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>From: nk23@xxxxxxxxxxx (Nancy Kok)
>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
>International Flags.
> 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!
>If anyone wants any more information about the flag situation, please
>contact me at the above e-mail address.
>Shwe Htee (8.8.88)
Well done!  Why are we not surprised to see your name at the bottom?!  Hope
to see more postings like this in the near future too!

Don't forget to mark Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's birth - day every Tuesday.  She
needs as much protection as we can manage with kutho and myitta.

May you be well, peaceful, and happy without enemies, worries or troubles.

Ken and Visakha