Update from this morning:
The Burmese protests are widening, the international response is building--and the Burmese generals are panicking. Today, the Burmese junta banned gatherings of more than 5, and sent thousands of troops to take control of the streets -- but still the monks and protesters march. Desperate officers have beaten, tear-gassed and fired on their own people, reportedly shooting five monks in Rangoon. The next 36 hours are crucial. Leaders have called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council-- but only a decisive initiative will prevent a massacre like the one from 1988. Already, 75,000 people from 192 countries have signed our emergency global petition.
If you are in the LA area, Thich Nhat Hanh is leading a peace walk on Saturday morning at Macarthur Park, 9:30 a.m. This seems all the more important and poignant now. I hope you can join me and do a walking meditation on peace.
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