Cause for Drinks is TONIGHT Wednesday, October 24th in six, yes six cities now for Burma. For those of you that do not know what’s going on there, Burma’s 50 million people have suffered at the hands of repressive and often brutal military dictatorship. Religious persecution, ethnic cleansing, forced relocations, summary executions, arbitrary arrests, the use of civilians as human mine sweepers, slave labor and gang-rapes have been documented in reports. As a result of these abuses, more than 800,000 refugees have been driven out of Burma into neighboring Thailand, Bangladesh and India. The recent wide-spread protests by monks and civilians, and ensuing violent crackdown, has opened a new window of opportunity to end impunity for the ongoing crimes against humanity being perpetrated by the SPDC. This is our chance to help. This month proceeds will go to the Burma Lawyer’s Council:
By vigorously opposing all unjust and oppressive laws, and by helping restore the principle of the Rule of Law, the Burma Lawyers’ Council aims to contribute to the transformation of Burma where all the citizens enjoy the equal protection of law under the democratic federal constitution which will guarantee fundamentals of human rights.
October 24, 2007
196 Second Avenue
West 6th Street
1001 Haxall Point
WASHINGTON DC :
2007 14th Street NW
We drink because the people of Burma are under siege by their military government. $2 from every drink will assist grassroots efforts to restore basic human rights, democratic rights, and the rule of law in Burma. Who said that drinking only produces a hangover?