Burmese Walking Across US for Human Rights
Global Day of Action for 8.8.08 Update: We are a few weeks away from our Global Day of Action on 8.8.08. There will be actions for Burma in a dozen cities around the world. Check out the 8.8.08 page of our website for a list of events as well as action tools to help you spread the word. Want to get your city involved - contact us today!
We want to spotlight some strong activists who have been engaged in an amazing feat to spread word in America about their home of Burma.
On March 1, 2008, two men set out on an extraordinary journey to help free Burma. Athein and Zaw Min Htwe set out on a rainy morning from Portland, Oregon, with plans to walk on foot to the United Nations offices in New York city. Taking turns walking, together they have already walked over 2,000 miles through rain, snow, mountains, and deserts. They are not marching for fame or glory, but to raise awareness of the plight of the Burmese people, and to demand change.