No Time for Dreams: Living in Burma under Military Rule
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Compelling images of cinnamon-robed monks confronting the guns and clubs of Burma's military junta outraged the world in September 2007 and San San Tin Inspired by the legacy of her father Ba Tin's struggle against British colonialism beginning in the 1930s, infuses her journey from school girl to journalist and, briefly, to businesswoman with an unbroken spirit of resistance.
Offering a compassionate insider's view of politics, culture, religion, and family during nearly half a century of unrelenting dictatorship, this riveting personal story traces an arc of decline to reveal the bitter fate of a once-prosperous and cosmopolitan society.
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Letter To President Barak Obama
To: President Barak Obama
From: The Burmese American Women’s Alliance (BAWA)
Date: May 27, 2009
Dear President Obama:
Burma desperately needs your help.
We applaud your decision to renew U.S. sanctions on Burma barring new U.S. investment in the country especially in the light of the trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on trumped up charges that have no validity and might result in even more years of pain, suffering and isolation of the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
We know you have a full plate of concerns and difficulties to work on as President but we sincerely beg you to seize this moment in time to put the spotlight on the human tragedy taking place in Burma and take steps to turn it around. As the free world’s most influential leader we know your voice and actions will make a huge difference in bringing about dramatic and positive change in Burma and we ask you to work with Secretary of State Clinton to bring some relief to the poor people of Burma. Here are some actions that will make a difference:
President Obama, we repeat: Burma desperately needs your help. We know that your passionate desire to see human rights restored in a regime as brutal as the one in Burma will move you to take considerate and comprehensive actions on behalf of the people of Burma. As Burmese-Americans our hearts break every day as we hear the personal stories of pain and grief from families and friends. We ask you, as the leader of the free world, to take steps to make their lives more hopeful, more democratic and better.
The creation of a new Burmese strategy. While the sanctions have deprived the military regime of millions of dollars, they have not resulted in positive change for the 50 million people in this beleaguered country. It is time to come up with new policies that will force the military junta to relax its iron-fist regime and bring democracy back to the country.
The demand of the immediate release of the rightful ruler of Burma
, Aung San Suu Kyi, before she is subjected to more years of imprisonment and isolation on charges that have no merit.
The immediate release of the 2000 political prisoners held in Burmese jails, many of whom are non-violent Buddhist monks who exercised their democratic right to protest.
Insistence on a global arms embargo for Burma
at the UN Security Council and an investigation into crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by Burma
’s inhumane regime.
A strategy to stop the Burmese export of methamphetamines and other drugs to Asian countries.
(Name of head of BAWA)
Burmese-American Women’s Alliance
San Francisco-Bay Area