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After meeting Lugh on Mark Thomas Info I have decided to update my travels here as well.
The following posts will be those that have appeared there and I hope you all find them interesting.
Ok a bit long winded for an intro and plea but as you can see time is short! The protest that is planned for the 28th of Feb. is a worldwide one that is to take place outside your local Thai embassy so please support it! Essentially the Thai's and Burmese are planning to build several dams accross the rivers here flooding land on which ethnic peoples currently have their homes and none of them have been consulted or even told that it is going to happen! ( Hmmmm where have we heard this before?)
Our family have been coming here for the last 25 years bringing clothing/books and MP's to try and sort this one out cause lets face it, it was our mess to start with and we dealt with it in the same way we dealt with every other post-colonial problem.... 'Oh sorry, not our problem any more old bean'
To compound the issue even further the Thai and Burmese have reached an 'agreement' as to what to do with the refugees after next year. SOME will be allowed to emmigrate to other countries (about a thousand already resettled worldwide), SOME will be allowed to stay in Thailand subject to 5 year reviews, and the majority will be booted back over the Thai-Burmese border and i'm sure you can guess what that means! (for those of you who don't know or need a hand with that imagination the Burmese military is currently using MOST of the ethnic peoples of Burma as SLAVES! Yes thats right Slavery is alive and doing quite nicely in Asia and they have the backing of China, Russia and N.Korea to boot!)
Any help and support that anyone can give us now and in the future would be so very very welcome right now so please post or as the ABC Warriors have been know to say occasionally 'SPREAD THE WORD!'
K. N. Humphrey-Taylor
History Student (for obvious reasons!) and son of one of the Karen emassadors to the UK.
These should give you a brief overview of the current situation and history and they have links to other sites that can flesh out any questions.
As you can all probably tell this will be the first protest that we have actually organised ourselves although we do have the usual CV of 'Stop the War' as well as contact with the houses to keep these issues current.
Things are starting to look up for a change and i'm hoping that we are actually making a difference here!
Lynn (the missus) just found these:
And sign the petition being sent to the Thai Prime Minister by following the links from here:
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