January 16, 2010

Damien Rice’s “Unplayed Piano”

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.

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