Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
“I've seen first-hand how dire the situation is for Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa. Women are being raped, orphaned children have no protection, and thousands of people are without even the most basic supplies. Every-day survival has become a harrowing task,” said Not On Our Watch board member Matt Damon. “As the situation in Zimbabwe remains unresolved, the international community must stop sitting on the sidelines and instead take action to help those who need it most. Not On Our Watch is proud to support UNICEF's work in this critical time.”
Not On Our Watch is proud to announce its support of 64forSuu.org, a new website calling for the release of Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi--as well as all of Burma’s political prisoners. Launching today, the website will become the global hub of the international campaign to release Aung San Suu Kyi.
64forSuu.org allows anyone to upload video, text, image, or twitter messages of support to Burma’s imprisoned pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. 64forSuu.org aims to demonstrate the scale of outrage over her continued detention by encouraging high-profile individuals and the public around the world to write a 64 word message, a “64,” that will be delivered on Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday on June 19th.
Follow the jump for a link to 64forSuu.org, and add your voice to the growing call for freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi and all of Burma's political prisoners.
"Burma authorities on Saturday briefly detained Win Tin, a veteran opposition leader and the country's former longest serving political prisoner, a friend said."
"French energy major Total will not leave Burma, its head told a French daily, after a US environmental group accused it of supporting the country's military junta with revenue from its gas operations."
"Lawyers of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met with her and her two co-defenders to discuss the looming court appeal, due for 18 September."
"Hours before the first EU visit to Zimbabwe in eight years, President Robert Mugabe accused the West on Friday of wanting to recolonize his impoverished African nation."
"Energy giants Total and Chevron are propping up Burma's junta with a gas project that has allowed the regime to stash nearly five billion dollars in Singaporean banks, a rights group said Thursday."