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World focus on Burma (29 June 2008)

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Burma’s Cyclone Farmers Await Assistance

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… Minister Soe Tha said: “Some organizations were spreading groundless information such as there is or will be a shortage of rice in Myanmar [Burma]. …

Children pay the price as international community plays catch-up …

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

The experience of Bangladesh contrasts strongly with Myanmar (Burma) in May 2008, where there was very little preparation for disaster, and Cyclone Nargis …

Mugabe: Another Man the West Loves to Hate

Pacific Free Press, Canada –

We saw the same demonization of Myanmar (or Burma as the West chooses to continue calling it) even as major Western oil cartels continue to suck oil from …

Real change happens off-line

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

… the intransigence of racism and discrimination, the abuses from Iraq to Burma (Myanmar) – won’t politely go away with a few clicks of a mouse. …

Rice meets children homeless after China quake


During her talks with China’s leaders, Rice said she will discuss ways to get China’s close neighbour and ally Myanmar, also known as Burma, …

Bush’s call for sanctions against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Guardian, UK –

UNITED States President George W. Bush, having failed at so much else—Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, Tibet, and the political prisoner in Burma/Myanmar, …

‘Made in Myanmar’ still on shelves

The South African Star, South Africa –

Consumers with a conscience, beware: clothing made in “Myanmar” – the country known as Burma until its name was changed by its oppressive military regime …

Help on the way

The Coloradoan, CO –

Up until last month it has been difficult for citizens of the United States to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) because of their …

US Secretary of State Rice visits quake-hit areas in China

Monsters and –

As opposed to the military junta in Myanmar (Burma) after the destruction visited upon that country by cyclone Nargis, the Chinese leadership accepted help …

Rice visits China quake zone

Channel 4 News, UK –

… recovery efforts during a visit to the disaster zone, saying it contrasted with Burma’s reluctance to allow in aid after a devastating cyclone. …

A town in India rocks to the sounds of Dylan

TheDay, CT –

Mashangva bought his first guitar at 15, from a trader who ferried it on his shoulder across the border from what was then Burma, on a buffalo caravan. …

Lifting the language barrier

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –

In the audience are about 100 refugees from the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Many are in native dress, which can include …

Rice visits China quake zone

The Press Association –

Rice said China’s efforts contrasted with that of Burma’s ruling junta, which faced worldwide criticism after Cyclone Nargis in early May for failing to …

Rice meets children homeless after China quake


During her talks with China’s leaders, Rice said she will discuss ways to get China’s close neighbour and ally Myanmar, also known as Burma, …

Burmese ambivalent about resettling in US

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

If caught, they can be deported to Burma, also known as Myanmar. Adapting to an indefinite life in limbo, the refugees have organized their own government …

Stories of freedom told by refugees living in Erie, PA –

Heaven may not have free time, but he has more freedom than he did as a refugee in Thailand, or while living in his native Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

What’s new at your local library, ID –

The story of well-known herpetologist Joe Slowinski, who died while handling a highly venomous krait in Burma (now Myanmar) in 2001. …

Suffer the Environment at Your Cost!

KanglaOnline, India –

In Myanmar (Burma), the difficulties surrounding aid to cyclone affected people raised a great storm of international controversy as well. …

Soccer game helping out cyclone victims


The ball is bouncing for Burma. Many of the players are from the southeast Asian country now known as Myanmar. The country was recently devastated by …

Obama apologizes to Arroyo, Philippines –

… food security, poverty reduction, the future of Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), human rights in Burma (Myanmar), and defense reform. …

Paul Collier: Only answer in Zimbabwe and Myanmar may be a coup

The Capital Times, WI –

Last month, the government of Myanmar issued a similar ban. Of course, when we say “the government of Zimbabwe,” what we really mean is President Robert …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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