Thursday, September 24, 2009

Burmese Freedom Protest March & Press Conference

Sorry, I meant to post about this before, Obviously the film screening was last night and the press conference is over. The Mattress Factory people just loaded some great photos on Flickr of the march to protest and raise awareness about the criminal regime that controls Burma.

This protest which will I think also go downtown can't be something The G20 leaders want to see. It's very hard to believe that either the regime in North Korea or the one in Burma would exist in their current form without the tacit support of China. Yes, Burma also has oil, which has drawn amoral and IMHO, very unwise investors. Any deal signed with criminals like this is hardly worth anything.

There will be a film screening of Burma VJ at the Mattress Factory on Wednesday September 23rd at 7:00 PM, followed by a reception and Q&A with a monk from the Saffron Revolution. The next day, Thursday September 24Th, at 9:00 AM a press conference will be held at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh with writer-in-residence Khet Mar and Burmese monks. This is a unique chance to meet Burmese monks from the frontline of a revolution, and to learn more about City of Asylum/Pittsburg’s newest writer-in-residence, Khet Mar. I hope to see you at one of these special events!

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