Monday, October 15, 2007

Peace Walk -

Peace Walk for Burma
Support Peace and Reconciliation in Burma

Grafton, NY to the United Nations in New York City
October 13-24, 2007

We are walking in solidarity with the monks and people of Burma who risk their lives every day for freedom and democracy.

Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo

Saturday Oct. 13 Grafton Peace Pagoda àTroy
Sunday Oct.14 TroyàAlbany
Monday Oct. 15 AlbanyàCastleton
Tuesday Oct. 16 CastletonàCatskill
Wednesday Oct.17 CatskillàWoodstock
Thursday Oct. 18 WoodstockàHighland
Friday Oct. 19 HighlandàNewburgh
Saturday Oct. 20 NewburghàTomskin Cove
Sunday Oct. 21 Tomskin CoveàNyack
Monday Oct. 22 NyackàFort Lee, NJ
Tuesday Oct. 23 Fort Lee, NJàNYC Burmese Embassy
Wednesday Oct. 24 Burmese Embassy-UN Peace Vigil

We will walk a total of 215 miles, beginning each day at 8 AM and typically walking 15-18 miles per day. Feel free to join the walk at any point for any length of time.
Please respect that the walk will be free of drugs, alcohol and weapons. If you plan to join us for more than a day, please bring a sleeping bag.

For more information:
*Heidi Ricks (518)-885-1806/
*Grafton Peace Pagoda: Jun (518)-658-9301
*Cell phone for Peace Walk (518) 605-8506

Initiated by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order/Grafton Peace Pagoda and
The Capital District Burmese Community

1 comment:

Bourgeois Nievete said...

I hear everyone waiting to hear Al Gore's next move now that he is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. I can tell you what he should do right now, while the media iron is hot, asap~~first thing in the morning:

Dear Albert Gore,
while Jimmy Carter was the first President I voted for, you both remain my big heroes in your work around the world.
Congratulations on being awarded such a high honor!

Can you now, as your next order of business, call President Carter and the other Nobel laureates to gather together in Burma and demand en mass to meet with fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi?
You must be prepared to remain in Burma until she is released from house arrest, the monks are released from prison, the people are free to assemble and Democracy is restored.

This is a situation which surely requires direct and timely action from the Nobel Peace Prize community. We must be able to respond faster than this or we will forever be on the defensive against such oppression.

You guys have the world watching and need to strike now.
I know that you must have each others telephone numbers.

Aside from her years under house arrest and in prison, as a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is under intense pressure by the brutal junta to meet with them under their conditions, and therefore legitimize their massacre of the people and monks. The junta continues to spin and deny this heinous assault on human rights with rallies and expensive PR.

What is the point of having the Peace Prize if y'all can't come to the aid of a fellow laureate who is imprisoned for being democratically elected?

If this illegal junta can get away with this then why can't any other regime imprison any one of you any time and place they want for however long they want, as evidenced with Aung San Suu Kyi?
If you don't believe me then go and ask them. Demand a meeting with your fellow Nobel Laureate. Now.

Please gather together all of you Nobel Laureates and go to Burma and visit Aung San Suu Kyi,
demand justice for the people there, before we have to demand justice for all of you over here.

I don't mean to sound flippant but if you guy's can't stand up to this now, then we are all lost...Foxtrot Uniform Bravo Alpha Romeo!

Thank you again for your hard work,
om mani padme hum
écrasez l'infâme
from the back hand path!