The Lady Speaks

Together We Stand – for Freedom


Today is International Blogger Day for Burma. Thousands of bloggers from around the world are joining together to support the Burmese people and to stand for freedom.

Join the fight. Click the picture and sign the petition. Add your blog to the thousands already signed up, or add your voice to the millions calling for freedom for the Burmese people.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s Nobel laureate:

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.


October 4, 2007 - Posted by | Free Burma, Government, Human Rights |


  1. Thanks for this important post. I clicked and I signed. This is a tragedy unfolding in front of our eyes – well, except they cut off most press and internet access. My heart goes out to all the people who must feel so scared and alone. And to the courageous monks who are standing up for freedom in the only way they know how. I pray for this to end as soon as possible and as well as possible.

    Comment by Ronnie Ann | October 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. to offer a substitute..i would offer for readers to catch up on all our global and local news. Its not a blog..but its very informative.

    Comment by proudprogressive | October 11, 2007 | Reply

  3. oh by the way u may want to de roll america blog the owner is a traitor to our movement…a word to the wise and i know you are wise.PA..get rid of him..he is willing to sell out the huge portion of my community..He does not speak for LGBT any longer..nor does that dinaosaur..they are the worst of our culture..entitled priviledged by being born white and male.. just my two cents but after what i have follwed for the last week and read..i feel my statement is well founded and has a very good basis. I am saving you can trust me. Its ok to put this under this post..i have several on Burma.. and my views come from understanding the dynamics of oppression and liberation i ain’t the sharpest knife in the draw ..but my heart has almost 20/20 vision.

    Comment by proudprogressive | October 11, 2007 | Reply

  4. Ronnie Ann: The worst is that since access was cut, the networks, etc are allowing themselves to ignore it. Typical American behavior. “If I can’t see it, it’s not happening.”

    PP: Thanks! I’ll add it to the roll.

    I’d heard this about AB at a couple other places, but didn’t really know how accurate it was – or whether or not it was some personal feud with AB. I’d considered deleting it from the roll simply because I never go there, but kept it because — well, because everyone else links to it. (Yeah, that’s me, following the herd.)

    As to the dinosaur – funny occasionally, not so the rest of the time. I actually like his writing better when he’s being deadly serious.

    Comment by PA_Lady | October 12, 2007 | Reply

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