Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CANCELLED (European day of action against TOTAL May 16th) JOIN Global Day of Action for Cyclone Nargis victims May 17th

Subject: TOTAL Protest Cancelled: Join the Global Day of Action for Cyclone Nargis victims.

The death toll in Burma from Cyclone Nargis continues to rise; over 1.5 million people are now at risk of dying through disease, famine and dehydration . We know that diseases, such as cholera, dysentery and malaria, are spreading across the Irrawaddy delta. If the world does not intervene soon, aid agencies are warning that the death toll could spiral to over 1.5 million people.

No country could cope with a disaster of this scale alone, yet Burma's Generals are shunning the world's offers of help; they'd rather see their citizens die than accept help from overseas.

A Global Day of Action has been called this Saturday (May 17th) to urge the international community, specifically France, The United Kingdom and the United States, to urgently intervene and deliver aid to the 1.5 million people who need our help. Every day of delay is costing lives.

For this reason we have decided to cancel the European day of action against TOTAL and we are instead asking you to join the global day of action. Protests are so far organised in Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia.

We expect many other countries to join in, check this Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=13683417318 to find out if people are protesting near you, If you dont see a protest organised near you why not organise one and let us know by emailing burma_action@yahoo.co.uk

Burma Campaign UK

P.S. Find out more about the Cyclone, actions you can take, and who you can donate to here http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/cyclonenargis.php

Find out details of the protests below:

London Saturday May 17th:

Global Day of Action for Cyclone Nargis victims

Protests will be held outside the French Embassy, the American Embassy and the Foreign office. Details are below and on this map. http://preview.tinyurl.com/4kfpw8
French Embassy: Time: 12:30 - 13:00, Address: 58 Knightsbridge London SW1X 7JT
American Embassy: Time: 13:30 - 14:00 Address: 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ
Foreign Office: 14:40 - 1510 Address: King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH
Transport: You can walk between the French and American Embassy. From the American Embassy to the Foreign office it is a short walk to Bond Street Underground Station, where you can get the Jubilee line to Westminster. From Westminster it is a 3 minute walk to the Foreign Office.
Map: http://preview.tinyurl.com/4kfpw8

Other Countries
Protests are being planned from Australia to Chile! For details of protests in other countries click here.


Friday 16th May
Demonstration outside the Burmese Embassy calling for Aid to be allowed in.
Time: 1-2
Address: 19A, Charles Street, London, W1J 5DX
Nearest tube: Green Park
Map: http://preview.tinyurl.com/2vnnbh

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