Saturday, October 6, 2007

Free Burma Vigil

Right, I was on my way to do some much needed retail therapy when I decided to stop by the Civic Square and join in the Free Burma Vigil. I wasn't going to go but it was on the way to Lambton Quay and I thought, why not, you may be a lil late but show your support anyway.

They had speakers from the Burmese community speak as well as political activists and it was good to see people uniting for a common cause to make a statement. We had a moment of silence for those in Burma and a man from the Burmese community said a prayer.

This vigil was one of the many events happening around the world today as part of the Global Day of action for a free Burma.

As I left the square at the end of the vigil I was handed a flier for another rally of some sort. One for Stand up against poverty on the 17th of October. Hopefully I'll be able to go to that one too.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for helping. FREE Burma!!!

    Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week. The only country that has any influence over Myanmar is China, and they can't and won't push too hard. There is too much Oil & Gas there that they need.

    The UN must do something, but they never use military force to fight.
    That is a huge problem.

    Illegal drug and ruby fortunes are a BIG part of this too.

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe wants
    complete narco states

    criminals in power
    loving the corrupt drug war

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    shoot peaceful protesters

    calling for democracy
    which you must never allow

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe thinks
    keep trying communism

    you can never KILL too much
    pursuing Utopia...