October 20, 2007

Burma news, 10/20/07

Life is superficially returning to normal in Burma (the Rangoon curfew is lifted) but fear is not far beneath the surface.

The White House orders sanctions on Burma, which means freezing the U.S.-held assets for some members of the junta and tightening the restrictions on exporting/importing certain products to/from Burma. Does that include oil? Now Congress needs to follow this up.

And Panties for Peace: as a sign of protest, women are sending panties to the junta:

The group, Lanna Action for Burma, says the country's superstitious generals, especially junta leader Gen. Than Shwe, also believe that contact with women's underwear saps them of power.

- Philip Ryan, Web Editor

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