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I'm watching Sky News . Aung San Suu Kyi has finally been released! She had been in a house arrest for the last fifteen years. I sincerely hope ...
by Patric Juillet
Comment Count 168 comments on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 03:20 AM PST with 331 Recommends
It's this simple: It is 9.15 p.m. on Tuesday evening in Yangon, the time of day when the stranglehold of fear settles across the city. The first heavily armed soldiers take position ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 173 comments on Thu Oct 04, 2007 at 06:14 PM PDT with 265 Recommends
While working on the additions to my Nation magazine cover for a poster I started asking questions... Why Bayard Rustin but not Paul Lawrence Dunbar? Why Malcom X and not Ralph Ellison? ...
by johnmav
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 10:01 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
It's now more than a year and a half since the grassroots uprising in Burma was successfully crushed, and the world turned away . A ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat May 09, 2009 at 12:00 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
On Saturday, the Guardian reported this: The military regime in Burma is still holding up to 2,500 people in ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2007 at 06:11 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and U.S. Secretary of ...
by BlueJessamine
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 07:02 AM PST with 32 Recommends
Just breaking across the wires and the cable TV and the intertubes, Senator Jim Webb of the Old Dominion has ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Aug 15, 2009 at 07:27 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Three months ago I tried to bring attention to the plight of Kyaw Zaw Lwin in a piece titled "Burma torturing an American citizen and ...
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 09:04 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
My wife and I had the unique opportunity to live and work in Myanmar for about 6 months in 2004. It was the experience of a lifetime and one that I thought worth sharing with Global Expats. While I ...
by Road Dog
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 02:29 PM PST with 24 Recommends
The UN Security Council met Friday in New York to receive a report from Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari. Speaking in diplomatic but clear terms, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Gambari ...
by koNko
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2007 at 01:09 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
This time it may cost a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate the remainder of her life. Hopes for the release of ...
by LaughingPlanet
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu May 14, 2009 at 09:02 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Bangladesh has its own illegal ...
by Mash
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2007 at 01:04 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
I know it's probably bad form to post a diary that's mostly links and quotes, but I want to get this out before I go to work, so apologies in advance.
by TexasDan
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu May 14, 2009 at 05:30 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Cross posted at Blue ...
by lowkell
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Aug 15, 2009 at 05:07 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
cross posted from The Dream Antilles and ...
by davidseth
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 27, 2008 at 05:30 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Today, October ...
by Mash
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Oct 03, 2007 at 09:10 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Today Aung San Suu Kyi addressed her supporters assembled outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Yangon, speaking in conciliatory terms as she called for freedom of ...
by koNko
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Nov 14, 2010 at 09:27 AM PST with 14 Recommends
In a test of how much actual control Burma's newly democratized government effectively has over a long dominant military, the parliament called a couple weeks ago for an immediate cease fire in the ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:16 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Once again the Burmese junta have found the excuse of jailing Aung San Suu Kyi this time thanks to an American. John William Yettaw a Vietnam vet and mormon swam across the lake to her home, he was ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu May 14, 2009 at 10:59 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
I attended the world premier of REDLIGHT this week in New York City, and was overwhelmed by the plight of children not just in ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 04:41 PM PDT with 11 Recommends