BURMA FREEDOM PRESENCE WEDNESDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY IN PORTLAND!
Portland's Burma refugee committee and Burma freedom supporters will be gathering in downtown Portland across from Pioneer Courthouse Square (on SW Broadway in front of Nordstrom's) on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4:00 PM and Friday, Oct. 5 at 4:00 PM and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 PM.
This location is easy to find and reach in spite of construction downtown. The bus and Max go there.
Please join our Burma refugee community, many of whom are recent arrivals from border refugee camps
and some of whom are veterans of the 1988 Democracy Uprising, as they gather to show solidarity with the Buddhist monks, nuns and other people of all religions who are putting their very lives on the line in the struggle for freedom in Burma. It will mean a lot to the refugees and word of these international support demonstrations does get back into Burma.
The monks and nuns of Burma chanted for compassion for all living beings. This means you. One way to repay their prayers is to stand with the Burma refugee community right here in Portland.
BURMA'S SAFFRON REVOLUTION: QUICK NEWS LINK LIST:
1. BBC "In Depth: Burma Protests" includes timeline, Q&A, film and photos:
2. The Irrawaddy online Burma magazine with updated multimedia:
3. Mizzima News multimedia Burma site with updates:
4. Asia Pacific Peoples Partnership for Burma, blog with news updates from inside:
5. Burma Digest blog with updated film and photos:
6. ALTSEAN's "Face Off in Burma" backgrounder and map of protests:
7. Ko Htike's inside Burma blog
EarthRights International www.earthrights.org has an open letter to the CEO of Chevron,
Dave O'Reilly, and a petition to him, regarding the brutal crackdown on
peaceful protests in Burma:
The Petition to sign is here:
Chevron continues to be in a joint venture with Burma's regime (they own the former Unocal interest in the gas pipeline with Total.)letters or postcards can be sent to:
6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94583, U.S.A.
Brief sample letter:
"Dear Mr. O'Reilly,
I am concerned that Chevron is continuing in a joint venture with the brutal regime of Burma (Myanmar.) The whole world is observing that the people of Burma are unwillingly ruled by Burma's dictatorship. Chevron should withdraw from the country and cease being the junta's only significant US investor."