Hollywood Actress Rosanna Arquette Exposes
Today is the 15th day of videos we have released about the situation in Burma. Starring actress Rosanna Arquette, today's video addresses a deadly serious issue -- the Burmese military regime's war on civilians in eastern Burma.
Over the past 12 years, Burma's military regime has destroyed 3,200 villages in eastern Burma -- mostly near the Thailand-Burma border. The regime has burned down many of the villages, destroying medical clinics, schools, food supplies, and rice fields. At least 1.5 million Burmese have fled as refugees and internally displaced. The regime uses rape as a weapon of war against the women in these areas, and tortured to death many innocent villagers.
The Associated Press and others have compared the military regime's attacks on civilians to the genocide in Darfur.
In other similar situations around the world -- there are only a few on this scale -- the United Nations Security Council has mostly dispatched peacekeepers to protect civilian populations.
Yet, because of China's veto power at the UN Security Council, there is not one single United Nations peacekeeper in eastern Burma to protect the civilians. Not even one.
We are building a powerful international campaign to help stop the regime's attacks on civilians.
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You can also watch the 14 previous videos about Burma at www.burmaitcantwait.org, a web site hosted by Fanista.com. There will be 15 more videos coming out in the next two weeks.
Aung Din, Jeremy Woodrum, Jennifer Quigley, and Thelma Young