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SLORC FLAG DOWN!
- Subject: SLORC FLAG DOWN!
- From: nk23@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 01 Dec 1995 18:11:00
On November 24, 1995, the SLORC (formerly the Burmese Socialist Programme
Party) flag finally fell at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) in
the United States. This occurred after a successful campaign at TC3 to
throw out the flag that was hanging in the main atrium's collection of
I started this campaign in the middle of October. I met with students,
faculty and the President of the University to discuss how the flag
represented the cruel and inhuman military regime in Burma. The flag that
was in place represented the Burmese Socialist Programme Party.
After the military junta seized power in 1958, they adopted the name
Revolution Council in 1962. They changed the name again to the Burmese
Socialist Programme Party in 1974. At this time, they also rewrote the
Constitution and created a new flag. This was the flag that was grossly
displayed at TC3.
I wrote a letter of protest to the President of the University and started
an aggressive letter writing campaign. Finally, after one month, they
removed the awful flag.
We cannot let this flag be displayed anywhere! If you see the flag
displayed anywhere, YOU MUST PROTEST IT! ! This flag does not represent
the Burmese people. It symbolizes the inhumane and oppressive system of
the Burmese military assholes.
Now that the SLORC is holding the National Convention, it is apparent that
they are not interested in relinquishing any of their power to the people
of Burma. We must stand in strong opposition to the National Convention by
supporting the boycott by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD party. We must
urge foreign countries to continue their international embargo on Burma.
This is the just the beginning of the fight!
BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! SLORC NATIONAL CONVENTION!
BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! PEPSI-COLA COMPANY!
BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! TEXACO!
BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! INVESTMENT IN BURMA!
If anyone wants any more information about the flag situation, please
contact me at the above e-mail address.
Shwe Htee (8.8.88)