Walk For Freedom

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


At 10:40 am on Saturday, March 1st, Athein and Zaw set out from Portland, OR on the first steps of their journey to New York. With two cell phones, a camera, and their green army packs full of supplies, they will follow the path of I-84 across America – one carrying the American flag, and the other carrying the flag of Burma’s democracy movement with the signature golden peacock on a red background.

We are carrying two flags and we respect for both flags carrying each day.Our peacock red flag stand for peaceful fighting freedom for Burma and USA flag stand for, to show US land is freedom land and protect our mission to successful.

Red Flag = Brave and strong

Peacock = Male peacock , never return fight till death or win on mission.

White star = Democracy, Freedom, Peace, living without fears.

Yellow cycle = Restrain , press down , Oppression

Yellow color stand for , Seven nations in Burma with Burmese equal living live style , Students , People , Ka chin nation , Karan nation, Ka yah nation, Ka Yin nation, Moon nation, Ra khaing nation, Shan nation and Burmese

Our annoucement and statement for Burmese people in Burma


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  1. Hi Tara is that you Editing this post? Send me Email Thanks I have lost contact with Athein , he called me on Week day but I was in Class room .

    Comment by athein | March 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Yes – that was me. Athein left this morning on the walk. You are logged in under Athein’s account so only his email shows up – I am not sure what yours is from here. You can also email me at tara AT burmasolidarity.net

    Comment by relawatch | March 2, 2008 | Reply

  3. hi
    this is si thu. the guy who drove across north americe for free burma campign. I SLUTE YOU ATHEIN AND ZAW. I WISH YOUR JOURNEL SAFE AND YOUR CAMPIGN WILL SUCCESS. maybe i will see you at finish line. take care. i support you guys all the way.
    your comarate

    Comment by si thu | March 4, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hi,
    I am so pround of you Athin and Zaw .Thia is unbelieveable that coz 3000 mils to New York so i respect them .Good save and keep your walking .

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

  5. ေျပာက္က်ားစစ္သည္…. ေအာင္စစ္သည္ကြ၊

    ျပည္သူ႔အတြက္ စြန္႔စားလွ်က္ပဲ

    မင္းတို႔ေသြး႐ွိ ယွဥ္ၾကစမ္း။

    I am very proud of you, Brothers.

    May you have a save journey.

    In solidarity,

    Aung Zay Ya

    Comment by ေအာင္ေဇယ် | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  6. Just an update folks. We saw Athien and Zaw in Arlington, Oregon on Saturday, March 8th. The Eastern Oregonian did a story on their march in the paper on 03/09/2008. Here is the site to read the article.


    Good luck, Gentlemen. You walk for a worthy cause.

    Comment by Shelly Mundy | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  7. Good luck,
    I supporting you, whatever you doing for
    our country. I beleive we will success one day.

    Comment by khtay | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  8. It’s great to see so many people supporting! I saw the guys last week and they were doing good. I know they can do this, they just need the support and encouragement from us. Thanks to all!

    Comment by rissah | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  9. I am very proud of you, Brothers.

    I beleive we will success one day.

    Comment by ko phyo | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  10. ခင္ဗ်ားတို ့လုပ္ေနတာကိုၾကည့္ျပီး ကြ်န္ေတ္အပါအ၀င္ မလုပ္ေသးတဲ့လူ
    အားလံုးအစား ရွက္မိတယ္ဗ်ာ တေနရာရာမွာေတြ ႔ခဲ့ရင္လဲတတ္နိုင္တဲ့ ဘက္ကကူညီပါ့မယ္ ခြတ္ေဒါင္းေသြးဟာဘယ္ေလာက္ရဲတယ္ဆိုတာ ျပလိုက္စမ္းပါ ေနာင္ေတာ္တို ့ရယ္……………………………………..

    Comment by ေက်ာ္လင္းထြန္း | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  11. save journey…i beleive god bless ur way. don’t give up . i proud of u. i want to help u but i can’t..coz i’m in myanmar. but i can support u by my prayers.

    Comment by nay thurein | March 18, 2008 | Reply

  12. Hi my brothers congratulation and very proud for you.we should be successfully democracy and human right in the our mother land.That is not so far way our future.
    Take care
    Htat Aung (88)

    Comment by Htat Aung | April 28, 2008 | Reply

  13. The boys have made it to mid-Nebraska. You can see their picture made the front page at http://www.nptelegraph.com.

    Comment by Tiffany | May 3, 2008 | Reply

  14. HI,
    I live in winterset, Ia. May 16th, 2008 i was driving and i saw these 3 guys walking the highway carrying the American Flag and another flag which i didn’t know what it was. Looking at them i didn’t figure they spoke english, but i tried to ask them what they were doing. I think i frightened them. I drove home grabbed my video camerea, some cokes and some money. I then raced back to highway 92 heading west of Winterset. I kept driving with my heart sinking thinking i lost them or they got a ride. As I crested a hill I saw the proud RED flag of Burma with a yellow Peacock emblazened on it. My heart jumped for joy. I honked and pulled over to the side of the rode in from of them thinking of how i would let them know i was a “friend”. Thankfully they spoke a little english and i was able to communicate with them. I handed them the cokes and asked if i could video them telling what their story was and why they were walking with these 2 flags. They proudly stood there along a busy highway in a small town in front of me and my camera and proudly told their story. My heart cried for them. I have to admit i didn’t understand some of what they were saying as iam not good at other languages. What struck my heart was the strong set of the jawlines on Zaws face and the friendliness and eagerness to talk on Atheins’ face. After the talk i offered them a ride which they proudly turned down stating they “Walk” for their cause. I then offered them some money and to my unbalievable surprise they turned that down also. I was then told that Zaw has won a Nobel Peace Prize. After telling them i was so proud of what they were doing and asking what i could do to help, I shook their hands and stated i was very honered to meet them. I thanked them for telling me their story on camera and advised them i would get it out there. As i walked back to my car with such mixed feelings I felt so little and worthless compared to these strong, believing, dedicated young men. I truly hope their mission turns out as they expected and I will try to get their story out the best i can. It is not everyday that you see young men walking down a highway carrying flags and so desperate to get help for their country. They were actually carrying our american flag proudly, and sad to say I would not carry our flag proudly nor would i fly it at my home as i use to years ago. To me this is “The United States of Embarassement” Good luck to you my friends, i will do what i can to get the word out and to help in any way i can for Burma. Thank-You for touching my heart.

    Your friend from winterset, Ia

    Comment by Mary | May 19, 2008 | Reply

  15. Hello, my friends.

    You are doing a beautiful thing.

    My name is Kim. I went to Burma a few years ago, and the Burmese people have a special place in my heart. I also worked with refugees on the Thai-Burmese border. People like me think, “what else can we do?” I have been to demonstrations; I am having an event for Aung San Suu Kyi at my house on her birthday to raise money and awareness, but still….it is not enough! You are an inspiration. You are doing something extraordinary!

    Where will you stay when you reach New York City? I live here, and you can stay with us as long as you like. Free food. Free bed. And new friendship. Please contact me.


    I left a message somewhere else on this website, and I sent you an email. I will also try to call you.

    Thank you so very much.

    Comment by Kim | June 1, 2008 | Reply


    Comment by ko | July 25, 2008 | Reply

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