Chinese Policies, Burmese Miseries
Protest At the Chinese Consulate
Dam's constructions for China in Burma!
STOP THE SHWE GAS PROJECT & CHINA’S TRANS-BURMA OIL
AND GAS PIPELINES!
In solidarity with Shwe Gas movement that calls for
a Global Day of Action
against China on Nov 30th, the Save Irrawaddy SF Campaign committee
invites you to join the protest at the Chine consulate to demand the
cancellation of all Chinese irresponsible, destructive and greedy mega projects in Burma that loot
as well as destroy Burma's natural resources.
Stop Chinese and Burmese regimes and greedy companies
from looting and destroying the
Burma's previous natural resources that belongs to the people!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011; 11:30 am – 1 pm
Chinese Consulate, 1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco
Contact: 510 552
9767; 650 834 0184; 415 420 1504 www.badasf.org;
While the world is buzzing with news that “Burma is changing,” construction
of dual oil and gas pipelines across the country are speeding ahead amid
human rights abuses and rising ethnic conflict. The pipelines are
proceeding without consent of the people and will export massive gas
reserves that Burma’s ailing economy desperately need to neighboring China.
The broad groundswell of concern that recently forced President Thein
Sein to announce the suspension of the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam highlights the
growing concerns about natural resource extraction projects in Burma and
provides an example of what can be done when people raise their voices.
Over the past few years, the Shwe Gas Movement has been documenting
abuses associated with the China-bound pipelines, and calling for a STOP to
the Shwe Gas Project. This year we want to make our voices heard louder than
ever. Please join us on November 30 for a Global Day of Action
targeting governments of China and Burma with a coordinated action at their
In the last few years, the Shwe Gas Movement has held a Global Day of
Action to highlight how the Shwe Gas Project is threatening livelihoods and
causing human rights abuses in Burma. In our latest report, “Sold Out” we
document how the dual gas and oil pipelines cutting from the Arakan coast
through Shan state and Central Burma have caused disruption and abuses in
the local communities and is proving to be risky business for the companies
While public excitement grew around the suspension of the Myitson
dam, we were less optimistic about the government’s announced suspension
given that much of the construction was already at a standstill and the fact
that the dam would have flooded an area the size of Singapore. We see this
not as a victory but an opportunity to highlight the need for all of
Burma’s natural resources to be harnessed for development. As you may know,
many natural resource extraction projects remain like the US$ 29 billion
Shwe Gas Project we are fighting against.
This year our message remains the same and is strengthened by the
international focus on natural resource exploitation in Burma. We would like
to request your solidarity during a Global Day of Action on 30 November
This year, on November 30th, we are launching a Global Day
of Action we will come together with diverse actions, public mobilization,
and targeted advocacy to pressure Shwe Gas Project consortium companies from
China, India and Korea, and governments to STOP THE SHWE GAS PROJECT &
CHINA’S TRANS-BURMA OIL AND GAS PIPELINES.