Hi Linda and Friends Thought you might be interested in this (1) Sunday 30th Westminster Picnic 1pm and (2) Sunday 30th facebook organised March for People ofMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 28, 2007View SourceHi Linda and Friends
Thought you might be interested in this (1) Sunday 30th Westminster Picnic 1pm and (2) Sunday 30th facebook organised March for People of Burma 11.30am
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(1) Hi Everyone
Just to confirm the Sunday People in Common Picnic is back - 1pm this Sunday 30th September and every last Sunday in the month from thereon.
Suggested agenda for this Sunday: discussion of SOCPA, a People in Common statement about the Burma Protests, EDM 1763, why Gordon is a Moron, the future of the picnic and anything else that people want to raise on the day.
Picnic will be held next to the Abolition of Slavery Monument, which is the candy coloured folly situated in Victoria Tower Gardens. VT Gardens are located between Lambeth Bridge and the House of Lords.
For more location details, see multi map here http://www.multimap.com/maps/#t=l&map=51.49592,-0.1254|17|4&loc=GB:51.501:-0.1254:16|%20westminster|Westminster,%20station
Monument is not marked on map but you can't miss it once you find the park itself.
On map it's between Rodin's Burghers of Calais statue and the Lambeth Bridge roundabout.
Please come along in your finest Sunday regalia, and blank placards are very welcome. Regarding food and drink, please bring something nice to share. And a football would be nice..
Hope to see you there!
PS Alison is thinking to bring a football, so at last we can have that game of SOCPA.
PPS if it's pissing down, I for one will be in the pub. Any problems finding us call / text
PPPS see also newly updated www.peopleincommon.org
PS see also newly updated www.peopleincommon.org
burma action | 28.09.2007 13:23 | Londona facebook-organised 'march for freedom' is planned for sunday, starting from trafalgar square at 11.30
On 27 Sep 2007 20:53:39 -0000, landofshi <landofshi@...> wrote:
yo! just in case you coulddint get it last time, here is an update. and realise these people are REAL. they are our brothers and sisters. seperateness is nothing but an idea in our heads and suffering in any single being is felt intimately by all of us. our only choice is to close down in denial or expand to embrace it. and we are all responsible for upholding justice and peace. lets stop this madness. its time for all of us to radically change our ways. xx lin
The Burmese protests are widening, the international response is building--and the Burmese generals are panicking. Today, the Burmese junta banned gatherings of more than 5, and sent thousands of troops to take control of the streets -- but still the monks and protesters march. Desperate officers have beaten, tear-gassed and fired on their own people, reportedly shooting five monks in Rangoon.
The next 36 hours are crucial. Leaders have called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council-- but only a decisive initiative will prevent a massacre like the one from 1988. Already, 75,000 people from 192 countries have signed our emergency global petition. Please forward this email to others who haven't yet signed--they can click below to add their name, and we'll send an updated petition to the Chinese government and the UN Security Council members every day:
We're calling for UN powers--above all China, which holds the economic strings of the Burmese regime--to apply decisive pressure now to stop the violence, and to broker a peaceful transition. If they fail to do this, the massacres will be sudden.
The protesters have declared they will not back down. The Burmese have showed their courage. The scenes fill our television screens--now the world must act.
Paul, Ricken, Graziela, Ben, Galit and the whole Avaaz team