Friday, August 14, 2009

Celebrity Montage -- Burma: It Can't Wait


Ellen Page, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, James Cameron, Jason Schwartzman, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, and others all support Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced ong-Song-sue-Chee). She is the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

Suu Kyi is not just a prisoner, she is the rightful leader of Burma (Myanmar). She led the National League for Democracy political party to win 82% of the seats in parliament in Burma's last democratic election. But because of her peaceful fight for human rights and democracy, she has been force from her children and family.

Despite the outpouring of humanitarian aid offered in response to Cyclone Nargis, the military dictatorship led by Gen. Than Shwe has contined to extend her house arrest). Aung San Suu Kyi appeals to people around the world: "Please, use your liberty to promote ours." So the Human Rights Action Center and the U.S. Campaign for Burma have joined together to create "Burma: It Can't Wait," a first-of-its-kind, 30-day campaign using influential celebrity voices to help build a million-person movement to free Nobel Laureate:

Go to to see more videos of celebrities, including: Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Page, Sarah Silverman, Sylvester Stallone, Felicity Huffman, Tila Tequila, James Cameron, Sheryl Crow, Eva Longoria Parker, and Anjelica Houston.