Thursday, October 04, 2007

The 'Dirty List' and where to protest Saturday October 6th







Today is the International Bloggers' day for Burma and enough will be written about the history, the analysis, current and past victims. What I wanted to do was to encourage you to look into a letter writing campaign (often easily done via email) to companies of your choosing who do business with the brutal military regime.

The Burma Campaign composed such a list and called it the 'dirty list' for obvious reasons. Even if you write one or two letters, or emails, anything is good. The whole blogosphere is focussed on Burma and hopefully other media outlets continue to report and expose on the current situation. That is, unless Fox or CNN consider the breaking news of Britney Spears latest life sage more important!

Excerpt:

In response to calls from Burma’s democracy movement, the Burma Campaign UK and other campaign groups around the world have been pressuring companies to sever business ties with Burma.

Please contact one or more of the companies on the Dirty List and ask them to cut their ties with Burma’s military government. If appropriate, tell them you will not purchase their products as long as they continue to support the regime in Burma.

Letters written in your own words are most effective. If you don’t have much time, don’t worry - just one or two paragraphs will do. Please be polite!

We would be grateful if you could send us a copy of any responses you receive.


The Dirty List without company contact details

The Clean List

The Dirty List Briefing

'Dirty List' Press Releases


This saturday, October 6th, protests will be held the world over. Check your local news for a possible march or candle light vigil. For those who want to find out about possible activities in the US, check US Campaign for Burma

Free Burma! Peace...

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mash said...

Ingrid, thanks for the list. I've posted it on DKos. I think a divestment effort similar to what we did against South Africa in the 1980's may have impact.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Excellent Ingrid!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

There's hope coming out of Myanmar ... thin, but hope. Let's keep pulling for them ... and making noise.

10:56 AM  

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