Thursday, May 15, 2008

1 Million Strong For Burma

I'm taking a break from Blizzard and WoW news to bring some attention to a website which started up a 30 day campaign earlier this month. The US Campaign for Burma is a group devoted to spread the word about what is happening to the people of Burma, bring Democracy to the country, and to bring human rights to the Burmese.

For those who do not know, for over 20 years, the people of Burma have been ruled over by a government with an iron fist. These people want democracy but are beaten, tortured, and killed by their government's military anytime they express themselves.

Each day, a 90 second commercial supporting Burma is presented on the website (usually by a celebrity or someone in relation to Burma). Day 6 is my favorite. Eddie Izzard takes a step back from his comedy and speaks powerfully about what is happening to the children and worshipers in Burma. Ellen Page (The Tracey Fragments, Juno) is also supposed to be presenting a short as well in the coming days.

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