You may have seen the news reports about the murder of peaceful pro-democracy monks in Burma. If not, read about the murder of peaceful activists here.
Burma (Also called Myanmar) is ruled by one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world. For decades the Burmese regime has fought off pressure--imprisoning elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and democracy activists, wiping out thousands of villages, imposing forced labour, creating refugees-
Avaaz (MoveOn's international sister organization) has launched a petition to convince the United Nations Security Council members (including the dictatorship's main backer China) and to media at the UN, while also alerting the Burmese to our support:
When the Burmese last marched in 1988, the military massacred thousands. But if the world stands up and supports their struggle, this time they could succeed.
To Chinese President Hu Jintao and the UN Security Council:
We stand alongside the citizens of Burma in their peaceful protests. We urge you to oppose a violent crackdown on the demonstrators, and to support genuine reconciliation and democracy in Burma. We pledge to hold you accountable for any further bloodshed.
Is that too hard to say? In under a minutes time you can make a difference for the oppressed people of Burma and stop the slaughter of thousands of nonviolent protesters.
155,467 are supporting the Burmese so far. With you're help we can get to 250,000 supporters.
By the way if you're not a member of Avaaz you should become one now. As I said it's an international sister organization for MoveOn. Same model of advocacy but for global affairs.
As Robert Greenwald says. Psssssst. Do something!