Support for the silenced and brutalized people of Myanmar
CNN is reporting that Myanmar’s military junta is cutting off its people’s communication with the outside world in order to suppress reports of government brutality:
The Internet connection in Myanmar was cut Friday, limiting the free flow of information the nation’s citizens were sharing with the world depicting the violent crackdown on monks and other peaceful demonstrators.
Myanmar-based blogs went dark suddenly. But London-based blogger Ko Htike — who has been one of the most prominent bloggers posting information about the violence — has vowed to keep up the fight, saying where “there is a will, there is a way.”
“I sadly announce that the Burmese military junta has cut off the Internet connection throughout the country,” he said on his blog Friday. “I, therefore, would not be able to feed in pictures of the brutality by the brutal Burmese military junta.”
You can do several things to stand with the Burmese people who are currently under attack by the government that has oppressed them for decades.
Sign the petition holding the UN Security Council and the government of China accountable for the bloodshed.
Tell your friends, family, networks and constituencies to get involved.