Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Sylvester Stallone Video on Burma and Landmines

New Sylvester Stallone Video
On Human Minesweepers in Burma

Dear friends, 

Yesterday we released a video by Ellen Page explaining who is Burma's military dictator, Than Shwe.
Today, we are releasing a video by Sylvester Stallone which explains what Than Shwe is doing to his people.

These are part of a 30-day video campaign to help build a strong international campaign for human rights in Burma. 
One of Than Shwe's most brutal real-life practices, shown fictionally in the new Rambo movie, is to force innocent villagers to walk at gunpoint over fields full of landmines.  When villagers step on landmines, their legs are blown off and often they die.
The landmines are laid by the military regime around villages and relocation camps, especially in eastern Burma.  The regime wants to make it impossible for villagers to leave the relocation sites, in part because the regime forces villagers to carry out construction projects (building of military bases, carrying military equipment, roads, etc.) 
The landmines are a tool of terror, and almost every single person in much of eastern Burma can not take a step without first hoping they won't step on a landmine.
The latest "Rambo" movie was set in Burma.  Sylvester Stallone chose this location to help shine a light on the atrocities of the military regime. 
Please watch today's video, forward it to as many of your friends and family as possible, and urge them to sign up today.  Help us build a campaign of 1 million voices to support human rights in Burma.

Aung Din, Jeremy Woodrum, Jennifer Quigley, Thelma Young

Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma.
Become a member of the United States Campaign for Burma today.

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