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, 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!“.

  • Dan Colman says:

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


  • 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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