Friday, 19 June 2009

U2, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono 64 word messages for Aung San Suu Kyi

U2, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono are the latest high profile supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi to add their 64 word message of support for her on The messages will be posted on the site from midnight.

Aung San Suu Kyi is spending her 64th birthday, Friday 19th June in detention. It is her 14th birthday in detention.

The message from U2 is adapted from their 2001 Grammy Award winning single, Walk On, which is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi:
“Packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been/A place that has to be believed to be seen/You could have flown away/A singing bird in an open cage/Who will only fly, fly for freedom/Walk on, walk on/What you've got they can't deny it/Can’t sell it, can’t buy it/Walk on, walk on/Stay safe tonight.”

Paul McCartney said:
“Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration to her country and to the rest of the world. I truly admire her infallible resolve and her determination to stand up for what she believes in. It is vital that Aung San Suu Kyi is released so that she can govern the people who elected her and give Burma back the freedom we all take for granted”.

Yoko Ono said:

Aung San Suu Kyi,

Your heart beats with my heart.
My eyes see what you see.
My belief is your belief.
And my life is connected to thousands of universes, as is yours.

Every twinkle of the star must travel billions of years to be seen by us.
But our minds do not have to travel at all to be seen by each other.
Because we are altogether.

Other celebrities that have sent messages include George Clooney, David Beckham, Julia Roberts, Daniel Craig and Richard Branson. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Spacey and Sarah Brown have been “tweeting” about the campaign.

There will also be protests in more than 20 cities around the world. Details can be found at:

For more information contact Johnny Chatterton, 64forSuu project manager, on 0207 324 4710