The Common Good

Using My Liberty for Aung San Suu Kyi

protest1I spent my Monday lunch hour, and maybe longer due to D.C. traffic, standing with some 30 protesters across the street from the Burmese embassy, waving signs and shouting at curtained windows. Hundreds of other demonstrators around the world were also protesting on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi.

That same day, on the other side of the world, Burma's beloved peace and democracy leader was brought to trial in an attempt to extend her imprisonment for five more years. The world's only Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison, Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 13 of the past 19 years under house arrest

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