Saturday, November 6, 2010

Elections in Burma: Free these Prisoners

The thugs who run Burma have called for elections tomorrow, November 7th. With 2,200 members of the opposition in jail, and thousands more in exile, these election are a sham. The winner of the last, legal elections, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is still under house arrest.  Burma has one of the worst human rights records in the world, by whatever measure you choose to use. Amnesty International has called on the Burmese military junta to release all political prisoners.  In this slide show you can see various members of my school community demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Burma.  Each person stands with his or her hand raised in a Buddhist gesture of strength.  Each person has the name of a Burmese political prisoner inscribed on their hand. Go to Amnesty International for information on what you can do. To misquote Edmund Burke: the only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing

1 comment:

  1. "Thugs" is the best word; you couldn't have chosen better.