Burma

  • 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 »
  • Tibet Links, April 14, 2008 Paid Member

    Nine monks arrested for allegedly planting a bomb: China has arrested nine monks for a bomb attack on a government building in Tibet last month, an official said yesterday. Tibetan support groups warned that it was impossible to verify the claims because the authorities do not allow independent observers into the region. The state-run Xinhua news agency alleged that the monks from the Tongxia monastery - around 850 miles east of Lhasa - fled after their homemade bomb exploded in Gyanbe township but later confessed to planting it. More »
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    Round-up from Danny Fisher; Rally for Burma at the U.N. today Paid Member

    Rally for Burma today at the U.N. in New York. Burma's still important! (Also, a funny Mac-PC-yoga ad on The Worst Horse.) Another great round-up post mostly on China and Tibet from Danny Fisher's anthropologist friend. Also don't forget Danny's speaking at the New Haven Shambhala Center tonight. And part of the new Indiana Jones movie was filmed in New Haven! More »