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What You Can Do to Help Burma

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: www.badasf.org/2007/ChinaProtestSept26.htm

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

A rally at the consulate last week got good coverage but we need more people!
Here’s some of the media coverage:
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/29/BASGSGDV7.DTL (w/photos)
abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=nation_world&id=5678410 (w/video)

Burma Photo

The Burma Campaign UK (www.burmacampaign.org.uk), an organization that campaigns for human rights and democracy in Burma, is organizing a Global Day of Action for Burma on Saturday, October 6. This will be the “largest global demonstration for Burma,” according to the group.

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:
madnomad.com/ysb

3. Act Online

Petitions:
avaaz.org
amnestyusa.org
www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/uscampaignforburma/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=730

Ethical Traveler has a way to post your photographic message of solidarity to the people of Burma:
ethicaltraveler.org/burma

4. Read the News

Best sources for news:
irrawaddy.org
burmamyanmargenocide.blogspot.com
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/default.stm

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