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HOOSIER NOTES (r)
ON JAN. 16, 1996 the Indiana Campaign for a Free Burma met on the Indiana
University campus. An enthusiastic group gave input for the new year.
The following was discussed in detail:
*Indiana University Alumni trip to Burma.
The group decided to hold a formal protest on January 29
during the lunch hour from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m in front of
the main entrance to the university. On Jan. 15, Dr. King
Memorial Day, IU Campaign for Free Burma distributed pamphlets
entitled "IU Alumni, Where Is Your Conscience?" modeled after
UCLA's flyer which has a picture of children who are forced to
work at the construction of "Shangri-La Hotel" in Rangoon for
"Visit Myanmar Year 1996"
*Sanctions Bill in Bloomington, IN city council
The college Democrats and college Republicans have
already been contacted. The Democrats have said they
will support the bill, while the Republicans said they
would not stop it but at the same time would not endorse
the bill. The Republicans have said that there will be
no problem passing the bill once it is introduced. Now
we are underway to find sponsor at city council.
Our bake sales just did not bring in the cash that we
need to cover all of our copying fees. The group has
decided to organize a benefit concert to raise more
funds. The concert will be sometime in February
depending on the availability of a location.
Several other items were also brought to the groups attention by the
organizer, Tun Myint. International relations with Burma, the current
situation in Burma, and International Campaign for a Free Burma are to
name a few in the meeting's agenda. Campaign for a Free Burma in
Bloomington, Indiana welcomes the endorsement of Amnesty International (USA)
to launch Free Burma Campaign from Jan. 15 to June, 1996.