Social 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.
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.