PROJECTS AND CAMPAIGNS
Write your Member of Parliament, inform him or her of your concerns about Burma and call for greater government action to support the democracy struggle.
Lobby your university, municipal and provincial governments to adopt selective purchasing resolutions or bylaws to avoid procuring goods and services from companies active in Burma. Over 16 cities and one state in the U.S. have passed such ordinances, and companies have withdrawn from Burma as a result. (specific companies?)
Think twice about visiting Burma. Your tourist dollars help the generals to
buy more weapons. Tourist infrastructure has been largely built by forced labour
and many villages have been forcibly relocated to make room for hotels and other
tourist infrastructure. Great suffering on the part of the Burmese people has
resulted from campaign to get foreigners to buy into their vision of Burma.
But the people aren't free to tell you how it really is for them in their country
for fear of harassment and imprisonment. Heed the appeals of the democracy movement
and wait to visit Burma until Burma has achieved democracy and the people themselves
can enjoy their own country.