While the military junta has cut internet access and phone lines because of the massive global outrage which was triggered by pictures of police brutality, they didn’t manage to totally silence Burmese bloggers. Besides Mizzima News and the online edition of Irrawaddy Magazine, there’s now also Burmese Bloggers without Borders, with fairly up-to-date news and some heart-breaking pictures. They’re linking to the free-burma.org site which is asking people to show their sympathy and support for the peaceful revolution in Burma by honoring the International Bloggers’ Day for Burma on the 4th of October. This is the same day when Avaaz.org will publish full page ads in the Financial Times worldwide, and in the South China Morning Post, asking Chinese president Hu Jintao whether he wants his country to join a global community dedicated to freedom, or an oppressive dictatorship. Nearly 500,000 people have signed the petition already; the goal is to reach 1 million signatures this week.
And if you want to send an email to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and tell them that you expect the host of the Olympic Games to honor democracy, people’s rights, and civil liberties, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.