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House Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2008 :: 0:43:45 to 0:45:44
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Susan Collins

0:43:31 to 0:43:45( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: states has a moral obligation to stand up for thones citizens of the world who cannot stand up for themselves. for many years now the burmese military junta has committed endless atrocities

John Lewis

0:43:45 to 0:43:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: towards ethnic groups inside their borders. over one million of the burmese people have been forced to relocate from their homes. more than 2,700 villages have been annihilated while junta

John Lewis

0:43:45 to 0:45:44( Edit History Discussion )
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John Lewis

0:43:58 to 0:44:09( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: leaders deny much-needed humanitarian aid to reach refugees as a result of cyclone nargis. millions have been subjew indicated into forced labor, while the international labor organization

John Lewis

0:44:09 to 0:44:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: calls, and i quote, a modern form of slavery, end quote. the junta is one of the few remaining repressive regimes still in power in this 21st century. the entire world witnessed the repression

John Lewis

0:44:23 to 0:44:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: that exists only last fall in burma when the military junta smashed a burgeoning democracy movement. and once again, it was demonstrated when the military junta denied humanitarian assistance to its

John Lewis

0:44:36 to 0:45:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: own people during cyclone nargis. president bush and first lady -- and the first lady continue to bring attention to the people of burma's struggle for freedom and democracy, and i congratulate

John Lewis

0:45:00 to 0:45:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: and commend both of them for that. th most recently, the president signed the congressional gheold medal of freedom for aun sun suu kyi, which, again, further demonstrates the commitment of

John Lewis

0:45:11 to 0:45:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: the president and of congress in terms of bringing note right to her cause. but we need to pressure our allies, specifically the european union and the association of southeast asian

John Lewis

0:45:27 to 0:45:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: nations, as well as, i believe, china and india to do more to clamp down on the junta's finances and international travel. if we ignore this terrible situation, it will only continue to

Jim McCrery

0:45:44 to 0:46:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McCrery: worsen. the time to act against these burmese atrocities is upon us. time such as now is when a strong v oice is needed to push ed the world in the right direction. as a collective group we

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