Help Burma Now!
Simon Billenness, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 26, 2007
As you no doubt have seen, Burma is making world headlines because of
the courageous protests of hundreds of thousands of monks and civilians
in at least 26 cities in Burma over the past few weeks. These are the
biggest protests against the abuses of the authoritarian regime in two
For those of us who care deeply about Burma, these are exhilarating times, but terrifying too. The military junta has threatened to take action if protests continue, and reports from inside Burma already indicate that the military is getting ready to flex its muscle and
begin attacks on protesters.
From the sidelines, the best that we can do is to keep the momentum of this movement alive. There is a real chance for change in Burma, but we need to keep the pressure on.
I know Burma might not be your issue, but today, please make it yours. There are several easy things you can do. If possible, do them right away.