OFF the subject: JENA BOYCOTT

On Nov 2, there will be a national boycott. People of all colors and class are being asked to to refrain from buying ANYTHING as an respond to the treatment of the Jena 6.  if you are interested in boycotting I have attached the email that has be circling around about this boycott..feel free to pass this information along.

jena61.pdf

jena62.pdf

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Song of the wk: Jena-John Mellencamp

This isn’t exactly spiritual but it’s just too good not to share.

Note: don’t read the youtube comments on this video unless you want to cry yourself to sleep tonight ( esp. if you’re black) or you need more proof that racism still exists.

lyrics:

An all white jury hides the executioner’s face See how we are, me and you? Everyone here needs to know their place Let’s keep this blackbird hidden in the flue Oh oh oh Jena, Oh oh oh Jena, Oh oh oh Jena, take your nooses down So what becomes of boys that cannot think straight. Particularly those with paper bag skin. Yes sir, no sir we’ll wipe that smile right off your face. We’ve got our rules here and you must fit in. Oh oh oh Jena, Oh oh oh Jena, Oh oh oh Jena, take your nooses down. Some day some way sanity will prevail. But who knows when that day might come. A shot in the dark, well it just might find its way to the hearts of those that hold the keys to kingdom come. Oh oh oh Jena, Oh oh oh Jena, Oh oh oh Jena, take those nooses down. Oh oh hey Jena, Oh oh Jena, Oh oh Jena, take your nooses down. Take those nooses all down.

Global Protests for Myanmar

from AP:

YANGON, Myanmar – A day of global protests against Myanmar‘s junta began in cities across Asia Saturday, after the military regime admitted detaining hundreds of Buddhist monks when troops turned their guns on pro-democracy demonstrators last week.

Hoping to send a message to the generals that the world is still watching the situation, rights group Amnesty International organized marches in more than two dozen Asian, European and North American cities.

Hundreds marched in the Australian city of Melbourne behind a banner demanding “No More Bloodshed.” A smaller crowd of about 50 turned out in Bangkok, Thailand. In Malaysia‘s biggest city, Kuala Lumpur, 300 people attended a candlelight vigil Friday evening outside the city’s tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers.

More rallies were planned in New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, England, France, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland, the U.S. and Canada.

The junta’s treatment of the Buddhist monks — who are revered in this deeply religious nation and led the street protests — is a key issue that could further inflame the people of Myanmar and anger soldiers loyal to the military rulers.

The government insisted most of the monks it detained had already been freed, with only 109 still in custody, according to an official statement broadcast Friday night on state TV. The report noted the junta was still hunting for four more monks it believed were ringleaders of the rallies.

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A Day of International Action for a Free Burma (Oct. 6th)

Demos planned so far for the USA

from Facebook event pg
█ UNITED STATES█
Contact US Campaign for Burma to sign up to hold a march, vigil or any sort of event in your area- thelma@uscampaignforburma.org

*Athens, Ohio*
SATURDAY 6th – 12 NOON * Athens County Courthouse, Corner of Court St. and E. Washington St. Bring signs, wear red, and show the people of Burma that Athens, Ohio supports their march to freedom! Our hearts and minds are with you. Peace, Love and Liberty! Questions? Contact Amy Robison at robisona@ohio.edu

*Bloomington Indiana*
Protest to be held at noon. The location is the courthouse lawn located at walnut and kirkwood. This is the very center of town and can been seen from campus.

*Cincinnati*
SATURDAY 6th 12 NOON, with monks from local monasteries arriving at 1:00 PM. We will meet at Fountain Square Downtown, rain or shine. Everyone is asked to wear a red headband or simply red clothing in support of the monks.

*Chicago*
at 12 (Editor – not sure when… message and admin to clarify please)
We will be meeting at 401 N. Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL to hold a demonstration.

*Dallas, TX*
SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER – Candlelight Vigil for Burma – 7 PM – Southern Methodist University – At the flagpole on Bishop Blvd.- For more information contact me at cmbalani@gmail.com – http://ubc.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6303537546

*Denver, Colorado*
SATURDAY 6th October -19:00 At the front of Denver Capitol Hill, Broadway and E Colfex Ave

*Des Moines*
SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER – 1200pm – Iowa’s Des Moines resident Burmese will go on demonstrate to Burma military regime at William Penn University in Oskaloosa. William Penn University in Oskaloosa. Wear red

*Florida*
Florida — St Petersburg. 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Straub Park (downtown St Petersburg near The Pier), under the banyan trees just north of the art museum. Metta meditation and chanting at 1:00. Sponsored by Buddhist Peace Fellowship Tampa Bay. For more information visit http://www.bpf-tampabay.org, or call Rick at 813-850-8168.

*Hartfort, CT*
SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER Hartford Vigil for Burma .Host: Erica : 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Bushnell Park City/Town: Hartford, CT Contact Info Email: eflock@kpbooks.com

*Los Angeles*
SATURDAY, October 6, 2007. 4:00pm – 6:00pm. In front of Kodak Theater. Hollywood Highland. More details to follow –htetwtt@gmail.com (Htet Wonn Thaw Tar)
(714) 244 – 8712 (Leave me a message if I can’t answer and no private calls please)

*New York:*
SATURDAY 12-1pm Oct 6 in front of the UN building Over 500 protestors are expected at a rally in front of the Chinese Mission to the United Nations in New York at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, October 5. The Mission is located on E. 35th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

The protest is sponsored by the Coalition for Regime Change in Burma

*San Francisco:*
SATURDAY October 6th, 12noon at 12noon at Justin Herman Plaza in downtown San Francisco (near the Embarcadero).

*Sebastopol, CA*
SATURDAY 6th October – 12 Nonn – corner of Main St. and Hwy. 12 Please wear red/maroon

*St Petersburg, FL*
Oct. 6th. at 10a.m. we’re meeting in front of baywalk in downtown st. petersburg, FL to go on a march in solidarity with burma’s democracy activists. at 11a.m. we will go to straub park (on beach dr. near museum of fine arts, 3rd ave. NE) to meet up with the buddhist peace fellowship where they will be having information, brainstorming, meditation, and chanting, ending at 2pm. for more info contact jimmy @ boogabooga84@hotmail.com

*Tempe, Arizona*
1pm-3pm LOCATION:The Memorial Union, Ventana A (226A), Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85281 ****PLEASE RSVP at ttp://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1189/event/index.jsp?event_KEY=31477 SO I MAY SEND YOU OUR OFFICAL FLYER*****

*Tucson*
It will be something this weekend and central Tucson – maybe the UA, or Reid Park, or Himmel park. If you are interested in attending or helping organize please contact me (Golda) at 520-440-1420

*Washington, DC*

SATURDAY Oct. 6th (12:00-5:00) Start in front of the Burmese Embassy (2300 S Street NW), we then march to the Chinese Embassy, Indian Embassy and the White House. I imagine it will be the same on Sunday as well. see http://dcburmaprotest.org/ or email Leslie at lesliemariemiller@gmail.com or AUBurma@gmail.com http://auburma.blogspot.com/

Along with weekend protests, there is a group of activists that have been holding a vigil in front of the Burmese Embassy everyday 24/7.

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Soldiers hunt dissidents in Myanmar

From the AP:

YANGON, Myanmar – Soldiers announced that they were hunting pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar‘s largest city Wednesday and the top U.S. diplomat in the country said military police were pulling people out of their homes during the night.

Military vehicles patrolled the streets before dawn with loudspeakers blaring that: “We have photographs. We are going to make arrests!”

 

Shari Villarosa, the acting U.S. ambassador in Myanmar, said in a telephone interview that people in Yangon were terrified.

 

“From what we understand, military police … are traveling around the city in the middle of the night, going into homes and picking up people,” she said.

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Stand up with Burma monks!!!