Help our friends in Burma

Dear friends,

Clicking below will add your name to this petition to Chinese Premier Hu Jintao and the UN Security Council:
“We stand alongside the citizens of Burma in their peaceful protests. We urge you to oppose a violent crackdown on the demonstrators, and to support genuine reconciliation and democracy in Burma. We pledge to hold you accountable for any further bloodshed.”

Find this link to sign:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_burma/i.php/?cl=20812395&signup=1

The Burmese protests are widening, the international response is building–and the Burmese generals are panicking. Today the Burmese junta banned gatherings of more than 5, and sent thousands of troops to take control of the street — but still the monks and protesters march. Desperate officers have beaten, tear-gassed and fired on their own people, reportedly shooting five monks in Rangoon.

The next 36 hours are crucial. Leaders have called an emergency session of the UN Security Council–but only a decisive initiative will prevent a massacre like the one from 1988. Already 85,000 people from 192 countries have signed our emergency global petition.Please click the link below to sign (a single click will add your name), then send this email to others so they can too–we’ll send the updated petition to the Chinese government and the UN Security Council members every day:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_burma/i.php/?cl=20812395&signup=1

We’re calling for UN powers–above all China, which holds the economic strings of the Burmese regime–to apply decisive pressure now to stop the violence, and to broker a peaceful transition. If they fail to do this, the massacres will be sudden.

The protesters have declared they will not back down. The Burmese have showed their courage. The scenes fill our television screens–now the world must act.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_burma/i.php/?cl=20812395&signup=1

In hope,

Paul, Ricken, Graziela, Ben, Galit and the whole Avaaz team
Avaaz.org is staffed by a global team of campaigners operating on 3 continents.

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