Damien Rice’s “Unplayed Piano”

Via on Jan 16, 2010

This from the U.S. Campaign for Burma:

This is an excerpt from a documentary film, Doiyeh, sponsored by Human Rights Action Center and U.S. Campaign for Burma. Doiyeh, in Burmese, means “Our cause, our rights”.

As you watch this, there are:

- over 3,500 villages destroyed by the Burmese Army
- 90,000 child soldiers conscripted into the Army (the highest anywhere in the world)
- rape as a weapon of war against ethnic women
- 2,100 political prisoners serving long jail sentences, including Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

These are not just numbers. These are lives. These are people’s stories. Let them be heard out and clear. Let them live with dignity and freedom. Let’s fight for a free Burma.

Watch the clip of Rice’s song here.

For more about Burma, visit http://www.uscampaignforburma.org.

About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is http://www.dannyfisher.org

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