HicNovember 2, 2007
I love my office, yes I do…
especially when a few times a year they put on free booze and a party and a treasure hunt. *hic*
they are all so lovely, and I even managed to take my lunch break late and still fully join in. not easy to explain because i’ve had a few. But I’m not paid by the people I work for, or to put it easier I did not have the afternoon off to go treasure hunting. But super flexible as they have been I still managed to join in.
god damn this is tough to type. *hic*
anyhew I’ll suffer in the morning 😉 and a nice fireworks display tomorrow night with family yay! all other updates given when I’m a bit more sober. now where’s our booze.
one more thing: post your pants. You know YOU have to.
MYANMAR DEMOCRACY ADVOCATES PIN HOPES ON PANTY POWER
Thu Oct 25, 5:48 AM
BANGKOK (AFP) – A campaign is underway to chastise Myanmar’s military regime, not through dialogue or sanctions, but by flooding the country’s foreign embassies with women’s underwear, an activist said Thursday.
A pro-democracy group based in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is urging people all over the world to “post, deliver or fling” their undergarments to Myanmar’s international embassies.
“The Burma military regime is not only brutal but very superstitious. They believe that contact with a woman’s panties or sarong can rob them of their power,” the Lanna Action for Burma group said on its website.
The generals who rule Myanmar, previously known as Burma, provoked international outcry in September when they violently cracked down on peaceful protesters, killing at least 13 people.
Europe and the United States led the chorus of disapproval, announcing new sanctions against the regime.
Despite the outcry and a United Nations statement deploring the crackdown and urging dialogue, the junta has shown little sign of moving any closer towards democracy or freeing opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Those behind the so-called “Panty Power” campaign hope that lingerie can succeed where international diplomacy has so far failed.
“We want to raise awareness first, and we want to target the Burmese government officials, letting them know we are against them abusing their power,” said Tomoko, an activist with Lanna Action for Burma.
Tomoko, who goes by one name only, said she had heard that Myanmar embassies in Thailand, Australia and the United States had been targeted by the Panty Power campaign, which began last week.
“We are sending (the generals) panties as a symbol of putting their power down,” she told AFP.
seen here: brenda
post to the address below
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
2300 S Street NW, Washington D.C. 20008