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International Collective Movements!
- Subject: International Collective Movements!
- From: kzy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 11:59:00
Now, Indonesia's government has killed peaceful demonstrators
again. These kinds of oppressions by the power thirsty governments will
go on unless we all try to stop. We have power which can become effective
when we know the power of the collective actions and unity.
There are Chinese democracy movements, Burmese democracy
movements, Tibet Liberation movements, Indonesia students' movement, and
many movements. In addition, there are supporters and activists from
democratic countries around the world who are helping the movements. All
know that we all are struggling for democracy, human rights, and freedom.
We all have many shared interests and shared goals.
I believe that if all movements get together and work together for
fighting against cruelties by the suppressive governments, it will be more
effective. For example, it will be very helpful for Indonesian students
and people if all movements from everywhere around the world give support
(not only by issuing statements) and helping their struggle such as
staging protests in front of Indonesian embassies around the world,
writing letters to relative governments to cut aid and put pressure on
Suharto government, it will save the students' lives and help the struggle
for change. If it changes, it will also benefit one way or another to
other movements too. If we continue exercise such collective actvities
for other activitie accordingly, all struggle will become more powerful
We all should try to establish international cooperation among
students and activists around the world and work together for all issues
collectively. I really want to see the collective actions between all and
it will really help all, I believe.
Kyaw Zay Ya
"If you give a man a fish, he will have a meal.
If you teach him to fish, he will have a living.
If you are thinking a year ahead, sow a seed.
If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree.
If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people.
By sowing a seed once, you will harvest once.
By planting a tree, you will harvest tenfold.
By educating the people, you will harvest one hundredfold." (ANONYMOUS
CHINESE POET, 420 B.C.)
("If it is not broken, don't fix it" leads to the worst situation.)