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Free Burma Protests Continue

BURMA FREEDOM PRESENCE 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 at 4:00 PM on Friday, Oct. 5 at 4:00 PM and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 PM.
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 at 4:00 PM on 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 and there is parking nearby at SmartPark.

Please join our Burma refugee community, many of whom are recent arrivals from border refugee camps in Asia, 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.

<b>Photos from last week's protest in downtown Portland</b>
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BURMA'S SAFFRON REVOLUTION: QUICK NEWS LINK LIST:
Since mid-August, a nonviolent movement for political change has been gathering steam throughout Burma, with over 100,000 people marching in the streets by September 25. The massive and countrywide demonstrations have been led by surviving students of the 1988 Democracy uprising, and by Buddhist monks and nuns chanting for compassion on behalf of the people.
This courageous action, being joined by all kinds of people from all faiths may lead to true national reconciliation in Burma. Even if the regime turns its guns on the protests, as it did in the past, the momentum has begun and the people's need for freedom will not be denied much longer. The links below provide background information on the protests and ongoing updated multimedia reports, including extraordinary smuggled film footage, a testimony to this liberation struggle's meeting of ancient chants for peace with modern global access technology. In addition to the links below, see www.uscampaignforburma.org for action suggestions, in which the international community can show its support for Burma's Saffron Revolution.

1. BBC "In Depth: Burma Protests" includes timeline, Q&A, film and
photos:
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/asia_pacific/2007/burma/default.stm

2. The Irrawaddy online Burma magazine with updated multimedia:
www.irrawaddy.org

3. Mizzima News multimedia Burma site with updates:
www.mizzima.com

4. Asia Pacific Peoples Partnership for Burma, blog with news updates from
inside:
www.apppb.blogspot.com

5. Burma Digest blog with updated film and photos:
www.burmadigest.info/

6. ALTSEAN's "Face Off in Burma" backgrounder and map of protests:
 http://www.altsean.org

7. Ko Htike's inside Burma blog
ko-htike.blogspot.com