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BADA Received Special Congressional Recognition 



2007 Annual General Meeting and Election
Each year in late January, BADA members convene for an annual meeting to review their past year's activities as well as to plan for the new year to better serve its community and the people of Burma. Every two years, according to its bylaw, BADA members also elect its leadership bodies, Board of directors and the Executive Committee.

BADA will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting and Election on Saturday Jan 27, 2007 at the Union City Library, 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587 from 11 am to 5 pm. At the meeting, among other things, BADA members will elect the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the 2007/2008 term. Please mark the date in your calendar and prepare to join in. Download Flyer; Email Invitation

2007 Burma Human Rights Day Planned

Each year, the people from Burma around the world commemorate March 13 as Burma Human Rights Day -- the day that the Engineering student Ko Phone Maw was murdered by the Burmese military and therefore set off the 1988 national wide pro-democracy uprising in Burma. This year gain, to continue to raise the awareness about the more than four-decade-long dictatorship Burma, the seventh annual 2007 Burma Human Rights Day event will be held on Saturday March 10, 2007 at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists hall from 6 pm to 10 pm. Dynamic speakers on current Burma issues along with a powerful short film on Burma will be featured.

7th Annual Burmese Literary Talk held in Fremont

BADA continued its cultural preservation effort and hold the 7th annual Burmese Literary Talk on Saturday, September 23, 2007 in Los Cerritos Community Center in Fremont. More than 100 attended the annual event. The speakers were:

  • Writer Maung Swan Yi - My revered noble person [My Idol]
  • Writer Nyan Oo Maung - Beauty [elegance] of words, Beauty [elegance] of dhamma, Rasa [taste, essence in respect of ultimate realities] from Dhammapada

2006 Burma Human Rights Day was a Success: Watch 2006 BADA Human Rights Day Video

The Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) seeks endorsements for its nomination of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for the position of the U.N. Secretary General. On March 11, 2006, at the 2006 Human Rights Day Benefit, BADA announced its nomination of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for United Nations Secretary General and launched the "Draft the Lady" campaign encouraging U.N. member-governments to support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi 's candidacy. BADA's statement asserts that "no other Asian candidate for this leadership position has the universal prestige and recognition of this Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is an easily identified international icon for democratic values and human rights norms. Her election would bring new vitality, respect, and legitimacy to the United Nations."

San Francisco Burma Freedom Rally Held
Marking the 16th anniversary of Burma’s General Election (May 27th)and the 3rd anniversary of Depeyin Massacre (May 30th)
, more than 40 people joined in the Burma Freedom Rally in front of Federal Building/Nancy Pelosi office (450 Golden Gate Avenue) in San Francisco -- amid busy working day and just ahead of long memorial day weekend. The purpose of the rally was to celebrate the 16th anniversary of NLD's victory in the Burma's historic 1990 election and also to urge the U.S. Congress and the Administration to seek an effective and immediate actions by the U.N. Security Council on Burma due to ongoing killings and crackdowns in the country. Read More

What's coming

  • BADA Annual Meeting and Election on Saturday Jan 27, 2007
  • Burma Human Rights Day Event Saturday March 10, 2007

Past activities

BADA Keeps its Annual Burma Human Rights Day Marathon
Each year, around March 13, BADA commemorates Burma Human Rights Day  to highlight the peoples' struggle for democracy and freedom in Burma. Yet again, 2006 Burma Human Rights Day was a success. Below are some of the highlights:

2006 Event:
Watch 2006 BADA Human Rights Day Video

2004 Event: Action Statement  Down Load Flyer  Public Service Announcement
Related Sites: Women League of Burma  EarthRights International  Irrawaddy Online

2003 Event:
Amid looming war and peace marches, freedom lovers from San Francisco Bay Area have overwhelmingly supported Burma Human Rights Day event. More then one hundred and fifty people attended it.
Audios (English):
Ko Ye, 10 min  Paw Hset Hser,  15 min  Khin Ohmar, 24 min Other Resources: What Truly Means To Be Free. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi  Young Birds Out Side Cages. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi 

Year 2002 Event: Below are the materials from 2002 event that focused on trafficking of Human and Children from Burma into Thailand. The benefit was donated to SWAN (Shan Women Action Network) in Thailand-Burma border that is helping trafficking victims. The group has produced the report on six hundreds over sexual violence against women by Burmese Army. 
Ko Min ZinPaw Set Hser, Chela Blitt, Ellen Bruno Others: Photo GalleryBurma's Dictatorship Fuels Child Trafficking 

BADA Annual Meeting and Board of Director Election held
BADA annual meeting and board of director election was held on Jan 24, 2004;  Saturday in Alvarado Resource in Union City,  California. Executive committee has presented the annual report. Eleven members were elected to the BADA's Board for 2004. Read More Download MS Word Invitation

BADA reiterates its call for the removal of Burma's Illegal Regime
Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA), one of the 33 organizations signed on to the resolution of the Fort Wayne Conference, remains firmly committed to implementing the conference's resolution. BADA is also re-releasing the following statement, which was initially released on September 1, 2003; to reiterate its call for international community to remove the Burma's illegal military regime from power. Read More

15th Anniversary of National League For Democracy (NLD)
BADA) held a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of founding of the National League for Democracy (NLD) on Sept 27th, 2003 in Union City, San Francisco Bay Area. U Aung Saw Oo (NLD/NLD(L.A) and NCUB), U Than Htut (NLD, NLD (L.A.) and NCUB) and U Yan Aung (NLD, NLD (L.A) and BADA) spoke about various aspects of NLD and the Burmese Struggle for democracy for 3 hours. VOA interview Flyer

September 20, 2003 Burmese Literary Talks
Novelist Maung Thar Ya, Famous Poet Tin Moe and Poet and Literary Citric Maung Swan Yi visiting San Francisco on Sept. 20 and Los Angeles  on Sept.  21, 2003. 
Yet another annual event with prominent trio from current Burmese Literary for those who love to hear about Literacy, Culture, People and Current Affairs of Burma. A great get away evening with fun, insightful and inspiring talks coupled with music and food that would make you feel like you were in Burma. You can't effort to miss this!!!!
Read More:  San Francisco (English)  San Francisco (Burmese) Los Angeles (English)  Down Load Flyers: San Francisco Flyer Los Angeles Flyer Sponsors: San Francisco Event Sponsors

Chinese Policy, Burmese Misery: Sept. 18, 2003 Protest  and Action Called
Groups demand China to stop supporting Burma's junta, protests planned
Burma pro-democracy activists throughout California plan to protest in front of Chinese consulates in Los Angeles and San Francisco to voice their concern over Chinese support for military regime in Burma. The Burma Freedom Petition singed by more than 14 hundred people that calls for Chinese government to help restore democracy in Burma will be delivered to the Consulate Generals.  
Read More  Action called to pressure China  Protest Flyer

San Francisco Burma Freedom Rally
On June 19, 2003; concerned Burma freedom supporters rally outside of San Francisco Federal Building calling for US take immediate and effective actions in response to ongoing crackdown on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her party National League for Democracy (NLD) while representatives from various organizations will go inside and submit a petition,  "California Burma Freedom Petition" to House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi office to thank you and also urging her to continue to support Free Burma Cause.  Read More  Photo Gallery

BADA received a special congressional recognition
On june 19, during the San Francisco Burma Freedom Rally, Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) was awarded a Special Congressional Recognition by San Francisco Congress Women Nancy Pelosi. Mis Pelosi is also the powerful leader Democratic Party at US House of Representatives. Deputy district directory, Mr. Jim Barneld has presented the award to BADA president U Victor Win. Please view the award here.

On May 19, 2003; Free Burma, women’s rights and human rights groups will protest outside of California-based UNOL’s annual shareholders meeting while concerned shareholders confront UNOCAL board members and officers inside about the company’s business partnership with  Burma’s brutal and repressive military regime. The junta which rules Burma has been condemned for its human rights violations by the U.S. Congress, U.S. State Department, AFL-CIO, European Union, United Nations, and Amnesty International.  Read More    Photo Gallery

BADA Annual Meeting Held, 15 new ECs elected
BADA 3rd Annual Meeting and Election was held on December 14th 2002. Nearly fifty BADA members and supporters attended the meeting. Fifteen new ECs were elected to lead our group for next two years. Recently, BADA has received a Federal 503 c (1)  status from INS and has become a formal non profit organization in United States. With your support and donations, we look forward to working hard to help bring democracy and freedom to the people of Burma. 

2002 Burmese Literary Talk held on Sept. 28
San Francisco Bay Area, year 2002 Burmese Literary Talk was held on September 28, 2002 at Warm Spring Community Center   in  Fremont near San Francisco. More than 100 Literary Lovers attended the event. Speakers were Radio Free Asia U Zaw Wait (a) Win Pe, Former Thint-Bawa Megazine Editor Tin Maung Than and Irrawaddy Magazine Journalist Maung Maung Oo. Other resources: Flyer (Burmese)  Flyer (English)  Direction (Yahoo Map)  Direction(MapQuest)
Last year Talk Audio:
U Thaung 1 (60 m) U Thaung 2 (57 m)  Tin Moe (49 minutes)  Min Zin (40 m)  The Flyer   Photo Gallery

 San Francisco Burmese Ambassador Demonstration
Burmese American Democratic Alliance has demonstrated against the visit of Burmese Ambassador Mr. Lin Myaing to San Francisco Bay Area on March 10, 2002 in front of Irish Resource Center in San Francisco. Free-Burma groups from San Francisco bay Area and Los Angeles, and many individuals has  participated this great show of solidarity and outraged. Photo Gallery

 San Francisco Free Aung San Suu Kyi Demonstration

San Francisco Free Burma Activists and Burmese American Democratic Alliance held a "Free Aung San Suu Kyi" demonstration in San Francisco on December 8, 2001. The demonstration was in support of  the World Wide Nobel Peace Laureate Campaign for Aung San Suu Kyi and the People of Burma. December, 2001 marks the 10th Anniversary of  Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize. The event was successful, and yet effective.  Read More  Other resources:  Photo GalleryAll in one imageThe FlierThe invitation

Candle Light Vigil, Interfaith Service, September 30, 2001
Burmese Community has been deeply touched by unfathomable tragedy that has happened in the United States of America.  On September 30th, 2001, we are holding a Candle Light Vigil, Interfaith Service and Fund Raising event by Bay Area Burmese Community at the UN Plaza in San Francisco.  Full Story
BBC Interviewed us on Terrorist Attacks (17 minutes, Burmese)
BBC Interviewed us on Air Strikes (41/2 minutes, Burmese)
BBC Interviewed after a week of Air Strikes (15 minutes, Burmese)

Unocal Share Holder Meeting Demo, May 21st, 2001
We participated in demonstration at Unocal company annual shareholders meeting in Brea, California which is 400 miles away. We were also interviewed by Daw Nyein Shwe from Radio Free Asia Burmese Service (www.rfa.org). L.A. times reported the event the next day. We also proceeded to San Diego and demonstrated in front of Aung San Oo's house for his action against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Complete posting with many photos is here.

View Photos
RFA Coverage of the Event  (7 minutes, Burmese) 
Los Angeles Times Coverage of the Event
Statement in Support of Shareholder Resolution # 5 

Burma Human Rights Day, March 17, 2001
A commemorative ceremony remembering March 13th - Burma’s Human Rights Day was observed by the Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist Church on March 17th, 2001 from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. KPFA, Berkeley and RFA (Radio Free Asia) has covered the event. Please find complete posting here.
View Photo  Interviews with KPFA (17 minutes, English)  Key notes ( 24 minutes, English) 
RFA coverage of the event (1 1/2 minutes, Burmese)

A Heart for Unocal Board of Director, February 14th, 2001
Frank C. Harringer, Chairman of Transamerica Corp is also a board member of Unocal. On Valentine, We had a loud and colorful protest with very creative chants, banners and "valentines" for the public. At the end of our Valentine's Day demo, we delivered a large oversized Valentine's Day Card (in the shape of a heart) to Herringer's  representative. Local radio KPFA covered the demo. Please find complete posting here. View Photo  KPFA coverage of the event (5 minutes, English)   A Heart to fax to Herringer at this number (415) 983-4400

Aung San Oo's House Demo, December 3rd, 2000
We drove nearly 600 miles to San Diago for a demonstration in front of U Aung San Oo house. They called the police during the demo. The interesting event was covered by Ko Khin Maung Soe from RFA (Radio Free Asia) View Photo
RFA coverage of the event (61/2 minutes, Burmese)

Aeroground Travel Group pulled out of Burma, October 2000
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Burma has officially appointed an agent, North American group Aeroground Group Services, to promote Myanmar as a tourist destination. After our protest in front of Company head quarter, a follow up letter and a secret meeting with Mr. Gil Whelan, the company has pulled out of Burma. View Photo  Myanmar times news about the appointment The letter that we send to Mr. Gil Whelen  The letter that we received from Mr Gil Whelen



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