Saturday, January 05, 2013

An Invitation to Support Aung San Suu Kyi and Democracy's New Voices of Freedom

In 1995, American Journalist Alan Clements spent six months in clandestine conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi recording her story. Their transcribed conversations form the book "The Voice of Hope".
After decades of peaceful resistance we're off to Burma to record the voices of freedom during her transition from dictatorship to democracy.

"Every leader on the planet should read this book at least once."
~ Alice Walker, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Color Purple

ASSK Invitation

We are a team of "freedom-lovers" passionate about travelling to Burma, the heart of this radical transition. Our intention is to document the insights and stories of the less known leaders in their long march toward freedom: former political prisoners; dissident writers, musicians, journalists, filmmakers, poets and comedians; Buddhist monks and nuns; reformed government leaders; shop owners; returning refugees; farmers; students; and possibly Aung San Suu Kyi herself, along with her esteemed colleagues, mentors and teachers.

Please stand with us and support this timely and important project. Contribute via the indiegogo campaign, pass this message on to friends, reblog, share, thank you.

"As spiritual and political beings we are all activists at heart. No one is outside of society...It's about our freedom. That means everybody. We must see that nothing and no one is separate from this freedom. No one is an island in this world." 
~ Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma (called Myanmar, by some) is undergoing one of the most epic reforms in human history: after decades of authoritarian military rule we're seeing the dawn of a compassion-inspired democracy born from love and nonviolence.  

This next phase of Burma’s "revolution of the spirit" is  being led by former political prisoners, artists and dissidents, including Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, “an icon of democracy...all around the world,” as declared by President Barack Obama during his historic visit to Burma just days after his reelection. 

Freed after spending the better part of 20 years under house arrest and prison, Aung San Suu Kyi, a recently elected Parliamentarian within her country’s new civilian Government, has called upon freedom-loving people everywhere, to SUPPORT Burma NOW, more than ever.  

Thank you for your time, and your support,

Fergus Harlow,
Campaign Ambassador, EU

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