Support Monks’ Protest in Burma on Facebook

burmamonk.jpgSocial networking is doing some good. In a matter of days, over 110,000 users have joined the Support the Monks' Protest in Burma group on Facebook, with the larger goal of mobilizing support for the Buddhist monks who have launched a peaceful, "saffron" protest against the military regime that seized power in 1962 and has held on ever since. As expected, the government is cracking down on the peaceful protesters, breaking into monasteries at night, torturing monks and throwing them in jail. The Facebook Group offers a specific action plan, and it's effectively bringing visibility to this human rights issue. Log into Facebook (or create an account), join the group here and support democracy in Burma.

For a more general account of the human rights abuses in Burma, click here; for daily accounts of what's currently happening in Burma right now, click here.

Also please note: International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. On October 4, bloggers will refrain from posting to their blogs and just put up one Banner underlined with the words "Free Burma!" Get more information at www.free-burma.org, and if you're a blogger participate and help turn up the pressure.


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  • Free Burma!
    International Bloggers’ Day for Burma on the 4th of October

    International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“.

    http://www.free-burma.org

  • Dan Colman says:

    Is there an image that’s being widely used? If so, can you provide info.

    Thanks,
    Dan

  • Opinio Juris says:

    Facebook — the Future of Political Activism?…

    So, after much prodding, I have officially joined Facebook. I even have three friends — which means that I’m only 229,997 behind a Facebook group that recently organized world-wide protest……

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