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Global Day of Action on 2nd anniversary of the breaking of a 17-year ceasefire in Kachin State
The Kachin National Organisation and Burma Campaign UK are holding a demonstration as part of a Global Day of Action to mark the 2nd anniversary of the breaking of a 17-year ceasefire in Kachin State.
Date: Friday 7 June, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Place: British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO)
King Charles Street
London, SW1A 2AH
During the military attacks the Burmese Army has been targeting civilians, which constitutes a war crime. The human right abuses committed by the Burmese Army could also qualify as crimes against humanity. More than 100,000 civilians have had to escape from their homes to refugee camps and many Kachins suffer from human rights violation on a daily basis, including: extra judicial killing, rape of women and children, arbitrary execution, torture, forced labour, bombing, burning and looting of villages. Additionally, the Burmese government continues to block the access to humanitarian aid for those in need.
These attacks on civilians cannot be tolerated and it needs to stop!
On 7th June we will be calling on the British government to take actions to stop the Burmese government attacking their own civilians and highlights those human rights abuses especially the issue of rape and sexual violence against women and children. We will also call on the British government to pressure the Burmese government for the pursuit of political settlement that can guarantee lasting peace for ethnic people that can only be achieved through the establishment of a federal democratic Burma.
Punk Legends Buzzcocks to Headline Vale Earth Fair 2013
25th August 2013
Vale Earth Castle, Guernsey
The Channel Islands’ longest running music festival, the Vale Earth Fair, will this year be headlined by Punk legends Buzzcocks. “It will be an event not to be missed,” said Vale Earth Fair Collective member Rob Roussel.
Buzzcocks’ classic songs include ‘What Do I Get?’ the anthemic ‘Harmony In My Head’ and, of course, the song that has become their calling card: ‘Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn’t’ve Fallen In Love With?)’.
Other acts already confirmed for the Vale Earth Fair include folk legend Vin Garbutt, winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Live Act” Award in 2001.
Profits from the Vale Earth Fair are split between Burma Campaign UK, Free Tibet, and Bridge2Haiti.
If you want to learn more the Vale Earth Fair, visit: http://www.valeearthfair.org.
Advance tickets are already on sale though the Vale Earth Fair website http://www.valeearthfair.org for £15 or you can pay £20 at the gate on the day.
Children (12 and under) are free if accompanied by an adult.
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