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    Aung San Suu Kyi says 'No' to talks with Bulldog Paid Member

    From Reuters, Junta rounds up scores more, and Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party dismissed a Myanmar junta offer of talks as unreal on Friday, while China said the ruthless suppression of pro-democracy protests did not require international action. Does the international community agree with China on this? One City / the Interdependence Project has a post recommending action for Burma. Danny Fisher points us to Amnesty International's efforts on Burma -- They are organizing demonstrations across the globe. More »
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    Keep Your Eyes on Burma Paid Member

    We can't look away. News today: Junta sets terms for talk with opposition. This is good news. Talking is better than shooting. Without pressure the junta wouldn't have consented to anything. Myanmar media lashes out at foreigners. Xenophobia serves tyrants well. More arrests and climate of fear in Burma. Fear also works well for tyrants. The inimitable Christopher Hitchens draws links between Beijing and the junta. And "The Bulldog" will meet with Aun San Suu Kyi. More »
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    Bloggers Speak Out on Burma (Free Burma!) Paid Member

    Here's Jeff Alworth, no longer avoiding writing about Burma: I have avoided writing about Burma because ... well, because I really don't have anything substantive to add to the discussion. How do you comment on a train wreck? calls attention to the suffering of the Muslim minority in Myanmar: Burma’s protesters may have been silenced, but we must continue to support them, writes Brendan Barber in The Guardian. But maybe we should not focus too much upon the courage of the monks. More »
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    Alan Wallace Paid Member

    Alan Wallace, the prolific translator of Tibetan texts and author of many original works on the intersection of Buddhism and science, was a Buddhist monk for fourteen years. He's written a new book, Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness, and you can read an excerpt here. You can also read the three "winning" questions -- and Alan Wallace's answers -- from the latest Tricycle Q & A. The next Q & A will feature Gil Fronsdal, who was a monk in benighted Burma before teaching at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California, where he's been since 1990. - Philip Ryan, Web Editor More »
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    Burma Links, October 3, 2007 Paid Member

    Global Voices Online reports on the junta's efforts to force monks to disrobe (in the religious sense) and give up their religion. The Democratic Voice of Burma reports the junta has buried protesters it killed, rather than retruning them to family members for burial and the merit-making ceremony seven days after the death. More »
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    Stand with the Burmese Protesters Paid Member

    Sign this petition to show your support for the protesters in Burma. Show your solidarity, from the U.S. Campaign for Burma Sympathy protests in Japan. A Japanese journalist is said to have been killed by the junta -- will the Japanese government apply pressure? And the countries have the most influence over the junta seem reluctant to use it. More »