Benedict Rogers of CSW visited Seattle recently and spoke about what can be done about the problems of Burma. He listed ways for people to campaign for meaningful change in Burma:
- Advocate for a universal arms embargo to go through the United Nations (US Campaign for Burma)
- Advocate referral of the SPDC (illegal government of Burma) by the United Nations to the International Criminal Court to bring the generals to justice for crimes against humanity
- Support the democracy movement’s current campaign for a credential’s challenge in the United Nations to challenge the idea that this illegal regime has the right to represent the people of Burma (UN Credentials)
- Campaign for increased humanitarian aid to Burma, particularly to the areas where hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people are struggling with very little humanitarian assistance (Free Burma Rangers)
- Increased awareness and international response to the famine in Chin state caused by a plague of rats which have destroyed the food supply of 200 villages leaving at least 100,000 people close to starvation (Chin Relief)
The Change for Burma Campaign is run by Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Partners Relief & Development UK.