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23 October 2007

let's not forget Burma

The troubles in Burma still continue. It was not just a blip on the radar screen.

This is a video of an interview with Thich Nhat Hanh speaking about Burma and engaged Buddhism.



In the meantime, we can all send our dirty underwear to Burmese embassies.

"Activists exasperated at the failure of diplomacy to apply pressure on Burma's military regime are resorting to a new means of protest against the regime's recent crackdown: sending female underwear to Burmese embassies.

Embassies in the UK, Thailand, Australia and Singapore have all been targeted by the "Panties for Peace" campaign, co-ordinated by an activist group based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

"Not only are they brutal, but they are also very superstitious. They believe that touching a woman's pants or sarong will make them lose their strength," Ms Pollack told Guardian Unlimited.

...The junta is famous for its abuse of women: it is well documented that they use rape as a weapon of war against ethnic minorities. This is a way for women around the world to express their outrage."


Sounds like a good way to get rid of those chakra panties that I've seen in yoga magazine ads.

1 comment:

gartenfische said...

Thank you for this, Linda. Burma is still in my prayers. One thing I find lamentable is how our attention span is so short that important events just drop off our radar screens. Especially if the media stops reporting. As long as they keep it in the news, we remember, but the media is fickle---they don't care about people in Burma or elsewhere. So it was news for a couple of weeks and then they dropped it.

May loving kindness prevail, in Burma, and everywhere.