19 years after Burma’s national uprising, the spirit and goals
of the 8888 movement remain relevant and alive through the peaceful
resistance of diverse people. 88 generation students, the NLD, ethnic
opposition groups, political prisoners and other pro-democracy activists
continue to carry out campaigns and initiatives, defying threats,
attacks, and arrests.The latest wave of resistance centres on the
the junta’s economic mismanagement that is affecting their
lives at a very fundamental level. The worsening economic conditions
that is causing widespread human suffering in Burma have inspired
citizens to protest in public, despite arrests and harassment.
We support the common aspiration of the diverse ethnic groups for
peace, justice and development and renew our determination to see
the achievement of political reforms in Burma in the near future.
We call upon the international community, in particular, the governments
of ASEAN, India, China and East Asia, to actively support political
and economic reforms in Burma.
8888 - Don't Forget, Don't Give Up!