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SLORC FLAG DOWN! (r)
Dear 'sir' Shwe Htee,
Bravo and congratulations!!
We really appreciate your actions, thank you!
We all should follow your example.
Down with the Slorc flag, worldwide !
Nwe Aung / Germany / Dec. 03, 1995
On 2 Dec 1995 brelief@xxxxxxx wrote:
> From: brelief@xxxxxxx (Ken and Visakha Kawasaki)
> >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!
> >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)
> 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