Since 1962, Burma has been under the control of SLORC (State Law and Order Restoration Council), a military dictatorship which confiscated all the farmland and forced the former owners to labor for free on 'self reliance' projects which finacially benefit the military. Those who don't cooperate are subject to heavy fines, rape, torture, and death, and even those who do are constantly on the verge of starvation. SLORC's ultimate act of arrogance came in 1990, when they refused to abide by the results of the Burmese general elections and instead put the pro-democracy winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, in prison. Many multi-national corporations still do business with the SLORC, despite worldwide condemnation and boycotts of their products... Is your fast food habit or local gas station funding a murderous fascist regime?
A Statement by Aung San Suu Kyi
"Statement by Aung herself. Her overall position vis-a-vis Burma. Short."
PepsiCo has pulled out of Burma
"Call 'em and thank them! Celebrate with Cheetos! Break your diet at Pizza Hut! Truck on down to KFC and load up! Well... maybe don't go that far..."
Free Burma Coalition
"Check out the breaking news stories, real audio, boycott information, and links to related sites."
"All inclusive site on Burma, with news info, photos, activist resources, a bibliography, and much more."
Corporate Dirt Archives
"Excellent source of information on corporate abuse and mayhem of all kinds. In addition to PepsiCo in Burma info, you can also read up on Coors, Ben and Jerry, Nestle, Mitsubishi, Wal Mart, INTFACT, and breast implants."
"An international perspective. Awesome site, has EVERYTHING!!!!"
On Economic Policy
"The BBC interviews Aung San Suu Kyi on economic policy."
It's Easy to Boycott.
"And it is, if you think about it. Really, how hard is it to avoid eating at Pizza Hut?"
Burma's Problems Are Ours As Well
"Very good short article on Americas' moral responsibility to Burma and other Third World countries."
An Open Letter to PepsiCo's CEO
"Written by a Burmese expatriate who tells Pepsi exactly what they will have to do to end the boycott of its products and remove the taint from its corporate image. NOTE: PepsiCo HAS pulled out of Burma as of January 15th, 1997."
Son Receives Nobel Prize
"How Aung San Suu Kyi received her Nobel while under house arrest."
Pepsi Tries to Get Police to Stop Protest
"News account of a Chicken and Slavery protest outside a KFC franchise in Portland, Oregon."
"Editorial on the invaluable role that the Internet plays in the Free Burma campaign."
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