|Midwestern Dhamma Refuge
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Due to the months of political turmoil in Thailand, during which the Prime Minister and his cronies have only paid attention to their own survival, we suspended the vigils. We resumed today, August 9th, with five of our local chapter members. We have a friendly accomodation with the consular staff and collected more signatures than ever before. Also, a Thai woman visiting from London promised to carry the message there. She was deeply disturbed that her beloved country has stooped to the violent level of assassinating monks. Updated versions of the letter to the Prime Minister and the fact sheet are available here. Unfortunately, there is no happy news to report. DSI (Division of Special Investigations, Police Department) has done nothing of note.
Despite the first wintery day of the season & strong winds, members of the BPF Chicago chapter held a third vigil in front of the Royal Thai Consulate at 700 N. Rush St. Again, we distributed fact sheets and collected signatures for a letter to the Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. We will return regularly to continue the vigil until those responsible for this and similar murders of environmentalists are named and prosecuted.
In winter weather it is difficult to collect signatures We ask you to print the letter (click here) feel free to make modifications according to your own specifics -- and mail to the Prime Minister of Thailand at this address:
Members of the BPF Chicago chapter held a vigil in front of the Royal Thai Consulate at 700 N. Rush St. We passed out fact sheets and collected signatures for a letter to the Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Santikaro spoke with the Consul General and his assistant. We intend to return monthly to continue the vigil until those responsible for this and similar murders of environmentalists are named and prosecuted.