An international collective blogging action is happening today, and may give some impetus to the 15th October environment blog action focus.
Have you heard about the crisis in Burma?
Burma is ruled by one of the worst military dictatorships in the world. Last month Buddhist monks and nuns began marching and chanting prayers to call for democracy. The protests spread and hundreds of thousands of Burmese people joined in — but they’ve been brutally attacked by the military regime.
I just signed a petition calling on Burma’s powerful ally China and the UN security council to step in and pressure Burma’s rulers to stop the killing. The petition has exploded to over 500,000 signatures in a few days and is being advertised in newspapers around the world, delivered to the UN Security Council, and broadcast to the Burmese people by radio. We’re trying to get to 1 million signatures this week, please sign below and tell everyone!
This image is one of a few of this kind being placed in ads in China this week.
Thank you so much for your help!
More info to take part in the action:
Go to www.free-burma.org. You will be able to register as a participant of the campaign and keep up to date.