Letters to the Editor

Help for Burma

The U.S. government tried to convince us that the Iraqi people supposedly wanted us to "liberate them" without any proof and without a clear replacement government. Most of them want us out!

In Burma, the clear majority of the Burmese people want freedom from an oppressive, brutal and murderous military dictatorship. This week 10,000 monks and more than 100,000 Burmese have been peacefully protesting on the streets of Rangoon risking their lives for freedom. And they are being killed by the hundreds.

The Burmese people have a very strong leader in Aung San Suu Kyi. She is beloved by the Burmese people, but she has been kept under house arrest for 18 years by the military junta. She is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and she won the full support of the Burmese people in a democratically held election.

Our government does virtually nothing to help them. They have asked the world to help them now. What are we waiting for? Until it's too late? We can put pressure on the influential neighboring countries, India and China. Please visit these Web sites to find out what you can do: www.uscampaignforburma.org and www.humanrightsactioncenter.org.

Giovanni Pivirotto