Sunday, September 30, 2007

To all the peace and freedom loving people of San Francisco Bay Area

Outraged by the brutal crackdowns and killings of monks and innocents, join/help organize the Peace for Burma Protest, March and Prayer Vigil on

Friday, October 5 from 2 pm to 6 pm in San Francisco:

Monasteries were raided, vandalized, many monks were beaten and taken. Many people are still taking to the streets, but beaten, shot and killed. We are organizing a large event next week that involves protest, march and prayer vigil. All are welcome to join in. To get involved call Nyunt Than 510 220 1323, or Brandon Erickson 559 974 1025

Peace for Burma Protest, March and Prayer Vigil
Date: Friday October 5, 2007; 2 pm - 6 pm
2:00 : 4:00 - Protest/Rally/mediation at Chinese consulate, 1450 Leguna Street
4:00 - 4:30 - March to United Nations Plaza Market Street Between 7th & 8th
4:30 - 6:00 - Prayer Service at United Nations Plaza

Yesterday's NY Times featured the picture of Japanese photographer Kenji Nagai being killed by SPDC soldiers firing automatic weapons into a peaceful crowd. Three out of five daily editions this week featured a picture from Burma on the front page.

Help us maintain international pressure on the Burmese junta, see you Friday!

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How You Can Help

A lot of us are reading the news coming out of Burma and wondering what we can do to help. Here are some ideas:

1. Attend a Protest Rally

Here in San Francisco, we've been targeting the Chinese Consulate.
Read why here:

The next protest action is planned for Friday Oct 5.
Your best source for local, action-oriented info is BADA SF:

A rally at the consulate yesterday got good coverage but we need more people!
Here's some of the media coverage from yesterday: (w/photos) (w/video)

2. Contribute Money

How to get money to the people inside Burma who really need it (for food, water, medical supplies!)? It's not easy. But we have a grassroots way to do it. Read about Youth Solidarity of Burma:

3. Act Online

Ethical Traveler is working on putting together a list of online petitions, letter writing campaigns, etc. Hopefully this will be up by the end of the weekend. It will be here:

For now, here are a few:

Ethical Traveler also has a way to post your photographic message of solidarity to the people of Burma:

4. Read the News

Best sources for news:

Photos from Last Week's Protest Actions in San Francisco

26 Sep 2007 - Chinese Consulate, San Francisco
28 Sep 2007 - Chinese Consulate, San Francisco

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Past and upcoming events to demonstrate support for the people of Burma!

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3 (anything but...that).

Now beginning the "San Francisco Action for Burma" blog, hosted by the Burmese American Democratic Alliance of San Francisco (BADASF or simply BADA), the U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB) and other affiliated organizations and concerned activists.

Please check here regularly for details on upcoming events in the SF/Bay area demonstrating solidarity and support for the people of Burma's struggle, as well as to compel constructive and meaningful action by the international community and communities around the globe.

Recently we have been campaigning heavily to urge China to employ its incomparable leverage with the military government to inspire an end to the violence and beginning of a peaceful national reconcilliation process between the junta, the National League for Democracy (including the to-be-released Peace Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi) and the ethnic minority political groups. This is necessary for a peaceful transition to a democratic government that respects human rights.

Also to be posted are opportunities to volunteer, get involved, assist in preparations, etc. Thank you all for all your support, time, passion and energy.

Let's keep up the momentum, keep Burma on the world's radar and do everything we can to contribute to the people of Burma's struggle for peace, democracy and human rights!