Subject: Burma: Sending a message or two or three or four... to China
HOW TO HELP BURMA?
If everybody we know emails a request (not for tickets, but for
China's action for Burma) to firstname.lastname@example.org, it will
significantly slow down Olympics ticket sales and call China's
attention to the matter. China may ignore protests, hunger strikes,
petitions, wearing-red shirts, etc. But China cannot ignore these
emails, which get in the way of processing Olympics ticket requests.
Please see the template at the bottom. Please also pledge to send the
same email every 6 hours, or every time you check your email. If they
get tens of thousands of email a day, they will have to do something
China should use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in
Burma. However, it recently vetoed a Security Council resolution on
Burma. Yet with the threat of Olympics boycott, China has yielded
significantly to condemn Sudan's genocidal regime.
Please note that this action is NOT a call to boycott the Olympics.
Send to email@example.com every 6 hours, or every time you
check your email.
Subject: re: tickets
I am very interested in purchasing tickets to some of the events at
next year's Olympic games.
However I cannot, in good conscience, attend the Beijing Olympics
unless your government uses its influence to improve the political
situation in Burma. China has substantial economic interests in the
country, provides large amounts of economic aid, and invests heavily
in infrastructure projects there. Additionally, your government
provides extensive logistical support to Burma's military government.
All this make China uniquely placed to influence it.
The people of Burma have, in a very peaceful manner, insisted that
their rights be respected. I ask no more of your government than that
it cease its support for the current regime, and encourage dialog with
the democratically elected representatives of the Burmese nation.
I, the Burmese people, and the world would be grateful for your
assistance in this matter. Your courage will go a long way towards
making the 2008 Olympics a success.
With sincere thanks,