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    Damage from Nargis still unknown Paid Member

    Six weeks post-Nargis we still don't know the full extent of the damage or loss of life. The Burmese affected by the storm are still in urgent need of aid. But as the junta lets aid workers fan out across the delta, they also released 15 of Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters. The survivors of China's earthquake struggle to rebuild their lives. Beijing has drawn criticism for its handling of the crisis, but would any other government have done much better? Buddha Space has a review of The Teachings of Ajahn Chah. More »
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    U.S. Ships Leave Burma; Quake Parents' Anguish in China Paid Member

    TNR calls for action against the Burmese junta. But instead U.S. Navy ships are leaving the region, still filled with food and mecial supplies they were not allowed to distribute. And parents of the many children who were killed when their schools collapsed in the China quake -- hundreds collapsed wile government buildings remained standing -- continue to bravely express their grief and anger in the face of police pressure to shut up and go home. More »
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    Aid Stolen in Burma Paid Member

    It's a growing problem: The Burmese military continues to steal international aid packages sent to aid victims of cyclone Nargis. An estimated 1.5 million Burmese face -- (UPDATE: 2.5 million) -- disease and starvation and little aid is reaching them. And the death toll continues to rise in China. A Buddhist man woman who converted to Islam in Malaysia can go back to being Buddhist, the courts say. More »