No Time for Dreams: Living in Burma under Military Rule
No Time for Dreams: Living in Burma under Military Rule By Carolyn Wakeman and San San Tin, Introduction by Emma Larkin has "SPECIAL ONLINE PRE-PUBLICATION DISCOUNT at $29.96 (25% Off).
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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 Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
To: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
From: The Burmese American Women’s Alliance (BAWA)
Dear House Speaker Pelosi:
ISN’T IT TIME…that the world demands and obtains the release of the globe’s most celebrated and long-suffering captive Daw Aung San Suu Kyi now on trial on trumped-up charges that have no validity and might result in even more years of pain, suffering and isolation?
ISN’T IT TIME…that over 2000 political prisoners, many of whom are non-violent Buddhist monks, are released to return to their homes and families? The only crime these poor innocent souls have committed is to exercise their right to protest and to press for a better life under a democratic regime.
ISN’T IT TIME…to end the most brutal regime under the sun, a military regime that destroys mosques and temples, that restricts all types of democratic communications and institutions, that guns down innocent and protesting Buddhist monks, that allocates 50 percent of their funds for the military and only 5 percent for education and health; and that pockets all the country’s wealth and darkens its future and promise?
ISN’T IT TIME…to stop the growing production and trade of illegal drugs flooding markets in Thailand and many Asian countries from Burma bringing with it transnational organized crime and havoc?
NANCY PELOSI…we beg you, as the Congress’s most influential and senior woman, to join in our crusade to insist on dramatic and positive change in Burma. This includes:
IT’S TIME…NANCY PELOSI…to take the lead in the Congress to help bring about positive change for a beleaguered country in need. 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 leader in the Congress, to take steps to make their lives more hopeful, more democratic and sweeter.
The creation of a new Burmese strategy.
Secretary of State Clinton has acknowledged that the sanctions and engagement with the illegal government of Burma
over many years have failed.
It is time to come up with new policies that will influence the military junta in Burma
to relax its iron-fist regime and bring democracy back to the country.
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 all political prisoners, including innocent and peaceful Buddhist monks who exercised their democratic right to protest.
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