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.