Burma

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    Burma Death Toll: 80,000? Paid Member

    The numbers for this terrible tragedy keep rising. Lack of media access means we really don't have a clear idea of what's happening there. All we know is that there is intense misery and suffering, and more to come. It seems clear the government was not prepared and the people were not warned. More »
  • Death Toll Rises Again from Storm in Burma; Karmapa visit; Beijing Accuses TYC of Terror Ties Paid Member

    More than 22,000. The junta allows aid to trickle in. The Karmapa's visit to the U.S. is coming up. His schedule is on this site. At Tricycle we're obligated to mention the controversy over who is the 17th Karmapa, and that there are duelling Karmapas, but this site, which of course has an agenda, says it's a non-issue. It is true that the Karmapa who is coming to the U.S. has a bigger following here, which may explain why he is coming. More »
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    Storm Hits Burma Paid Member

    Burma is one of Asia's poorest countries and storms like these always hurt the poor most. More »
  • 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 »