Dear fellow Burma activists,
As today's news breaks out and the final steps of General Than Shwe's plan of political genocide comes into play, I ask you all what is the game plan? We are all unified in our woes and worries for the future so it is time for immediate and unconditional protest to the highest level. We must act for the sake of those leaders who activated a movement that is in jeopardy. For too long we have remained silent within these groups. For too long we have not communicated another date to declare our independence from Than Shwe's murderous reign of terror. To that I say, our time has come. Our movement volcano is active and we are ready to erupt with fury for the freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and all the noble people of Burma.
Take out your signs. Send out those emails. It is not enough for leaders of the free world to be making statements. Community organizers must start to organize again. World leaders must unite for our cause. This is our time and no sentence for 88 generation is going to stop us. We're going to move on. We're going to fight harder than ever before. This is our chance to reclaim what was taken from us so many years ago. Forever we stand united to free the oppressed and we will end this holocaust.
Contact your local religious groups, student groups, groups of all kinds and ask if you can speak about the horrific situation in Burma. There is no time to waist when lifes are at stake. We must stop SPDC "by any means necessary." Email Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, President Elect Barack Obama, or anyone you believe can "Use [their] liberty to promote ours."
Keep to the path of nonviolent resistance and remember our leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's words, “The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation’s development." Rise to the occasion and thank you all for your years of dedication for this imperative movement for peace and justice.
Jeffrey Karl Hellman
International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma (Spokesperson)
Jeffrey Karl Hellman
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