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At 04:09 AM 1/1/96, you wrote:
>From: Caroline Lurie <caroline@xxxxxxxxxx>
>                Statement on the 48th Anniversary of Independence Day
>January 4, 1995 is the 48th anniversary auspicious occasion of the 
>Independence Day in Burma which marks the Burmese liberation from the 
>Over a hundred year under the British colony, Burmese people have 
>sacrificed countless lives, sweat and blood for the independence of their 
>mother-land. Apparently, three generations of Burmese people had to fight 
>for the inspiration of independence.
>As a result of their striving for liberation, Burma became an independent 
>nation and awarded  its own sovereignty. Unfortunately, the civil war was 
>taken place along together with the independence in Burma. As well as 
>national union among the nationalities in Burma was broken as a result of 
>civil war inBurma.
>Civil war after the newly-born independence paved the way for some 
>opportunities to the military dictatorship in Burma. The intensification 
>of civil war was the reason for the military to extend their military 
>might and later this become the firm foundation for consolidation of 
>military dictatorship in Burma. That is the system that have been still 
>suppressing its own people as the slaves.
>It is a true fact that Burma has liberated from the foreign colonization 
>but unfortunately, it is still under the suppression of the misrule by 
>its same people. Because of the Slorc's dictatorial oppression against 
>its own people, there are lack of democracy and human rights.The struggle 
>to achieve these principles has become the national cause. Burmese people 
>understand well that without the abolishment of military dictatorship, it 
>would be impossible to achieve these principles.
>Struggle against the military dictatorship in Burma is the historic 
>responsibility for all citizens of Burma. It can also be recognized as 
>the second struggle for national liberation. 
>It is a grieved circumstances for a country like Burma which is 
>sovereignty nation with high rich natural resources has been designated 
>as the one of the least developed country in the world for the misrule by 
>its military dictatorship. All the social, economic and political 
>situation as well as the dignity of the Burmese people are deteriorating.
>The ruling military regime, Slorc is playing a political game with 
>"cease-fire policy" aiming to disarm the ethnic groups and suppressing 
>the opposition forces strategically in order to consolidate their 
>military rule. Genuine internal peace cannot attained by merely doing 
>cease-fire agreement. It can be reached until and unless the political 
>dilemmas are solved with sincerity and openness. At the same time, the 
>will of Burmese people to establish the civilian government will be still 
>far away as long as the military domination theory is alive. The Slorc is 
>ignoring the result of 1990 election and is forcibly organising the 
>so-called "National Convention" to consolidate their military power in 
>the future politics. "National Convention" merely organized by Slorc is 
>lack of genuine goodwill and lack of nobility. In addition, it dose not 
>symbolize as the national representation. We, the ABSDF strongly believes 
>that "National Convention" could not achieve to emerge the genuine 
>national unity and solidarity in Burma.
>Genuine national solidarity can be dignified when democracy and human 
>rights are prevail and the full ethnic rights are honoured.
>The ABSDF will forge ahead to oppose the on-going sham "National 
>Convention". This is a crucial time for the people of Burma to oppose the 
>sham "National Convention" which is aiming for Slorc's power consolidation.
>People of Burma must understand their plight as the military slavery 
>under the Slorc regime though Burma has gained independence from the 
>We, the ABSDF strongly urges the people of Burma, with consistent unity 
>in the struggle for democracy in Burma, to fight against the military 
>dictatorship in order to achieve the genuine liberation and independence.
>Central Committee
>ABSDF (Dawn Gwin)
>January 1 , 1996.