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- Subject: DBSO Newsletter (r)
- From: Absdf102@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 22:56:00
DEMOCRATIC BURMESE STUDENTS ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
Vol. 1 No. 5 August 28, 1995
Students take the opportunity of "Beyond Rangoon"
August 28, 1995
Members of Democratic Burmese Students Organization all over the US. are
staging a successful political campaign by taking the opportunity provided by
Rangoon" movie. Here is a summary of students activities throughout the
Members of DBSO (West Coast) helped organize the "Beyond Rangoon" preview
show ( sponsored by Burma Forum) at Sony Backstage Theater, Culver City on
15, 1995. Members of Amnesty International and Rain Forest Action were also
Pam from Rain Forest Action gave an opening note and expressed gratitude to
makers. Taw Myo Myint of DBSO also gave a speech to the audience both in
in Burmese. DBSO members also distributed free tickets to UNOCAL staff in
front of the
UNOCAL HQ. Movie previews were also played on August 16, 17 and 22nd at
Oaks, Santamonica and Torrance California. Three hundred and fifty signatures
collected for a petition, urging California senators to support Senator
bill which is to impose trade sanctions on Burma's military regime. "Beyond
movie campaign fliers were also distributed.
DBSO members in Rockford and Normal organized a demonstration in front of
the theater carrying placards and posters. Campaign fliers were also
distributed. Ko Min
Thaw of DBSO has arranged an interview with a local newspaper. Students are
to give a speech regarding current political situation in Burma and students'
role at a local
church on August 21.
In Fort Wayne, students volunteered to sell tickets at a movie theater
"Beyond Rangoon". A group of Burmese students organized a demonstration at
theater carrying placards and posters. Campaign fliers were also distributed.
person of the audience, a total of four ( remarking 8-8-88 ), were given
gifts such as
lacquer wares and Burmese movie tapes, by students.
In Austin, DBSO members distribute fliers at four movie theaters where
Rangoon" is playing. A local newspaper requested the opinion of DBSO on the
Myo Aung who is doing the movie campaign in Austin, has received many calls
interested viewers, inquiring about the current situation in Burma and
students' role in the
8-8-88 uprising. Another DBSO member, Ko Myat Moe is also campaigning
Dallas and Denton.
In Buffalo, Peter Win Naing has been distributing campaign fliers at
playing "Beyond Rangoon". He also received an interview with a local TV
regarding the 8-8-88 uprising and current political situation in Burma.
DBSO members in New York City have already distributed hundreds of fliers at
theaters playing "Beyond Rangoon".
Thousands of campaign fliers were distributed by DBSO members at several
theaters. Aye Min of DBSO had an interview with a local newspaper in
Virginia ( Richmond Times-Dispatch) regarding students' role in the 8-8-88
More campaign activities to be followed -----
Indiana Meeting-- A success
DBSO members met in Indiana on July 28 and discussed the future activities
DBSO. At the meeting students decided to call the 2nd DBSO (USA) conference
December 1995. Due to lack of enough members attendance, students decided to
meeting "Second annual DBSO (USA) Conference", as it has been planned. In
meeting better understanding among Burmese students living in various regions
has been built. The following decisions were made:
- Each region has the right to develop its own organization structure to meet
requirement; however, there must be at least one representative at each
- Following members are given responsibilities to collect funds for ABSDF
Aye Aye Soe Win Chit Kyi
PO Box 235 838-2, Ridgewood Dr
Normal, IL 61761 Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Ph- 309 452 5710 Ph- 219 484 4915
- (East Coast) Saw Maung Naing
PO Box 64
Rockville, MD 20848
-(West Coast) Ko Mu Tha
309 N Sierra Vista St
Monterey Park, CA 91755
818 573 1137
Students are urged to donate a minimum of $ 5.00 a month. All donations
sent directly to ABSDF. Please contact your nearest responsible persons.
- Ko Tun Myint ( Indiana University) is responsible for establishing a
net work for Burmese students.
- Ko Aye Min ( Virginia ) is given the responsibility to publish a monthly
Thanks from our brothers in ABSDF
Ma Aye Aye Soe Win has already sent ( ABSDF has received) $ 170.00 to
ABSDF. Thanks to all of our friends at the Indiana meeting. That is the way
to show our
solidarity with our brothers.
DBSO e-mail account set up
DBSO e-mail account has already been set up. The address is
dbsousa@xxxxxxxxxxx . Currently, only four people have access to this
account. It means
only those four ( Aye Min, Zaw Zaw (East Coast), Tun Myint (mid-west), Thein
(West Coast), have the pass word and can post news and statements on behalf
on the internet. We preliminarily agree the following facts:
- Any of those four individuals can post local activities and news.
- Any statements or opinions of DBSO(USA) must be discussed before the
posted on the internet.
Non-violence training workshop in Washington DC
August 6, 1995
A Non-violence training workshop organized by DBSO (East Coast) was held in
Washington DC at NCGUB office. Gene Sharp a renowned non-violence activist
author gave lecture and discussion regarding non-violence struggle. Students
attended the workshop said the training gave them opportunity to explore new
Monthly meeting in Washington DC
DBSO, CRDB, NCGUB and Chin Youth Organization met in Washington DC on
August 20, 1995. At the meeting, the current political situation in Burma was
Democratic Burmese Students Organization ( Japan )
Members of DBSO (Japan ) together with BYVA and 8-8-88 organization staged
a demonstration in front of the Burmese embassy in Tokyo on August 8 to
the 7th anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprising. DBSO and other democratic
organized a demonstration in Tokyo to protest Japan's decision to resume ODA
assistance to Burma.
All Burma Students Democratic Organization ( Australia ) Activities
On August 8, 1995, 21 members of ABSDO donated blood to mark the
anniversary of 8-8-88 uprising, in Melbourne, Australia. Also on August 8,
members staged a demonstration in Melbourne to commemorate the 8-8-88
Any information regarding ABSDO can be contacted at:
Nyan Lin Shwe (Chairman- ABSDO)
Ph-(03) 981 2835
Myo Aye ( Central Committee Member)
616 2511 457
e-mail - u941659@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
All Burma Student League
A collection of revolutionary songs by Burmese democratic activists in India
be ordered at All Burma Students League ( ABSL ). A lyric book with English
is included. All 14 Burmese songs depicts the struggle for democracy in
can be sent to Poe Zi Wa, PO Box 91, Rockville, MD 20851. ABSL thanks you for
support for democracy in Burma.
Democratic Burmese Organization ( Vancouver- Canada )
Burmese students and patriotic Burmese in Vancouver, Canada founded
Democratic Burmese Organization in July 1995. DBO pledged to continue the
restore democracy to Burma, and actively cooperate with other democratic
also organized a demonstration in front of the theater playing "Beyond
distributed campaign fliers. Any information regarding BDO can be inquired
Ko Aye Kyaw
545 East 50th St
Vancouver, BC V5X 1A9
Ph- 604 322 7787 ( e-mail- 102466.3061@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx )
DBSO (East Coast) annual meeting
September 3, 1995
DBSO (East Coast) annual meeting will be held in Rockville, Maryland on
September 3, 1995. All members are strongly urged to attend the meeting. The
agenda (and more) will be discussed:
- elect new representatives
- discuss a new organizational structure
-evaluate "Beyond Rangoon" movie campaign.
Thanks to U Htin Latt and Aunty Florrie
DBSO thanks U Htin Latt and Daw Florrie for their donation of $500.00 and
copies of fliers to the "Beyond Rangoon" movie campaign. The money will be
among students to share part of their cost for campaign activities.