Vigil for Burma's victims/Forum on Shock Doctrine
Vigil for Burma's victims / Forum on Shock Doctrine and Burma's Cyclone
This second workshop by Socialist Aotearoa looks at the Shock Doctrine, the new book by Naomi Klein, and how the ruling class uses the impact of natural disasters, war and economic chaos to pulverise opposition and increase its power.
Myanmar ( Burma ) Cyclone: has killed nearly half a million so far, millions missing, thousands at risk of disease, thousands are starving, thousands are displaced, and amid much horrible devastation.
Brutal regime told people to stay out of temples and houses, and that they must look elsewhere on their own. But there is nothing left for these people.
International aid agencies are trying so hard to get into Burma to help the victims, but the regime has repeatedly rejected humanitarian workers to coming into the country.
Please join Burma Support Group of the University of Auckland for a candle light visual night to commemorate the dead, and to pray for the victims of the Cyclone
Date: Wednesday May 14th, 2008
Place: Auckland University Quad, Princess st, Auckland .
Contact: Tinmama 0211664294, Rufus 02102528886
Omar Hamed will give a short presentation on the book and its main themes, and Tinmama Oo from the Burmese Support Group in AUSA will talk about the impact of the Cyclone on the people of Myanmar, and what the revolutionary democratic forces plan to do next in the run up to the 20th anniversary of the 8.8.88 revolution.
Can the Shock Doctrine be broken? Is it possible that the impact of this horrible disaster on Burma can weaken the hegemony of its brutal military junta? Come to the workshop and discuss.
Business Campus, Auckland University