Burma

  • The Resistance in Burma; Thai PM supports Burma's constitutional efforts Paid Member

    Rachel Aspden visits the forgotten part of Burma: ethnic groups in the east oppressed by the junta. Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej voices support for the Burmese junta's farcical constitution referendum, which will again formally bar Aung San Suu Kyi from running for office. The reason given? She's married to a foreigner. EarthRights International lambasts Chevron: The American energy giant Chevron has been accused of complicity in human rights abuses through its investment in a natural gas pipeline in Burma. . . More »
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    Burma Bombs Blamed on Students Paid Member

    Two small explosions in Rangoon (no casualties) are being called the work of an exiled student group. More »
  • Praying for Change in Burma Paid Member

    The All Burma Monks Alliance is praying for democracy, but if the past is any teacher, it will take a lot more to make the junta budge. Their plans so far are not encouraging. Here's an account from an American tourist who recently visited the country. More »
  • Burma Peace Walk; Donna Karan's Urban Zen Paid Member

    Here's a collection of links on the recent Burma Peace Walk and other Buddhist activities in the Bay Area, courtesy of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship: ABC7 Local Network Coverage: Monks march through Golden Gate http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local&id=6070807 KRON 4 NEWS Video: Burmese Monks and Supporters Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge htt More »
  • 20 Activists Arrested in Burma; China says guns, bombs, found in monasteries Paid Member

    20 activists arrested in Burma. Thanks to Precious Metal for this one. The Chinese media on guns and bombs supposedly found in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. A light piece on how the Dalai Lama is more than a simple Buddhist monk. A Bu-Jew's guide to Passover from the Huffington Post. More »
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    U.N. rapporteur Pinheiro warns Burma on referendum Paid Member

    U.N. special rapporteur Paulo Sergio Pinheiro calls Burma's upcoming constitutional referendum a joke: Speaking in Brussels, Mr Pinheiro said that the referendum would not have any credibility if opponents were prevented from speaking out. "How can you have a referendum without any of the basic freedoms?" he was quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying. "It would be important to have international observers to validate the referendum, because if not it would be just a ritual without real content." He also said he saw no signs of political progress of any kind in the country. More »