising funds for the International Burmese Monks Organization and related groups, which will transmit funds directly to monasteries in affected areas.

[See also Myanmar Seizes U.N. Food for Cyclone Victims and Blocks Foreign Experts – New York Times]

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Peace Walk: Kornfield Interview and Slideshow

April 23, 2008

image - Jack Kornfield - from www.caramiaphotography.com

BPF hosted a beautiful peace walk for Burma the day the Olympic torch came to the USA.

[Watch a 3-minute video of] a wonderful interview with Jack Kornfield after the Golden Gate peace walk and also a slideshow from that day which has the walk and also the protests from around the city that day including the Tibetans, Burma activists etc.

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Meditative Peace Walk: Golden Gate Bridge

April 6, 2008

image - Burma monks - from www.bpf.orgTell anyone you know in the area about this event in San Francisco led by Burmese monks and Buddhist clergy, including Jack Kornfield and other senior teachers, on Wednesday, April 9.

On April 9, San Francisco hosts the US stage of the relay taking the Olympic torch to Beijing. No other North American city is directly involved. Please send metta to those on the peace walk in San Francisco that day.

For other actions you can take, click here (then scroll down).

International Women’s Day Event • March 8

February 20, 2008

image - Aung San Suu Kyi - from actionsfreeburmaPlease use your liberty to promote ours.
– Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese Women’s Union Report:
Caught Between Two Hells
Saturday, March 8 1:30 to 4:30pm
Peter Kaye Room, VPL

RSVP [details]

Delegation Finds Burma Cloaked in Fear

December 15, 2007

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Delegation member Alan Senauke of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship said, “Wherever we went, people were very happy to meet with us, and welcomed the news that the world was still watching Burma, despite propaganda that things had returned to ‘normal.’ They asked us to carry the message that the crackdown is active and ongoing; that ‘normal’ for Burma under the military regime is a state of fear and repression.” Read the rest of this entry »

Myanmar deaths higher than UN estimate

December 15, 2007

image - fighting peacock - as on NLD flag (Wikipedia)CANBERRA (Reuters) – The death toll from a democracy crackdown ordered by Myanmar’s ruling junta was much greater than U.N. estimates and scores of people were still missing, activists just back from the reclusive country said on Friday. [article]

BPF: Focus on Burma

November 29, 2007

image - jailed monk - from www.badasf.org[from BPF Human Rights Program Coordinator]

Presently we think of our focus being:

* advocating and supporting the monks and nuns

* addressing arms sales to Burma

The full text of the first message to chapters from Margaret Howe follows. Read the rest of this entry »