Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Don't give up

by ..::Angel of your darkness::..

In this world that surrounds us
We sometimes brake down and fall
Those who stand above us
Can make us seem so small

We tremble under the weight
Of the problems that hold us down
And when we start to collapse
There seems to be no one around

We try to fight in this world
That always seems to fight back
Sometimes we’re not strong enough though
There are too many things we lack

We’ll hide away in corners
Put upon ourselves pain
But there’s no escape from this life
We all must suffer the same

But although we may struggle
And yes we all do fall
I’ll stand by your side
I’ll stay with you through it all

And if you start to tremble
Or even brake down
I’m your shoulder to cry on
I’ll always be around

We all have our faults
Are up and are downs
We cant always smile all the time
Everyone has to frown

No, no ones perfect
And no one is the same
We’re in this world together
We all play the same game

If we stick together
No matter whats to come
With a little faith and hope
Anything can be done

We all get those bad times
Each and every one of us
But I promise it will get better
Just don’t you give up

But when you feel like you want too
Please just remember this
You can die at any time
But it takes a strong person to live

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Is it Happy new year 2009 for Burma?

Is it happy new year 2009 for Burma?

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Monday, October 27, 2008


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Sunday, October 26, 2008


"က်ေနာ္ အနီးစပ္ဆံုးျမင္တဲ့ ေျဖရွင္းနည္း ကေတာ့ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ားကို လႊတ္ေပးပါ၊ အဲဒီလိုလႊတ္ေပး တဲ့အခါမွာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအေျခ အေနေတြ ေပ်ာ့ေပ်ာင္းသြား ၿပီးေတာ့ ဆက္ဆံေရးေတြ ယံုၾကည္မႈေတြ တေယာက္နဲ႔ တေယာက္ ပိုတိုးလာမယ္၊ အဲဒီ အေျခခံေပၚမွာ တည္ၿပီး ေတာ့ ေတြ႔ဆံုေဆြးေႏြးပြဲေတြ က်င္းပပါ၊ အဲဒီက်င္းပတဲ့ ေနရာမွာလည္း ၂ ပြင့္ ဆိုင္ျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ ၃ ပြင့္ ဆိုင္ျဖစ္ျဖစ္ ဒါေတြက်ေနာ္တို႔ လုပ္သြားၾကရမွာပဲ။ ေဆြးေႏြး တဲ့ေနရာမွာ အျခားျခားေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးျပႆနာမ်ားနဲ႔အတူ ေရွ႕ဆက္လုပ္မယ့္ ခုနသူတို႔ ေျပာတဲ့ ဒီ Constitution ကိစၥတို႔၊ အဲဒီကေန ေပါက္ဖြား လာမယ့္ ပါတီမွတ္ပံုတင္တို႔၊ အဲဒီကေပါက္ဖြားလာမယ့္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ဥပေဒတို႔၊ အဲဒီကေပါက္ဖြားလာမယ့္ လႊတ္ေတာ္တို႔ ဒါေတြ ဆက္ ေဆြးေႏြးသြား႐ံုပဲခင္ဗ်။"

U Win Tin interview with BBC(3-10-08)

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

AFT award to The 88 Generation Students' Group


For Immediate Release, October 22, 2008

Influential United States Teachers' Union Gives Major Award to Burma's Student Activists

Contact: Jeremy Woodrum at (202) 234 8022

(Washington, DC) The American Federation of Teachers, the largest organization representing teachers and educational workers in the United States (with more than 1.4 million members) has awarded its "2008 President's International Democracy Award" to a leading Burma's pro-democracy group, the "88 Generation Students". The 88 Generation Students group is led by prominent Burmese democracy leader Min Ko Naing, who is locked up as a political prisoner in the Southeast Asian country of Burma. (The award certificate is attached.)

The AFT announced the award at its national convention, held on July 12, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. At the event, Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Obama was a keynote speaker.

Since Min Ko Naing and the other leaders of the 88 Generation Students are locked up as political prisoners in Burma, AFT has sent the award to the U.S. Campaign for Burma to keep until it can be delivered to the 88 Generation Students. USCB will proudly maintain the award.

"We are honored to keep this award on behalf of the 88 Generation Students", says Aung Din, executive director of the USCB and close friend of the '88 student leaders since Burma's 1988 popular democracy uprising. "This award recognizes the enormous courage and sacrifice of Burma's students in the struggle for democracy and human rights," he added.

The 88 Generation Students group is comprised of Burma's most prominent human rights activists after Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. After Burma's military regime drastically raised the price of fuel in August 2007, the 88 Generation Students organized a non-violent protest walk in which they were joined by hundreds of everyday Burmese people. The 88 students were immediately arrested and have been held ever since. Anger at the arrests and the Burmese regime's treatment of Buddhist monks spiraled into last September's "Saffron Revolution" that saw hundreds of thousands of Buddhist monks marching peacefully for change.

In late August, in a blunt rejection of the United Nations Security Council and just days after two UN envoys traveled to Burma seeking democratic change and improvements in human rights, the country's military regime hauled dozens of the 88 Generation Students from prison cells into court in order to begin "sham" trials that will likely result in their long-term incarceration.

The most prominent of the 88 Generation Students, Min Ko Naing, has won numerous international awards for his peaceful, nonviolent calls for change in Burma including the Civil Courage Prize from the Northcote Parkinson Fund in the United States, the Homo Homini Award from People in Need Foundation in the Czech Republic, the John Humphrey Freedom Award from the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development in Canada, and the Student Peace Prize, widely considered the "junior" Nobel Peace Prize, in Norway.

Burma's military regime is among the worlds most brutal. Besides locking up Aung San Suu Kyi and over 2,100 political prisoners, the regime has recruited more child soldiers than any other country in the world and destroyed 3,200 ethnic minority villages, forcing millions of villagers to flee their homes as refugees or internally displaced.

Today, the Thailand-Burma Border Consortium, a coalition of non-governmental organizations administering refugee camps and assisting displaced persons along the Thailand-Burma border, reported that over 1/2 million people have fled from their homes and are living as internal refugees in eastern Burma. At least one million persons have fled their homes as refugees -- both outside of Burma and inside the country's borders. Also today, the Australian government expanded its travel and financial sanctions on Burma's military regime, banning dozens of cronies of the military regime from traveling to and doing business with Australian firms.##