Walk For Freedom

Athein & Zaw Min Htwe will march 3,000 Miles from Portland,Oregon to New York UN office at 1st March 2008


Contact about their condition and support


phone 971 285 7399




88 Students Generation



  1. sorry the community is to lazy for writing comments,but some looked on click mandaly for your walking

    salute,I,m from europe,so to far to meet you on your walk…
    FREE BURMA and ABSDF,I like your calender.

    Comment by jud | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. I am Ma Thadar who was born in Burma. I love Burma as you’re too.
    I am really admiring what your guys doing for our country as 3000 miles walking campaign for freedom of Burma. I felt unbelievable since I heard your news. But that is true and amazing!!!!!!!

    Bravo!! Bravo! Bravo!

    We will support your guys as Burmese honorable Patriots. Time will prove some day, who is who?

    Take care of my brother and Tha Tha Zaw! Slow and steady…Go ahead and walk. Step by step. Of course
    One day we will reach to our Goal. I am so Glad and honorable to knowing your guys as good Burmese Citizen. We Love you always. Proud to be Burmese!!!! Cheer!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Dear My brother Arthein and tha tha Zaw, | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. Need more information on how to donate please…

    Comment by mr_ht | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. my blog has pictures I took at the September 2007 Rangoon demonstrations:


    Comment by wim vanderpoll | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  5. Hi Mr_ht
    and anybody else wishing to donate.

    At the moment a way for how-to-donate is being worked out, something will be posted soon about it…

    Thanks for your thoughtful kindness.

    Comment by Jeg | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  6. Hi,
    ko kyaw ze Htun and Ko Athin .At firest ,i would like to tell you that you should make contact with us and tell about your plan on this campaign before .Because we do not want to not interesting on this walk campaign for free Burma.I really surprise and amazing heard from your news .By the way , we are going to join you and support something ,i will writing about that on our website,
    Zaw Ko Naing

    Comment by zaw ko ko naing | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  7. We discussed this plan last year but everyone disagree on this plan and answer was impossible dream , we contacted and spread this news to everyone that we know , most of messages were denied .How ever we start worked out, when this plan begin still have problem with asked us to stop this plan. Our plan is simple ,This walk we stand for The world should consider Burma situation, This walk for Aung san suu kyi prisoned 20 years in Burma , For Burmese people who are suffering under military control ,walk for human right in Burma , walk for their unjustice Election 2010 .

    we will walk 20 miles a day , 600 miles a month , we expected before August we will arrive to New York security council office.

    we are working as non organization, we are from 1988 students generation and we want to announce to the world or in Burma that we are still not forget our country and our people .We arrived to oversea country that not meant we already get Democracy, so I believe that we all can do something about Burma from Oversea. everyone can join on this act.

    The walk
    contact reply

    Comment by ABSDF | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  8. It is good to know that you (guys) have been planning to do such a wonderful sacrifice and continue to carry the revolution spirit.
    Also I am always proud of you and admire you as a great father and husband .
    with respect
    your brother and ex comrade


    Comment by Min Maung Maung | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  9. The way I see this campaign is;

    “WANT to do it, then GO for it”

    if we stop to wait for people to make up their minds we are going to sit on that chair forever…

    Athien and Zaw have started the walk, now my question is;
    Who is going to join them along the way?

    Who is willing to walk 1hr, 2hr, maybe half a day or perhaps the whole weekend… we have two people on the road right now, who is going to join them on THE WALK FOR the FREEDOM of BURMA?

    Athien and Zaw are not for the good credit, they are doing what it feels right for their country, it is their personal contribution and I feel we must support them.

    I cannot go and walk with them, they are doing it for me too, I must support THE WALK from my corner anyway within my possibilities…

    This is not to be the only walk, around your areas other walks or activities could be organised… if nobody wants to join then go solo around the block and do it because you want to.

    Burma is crumbling right now and
    we are to ACT to save her.

    I would love to see a group of at least 10 people arriving to the UN with Athien and Zaw to deliver a message. That would be a huge achievement towards our goal …
    …Freedom for Burma

    Thanks for reading my thoughts.
    Anybody who would like to follow up this comment is welcomed to email me…

    Jeg, one of the side-supporters

    Comment by Jeg | March 9, 2008 | Reply

  10. I am so proud of you guys…I am in the Los Angeles Area..How can I send you money to support you…to take this long journey…I am forwarding this to my daughter in New York..(she is born here and attending New York University…When you arrive to UN, we will be waiting to greet and celebrate with you…My prayer goes with you, every step of way..
    In great respect and admiration,
    Khin Khin Giles

    Comment by Khin Khin Giles, | March 9, 2008 | Reply

  11. A great notion for our beloved country.
    I really appreciate and admire your courageous effort which will bring the world awareness to the desperate suffering of our people.
    I will stand by you,support you,and watch and see your day to day achievement.
    And also wish you in good health.

    Comment by Ni Ni Tin | March 9, 2008 | Reply

  12. Hi,dear FREEDOM WALKERS,

    where,s your roadmap,so friends can join your walk?
    your walking around in many blogs around the world.

    walk slowly is a long distance.
    take care,see you

    Comment by jud | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  13. verry good idea.

    Comment by ုကိုဘိန္း | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  14. Hi Athin & Zaw Min Htwe!

    We r very proud for ur walk. I explain my kids to ur walk for Burma. TAKE CARE! LONG WAY TO GO!

    Cheer Borthers!

    Comment by KO YEL & SAN2 CHO | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  15. Athein and Zaw Min Htwe,
    I wish you both are OK. I’ll doing my best supporting you both. Take Care.

    Comment by Zin Yaw | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  16. if paypal on this page… that be nice…good for every step.

    Comment by kokonaing | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  17. I live in Wisconsin and would love to support you in your walk. Please contact me so I can walk with you and provide financial assistance.

    I am proud of you for doing something for Burma when I can only dream about it. I am forever grateful for your sacrifices.


    Comment by ZZmot | March 16, 2008 | Reply

  18. Hi Ko Athein & Zaw Zaw,
    Take care everything! u r in my daily prayers. Good luck!

    Comment by nay thurein | March 18, 2008 | Reply

  19. I posted about your Journey “Walk for Freedom” on my blog site and put a link to this main site.

    I salute Both of you with my upmost respect and admiration.

    Safe Journey.

    Bay Dah

    Comment by Bay Dah | March 18, 2008 | Reply

  20. Ko Athein & Maung Zaw:

    Your Walk for Freedom from Portland to New York spanning 3000 miles of rough terrains and variable weathers must be truly demanding. No less is the cause you are trying to promote.

    I dearly hope that your Freedom Walk for Burma becomes a cause celebre for hundreds of thousands of Burmese in the diaspora—and their non-Burmese friends—who are at least free to cheer the two of you on your way and for your cause.

    On this topic, we must pause to salute the indomitable spirits of the people inside Burma—sanghas and lay people alike—who keep protesting the dictatorship of the military while facing outright murders and frequent jail terms.

    The Burmese people had been protesting the unjust rule for more than 40 years and I believe that they will continue to do it until victory is achieved. Your fight will surely be passed down the generations if people like you keeps it alive.

    Since you are using the Internet, you are already familiar with the synergic power of pictures and music. The staples of YouTube and your generation as everyone now knows.

    To widen the already large appeal, may I make a few suggestion?

    You are already taking good pictures on the road. However, try to see Coen Brothers’ films “Fargo” (for winter snow scenes) and “No Country For Old Men” (for wide-open craggy spaces) to learn from the masters about light and frames.

    For music, you might try going beyond your own generation to appeal to a wider audience. In both Burmese and English.

    Generational musical tastes reflect the tempers and tenors of its time, and if culture and politics are your cup of tea, the 60’s musical heritage can be a mother’s lode for the themes of your journey.

    My own totally unrepresentative sample choices from that era would be: “America” ( Simon & Garfunkel Concert in Central Park, New York); “Homeward Bound” (same album, same venue); “Circle Game” (Joni Mitchell live); “Fire and Rain” (James Taylor); “Walking in Memphis” (Marc Cohn); “Before” (Nanci Griffith); “Me and Bobby McGee” (Kris Kristofferson); “As Long As You Follow” (Fleetwood Mac); “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker); “Turn, Turn, Turn” (Judy Collins); “Nights in White Satin” (Moody Blues); “Enlightenment” (Van Morrison); “Philosophers Stone” (Van Morrison). And you know Bob Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind” and “The Time They’re A-Changin’” are the staples of revolutionary politics. If you can get pass his voice, you won’t get tired of his music while mining the strange poetry of his imageries to suit your own aesthetic sensibilities.

    You and your backup team have to figure out what is and what is not fair use in these copyrighted matters. As I see it reciprocity is a kind of fair exchange: you champion their songs, as you champion your cause. If this kind of tribute were—dare we hope—lead to any one of these great singers-songwriters to say a few words, it would be great.

    What better cause than FREE BURMA and FREE AUNG SAN SUU KYI?

    Than Tin-031808
    New York City, U.S.A.

    Comment by Than Tin | March 18, 2008 | Reply

  21. I created a logo for Walk for Freedom Campaign. I already sent the Logo photo file to Jurissah. I will put it on my blog, if there is no objection.

    Comment by Bay Dah | March 19, 2008 | Reply

  22. I agree with U Than Tin, request to contribute the politicaly charge songs for the Free Burma Campaign. The singer like James Taylor or Bob Dylan will be definately contribute. A song like “You got a friend” by James Taylor, Bod Dylan’s Blowing In the wind..will be the suitable for this good cause and U2 song “Walk on” which was written for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are very suitable for this campaign. To request for the contribution of the songs from those famous singers and rock group will make the people aware of this campaign.

    Comment by Bay Dah | March 19, 2008 | Reply

  23. dear athein and zaw min htway,
    hi! my friends,
    we are very proud for you. this is zaw aye and family.we hope you two very well and we are praying for you to every things going smoothly. we going to do something for you.i hope you two going to arrived to your goal.
    We will contact you again later.

    Comment by zaw aye | March 23, 2008 | Reply

  24. hi,guys Jo invites you for bed and food,thanks to her.Mabe they can use your hot shower either?
    and anotherone follows your step on his blog, Bay Dah ,updating every 2nd day
    think you are fit now,Take care and hello to all supporters,


    Comment by jud | March 23, 2008 | Reply

  25. I justed posted article about Daw Kyi Kyi who greet them at Biose City based ont the information you post on your Walk for Freedom Campaign blog site. Please inform Daw Kyi Kyi if it is possible.

    Comment by Bay Dah | March 24, 2008 | Reply

  26. I passed you on my way back from Seattle on I-84 East on March 25th. I was the blue car that flew by and beeped twice (Thanks for waving back). I didn’t know who you were until I got home to Salt Lake and could research it. Best wishes in delivering your petition. Do you need anything, food, boots?

    Comment by EB | March 26, 2008 | Reply

  27. We are with you, go ahead brothers.

    Comment by Kati | March 29, 2008 | Reply

  28. hi,
    Two Brothers,
    I’m with you two, I did your petition and I really thank what you’re doing this way. Take care for every thing.

    Comment by pyuntaza | April 2, 2008 | Reply

  29. We are proud of you..bro./

    Comment by mg misser | April 16, 2008 | Reply

  30. I really appreciate for your work bros.We are always with you.Take care and hope for the best.

    Comment by Myanmar pyi thar | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  31. Welcome to Nebraska! I was excited to hear of your wonderful effort to raise awareness of the situation in Burma. I am in Omaha and I work for a Refugee Resettlement agency currently working with many Karen refugees from Burma. We would love to help you out if you pass through Omaha with food, shelter, and financial assistance. Please contact me at jvandenberg@lfsneb.org or (402) 216-9522. Best of luck to you and thanks for your remarkable efforts.

    Comment by Jeff Vandenberg | May 3, 2008 | Reply

  32. hi,all
    today we have the 2nd day of 30 days collecting a million voices for FREE DAW SUU and FREE BURMA
    this is US Campaign for Burma-every day another US Star shows up-please spread the tape

    maybe on yr break you can watch the videos day by day

    I,m proud of you,thanks

    Comment by jud | May 3, 2008 | Reply

  33. Hi

    I read your activities on the website and knew through Kyaw Zae Tun. You have done great jobs and proud of you guys. This activity will bring up the struggle in some ways and wish you guys taking care yourself.

    One of your comrades,

    Naing Aung(101)

    Comment by Naing Aung | May 5, 2008 | Reply

  34. Ko Athein & Ko Zaw Min Htwe,

    Welcome from Iowa!!

    We really enjoyed you having here in Iowa & walked with you for your long march to New York. We understand your feelings from the bottom of our hearts. We are just ordinary Burmese people living in exile (unfortunately). Every day and night, we want Burma to be free from the yoke of military dictatorship.

    We support your cause, we always will. We are always with you. We will not forget both of you and your 3000-mile walk for peace and freedom in Burma.

    The final victory is ours. We will celebrate the victory together when the time comes. Down with the military dictatorship in Burma!!

    Take good care of yourselves along the way to New York.

    Check out your interview with ABC channel 5 tonight at

    On behalf of Burmese Activists in Iowa

    Comment by Activists in Iowa | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  35. Hi
    Athein and Zaw Min Htwe good to try for our country and our people.I am very proud of your dream and your brave.

    Comment by Zaw Hlaing Oo(reg.216) | May 25, 2008 | Reply

  36. I met him on Memorial day walking through Milan, IL. At first when I saw him in full combat attire and carrying the JS flag that maybe he had been in a Memorial day parade. Why was he walking? There is a reserve center down the road about 2 miles…. No, our guys never desert each other and where are the others?

    I was curious. I was ashamed no one had stopped to offer him a ride. Where are our patriotic US citizens? I jumped in the car and pursued him and heard his story and cause. This is a Memorial Day I will never forget. I support freedom and wish the Burmese well with the United Nations and will pass this website to everyone I know. Perhaps they can help in this march for FREEDOM

    Comment by Linda Erhart | May 27, 2008 | Reply

  37. Met you while your were walking through Somonauk on 6-30-08 at 13:20PM. Go luck in your quest and hope your walk goes well and safe. I admire your zeal and efforts for your cause. May all citizens of the world live in freedom!


    Comment by Wayne Duerkes | June 4, 2008 | Reply

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