Back in 1988, the Burmese military junta massacred 3,000 demonstraters. Since then, they have nullifed a landslide victory that elected Aung San Suu Kyi to the head of a demoncratic gov\'t and have continued to jail/kill activists. Burma is ranked 164 out of 168 countries in the Reporters without Borders ranking of freedom of press.
Back in 1988, Burma was not in the world\'s eye. We didn\'t have the internet and global communication of today see into that troubled nation. The government was not under as much scrutiny, and they got away with it.
This is a different time. Now, the Monks\' Resistance in Burma is getting coverage from NYT, MSNBC, and Time Magazine. Now is the time to tell the military junta that the world is watching and will not tolerate such repression. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.
Click on the links below and sign online petitions to pressure international leaders to take action about the situation in Burma (it’s fast and easy).
Online Petition to President Bush- Amnesty International
Online Petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon- US Campaign for Burma
Online Petition to Chinese President Hu Jintao- US Campaign for Burma