25 September 2007


In recent days the world has witnessed a growing non-violent protest by the people of Myanamar (Burma) against the brutal military dictatorship that has oppressed them for several decades.

There are growing fears that the dissent may again be violently crushed as it was in 1988 when thousands were massacred.

So far the regime has hesitated to act apparently because the Chinese government, the principal supporter of the military junta, is concerned about world opinion in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics.

For this reason Avaaz is attempting to mobilize support for the Burmese protestors through an online petition to be delivered to Chinese premier Hu Jintao and the UN Security Council.

You are invited to add your name to the petition at the above website and to encourage others to do the same.

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