Saturday, October 06, 2007

Aung San Suu Kyi & the International Day of Action for a Free Burma

For many years, long before the present crisis, when I have thought of Burma my thoughts have centered on a real-life heroine:

Aung San Suu Kyi

We achieve everything by our efforts alone. Our fate is not decided by an almighty God. We decide our own fate by our actions. You have to gain mastery over yourself. It is not a matter of sitting back and accepting. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi (The Nobel Peace Prize 1991) Biography

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Website

Do not simply mouth slogans, but learn and think before you act:

Exploring the roots of the conflict

Free Burma Coalition

Free Burma

U.S. Campaign for Burma

Free Burma (Australia)

The Burma Campaign (United Kingdom)


  1. Y'know for a long time now (years, in fact) I have struggled to find words that express how I feel about my beliefs, religion, etc. And now I've found them in that inspirational lady. Many thanks for passing them on.

  2. Santa, thanks for these links today. Informative and very, very sad...

    I've been so consumed with the increasing volume of patient crises over the past few weeks I haven't had more than minutes to scan the net. One of the few places I try to hit when there is time is the ICRC site. While persuing one of your posted links I caught this snippet and will now go visit post haste.

    Red Cross Condemns Burma’s Abuses

    Harshest Criticism Since Rwandan Genocide

    The International Committee of the Red Cross usually maintains a neutral position; however, at the end of June this year, the ICRC strongly condemned the regime on grounds of forced labor and repeated atrocities committed against groups in eastern Burma- including murder, violence, arbitrary arrest and ´large scale´ destruction of food supplies. According to the BBC, this is the strongest public criticism since it spoke out against the Rwandan genocide over a decade ago. ICRC president, Kellenberger, noted that the reason for this harsh statement is the "continuing deadlock" with the authorities.

    What's so difficult about peace, love and understanding?

    I pray.


  3. Thank you for helping. FREE Burma!!!

    Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week. The only country that has any influence over Myanmar is China, and they can't and won't push too hard. There is too much Oil & Gas there that they need.

    The UN must do something, but they never use military force to fight.
    That is a huge problem.

    Illegal drug and ruby fortunes are a BIG part of this too.

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe wants
    complete narco states

    criminals in power
    loving the corrupt drug war

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    shoot peaceful protesters

    calling for democracy
    which you must never allow

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe thinks
    keep trying communism

    you can never KILL too much
    pursuing Utopia...


  4. The song "Walk On" by U2 is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi