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Burma VJ

May 20, 2009

BURMA VJ is a movie shot as part of the Democratic Voice of Burma’s mission to capture and highlight the brutality of the Junta and the bravery of the people willing to stand up against their oppressors making sure their voice is heard in spite of the various attempts to suppress any dissent or raised voice.

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  1. habib permalink
    May 29, 2009 5:30 am

    Send your “64” to Aung San Suu Kyi – the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Prize Winner!

    A website has been launched today (www.64forSuu.org) calling for the release of Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced Ong San Soo Chee). She is Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate, and has been detained for over 13 years by the Burmese regime for campaigning for human rights and democracy in the country. More than 2,100 political prisoners are being held in Burma’s jails.

    The website will become the global hub of an international campaign to release Aung San Suu Kyi. http://www.64forSuu.org allows anyone to upload video, text, image or twitter messages of support to Burma’s imprisoned democracy leader. The website aims to demonstrate the scale of outrage over her continued detention by people all over the world to write a 64 word message, a “64”, that will be delivered on Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday on June 19th.

    It will just take a minute of your time, but will keep the momentum of this international campaign going high. In Pakistan, we know the cost of democracy and freedom of speech, and have struggled for years to achieve both. With an invigorated civil society, we, Pakistanis, should make our mark and show full support for the cause of democracy in Burma.

    Spread the word around, and send a “64” to Aung San Suu Kyi.

    The petition has so far been signed by many high profile celebrities around the world including: George Clooney, Madeleine Albright, Wes Anderson, Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Bono, Matthew Broderick, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Dave Eggers, Jake Gyllenhaal, Václav Havel, Helen Hunt, Anjelica Huston, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Ashton Kutcher, Norman Lear, Madonna, Mary Matalin, Sen. John & Cindy McCain, Rose McGowan, Orhan Pamuk, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Robert Rodriguez, Meg Ryan, Liev Schreiber, George Soros, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Naomi Watts, Prof. Elie Wiesel, Owen Wilson.

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