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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Join Us August 8th, 2008: Global Rallies for Burma

August 8th, 2008:
Global Rallies for Burma

Dear Friends,

All over the world people who care about human rights are planning events for August 8th (and 7th). These actions will commemorate the millions of people who marched on Burma's streets in 1988, peacefully demanding an end to military rule.

On the 8th, many of us will also call for China to stop supporting Burma's dictators. In 1988, thousands of Burmese were gunned down by Burma's military dictators.  Today, the same military continues to dominate the Burmese people, due mainly to the support of China.

Below is a list of the major actions that will take place in the United States on August 8th. To see the full list of world-wide events, check out our 8.8.08 Event Page.

Even if you can't attend any of these events you can still do something for Burma on that day.

Many people have already pledged to not watch the Olympic opening ceremonies -- which have nothing to do with Olympic competition and instead are being used to whitewash China's human rights record.  Instead of watching China's display, educate friends and family about what is happening in Burma:

- Blog for Burma:  Take the time to write a post on your blog about why you will not watch the Olympics. Make sure that you link back to the USCB website

- Letter to the Editor: Easily send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and let them know why you think people should not watch the opening ceremonies

- Post a flyer in your window: This idea came from one of our chapter leaders in Philadelphia -- post a flyer in the window of your home, to let your neighbors know that you will not be watching the opening Olympic ceremonies. Download the poster here.

August 8th, 2008 is a good opportunity to let the world know about Burma. Please join us.

If you would like more info on an event or want to contact leaders of the actions - please email us

New York - August 8th
12 PM - 2 PM: Rally outisde the Burma Embassy (10 E. 77th St.)
2:30 PM - 3 PM: Rally outside China Mission to the U.N (350 E. 35th St.)
3:15 PM - 7PM: Rally in front of United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
(47th St. & 1st Ave.)

Los Angeles -August 7th
Rally outside Chinese Consulate (located at 443 Shatto Place Los Angeles)
11:30-12:30 and from 4-6pm

Chicago -
August 7th
Rally in front of the NBC building in Chicago (401 N. Michigan Ave) from 4-7pm

San Francisco - August 8th
1. Berkeley Burma Day Burmese Flag Raising
Friday August 8, 2008, at 8:08 AM (Ceremony 7:45 - 8:30 am)
Berkeley City Hall, Berkeley
2180 Milvia Street (between Allston Way and Center St;
One block from the downtown Berkeley BART station)

2. San Francisco Burma Day Rally
Friday August 8, 2008, 4-7 PM
Union Square, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Dallas - August 8th
Vigil and March
August 8, 7 PM
Dallas City Hall Plaza
1500 Marilla St.

Houston
- August 8th
Chinese Consulate
3417 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
7:30 am to 10:30 am


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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As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
"Justice is a dream. But it is a dream we are determined to realize."