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Friday, 30 December 2011

UNISON activist meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

UNISON has long had solidarity links with Burma. National Delegate Conference recognised Aung San Suu Kyi's achivements for speaking up for democracy and awarded her honorary life membership to show solidarity for her tireless campaigning work. In the Northern Region there are strong links with activists who have dedicated their energies to making that solidarity support something real and practical. Anne Stokle, a healthworker, is one such activist.

Currently taking time to provide international solidarity to ordinary people in Burma through practical projects, supported by the region and UNISON nationally, she sends us greetings from Burma, and from a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi.

The world has seen much change throughout the year, with people in many countries coming together to campaign for democracy and free speech. This shows why international solidarity work is so important, and also why and how it makes a difference.

See also http://unisonactive.blogspot.com/search/label/Burma