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World focus on Burma (4 July 2008)

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Burma’s tragedy, a people scared by nature and a cruel regime

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Yesterday 38 people died when a ferry sank in the Ywan River in Burma’s cyclone-battered Irrawaddy Delta; 44 others were rescued. …

Aid groups face soaring rent prices

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – House rents in Burma’s cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta has hit an all time high as a result of humanitarian groups including United Nations aid …

Some progress in cyclone relief but help still needed

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 4, 2008 (DVB)–United Nations officials have said that progress is being made in delivering aid to victims in Burma two months after Cyclone Nargis …

Assault on innocence

The Australian, Australia –

Rice cited the example of Burma, where she said soldiers had regularly raped women and girls as young as eight. She also referred to widespread acts of …

Bush welcomes 72 new Americans in final July 4 appearance

Hindu, India –

… out a national of Myanmar who joined the growing ranks of American citizens. “One man with special appreciation for liberty is Mai Eso from Burma. …

So easy. You just smile, okay?

INTHEFRAY Magazine –

(Smile and laugh) I don’t know much about So’s life in Burma (now Myanmar ), but I suspect it wasn’t cushy, probably much like my friend on the train …

Myanmar sues 14 opposition members for birthday protest

Monsters and Critics.com –

… Myanmar have used Suu Kyi’s birthday to highlight the lack of democratic progress in the country, which was hit in May by Cyclone Nargis. The All Burma …

Analysis: Cyclone Nargis and the information black-out

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 4, 2008 (DVB)–Burma’s military regime is still keeping quiet about an incident following Cyclone Nargis. It is a minor incident, but the people of Burma …

The UN Must Set the Agenda

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Six weeks have passed since Burma’s military leader, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, promised United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that he would grant …

Ferry sinks in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta killing 38

CTV.ca, Canada –

AP RANGOON, Burma — A ferry sank in a river in Burma’s cyclone-battered Irrawaddy delta, killing 38 people, state-media reported Friday. …

Support for a Stronger Civil Society

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By YENI Believe it or not, Burma’s cyclone survivors are resiliently rebuilding their lives some two months after the cyclone disaster, despite a lack of …

Weekly Business Roundup (July 4, 2008)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Bangladesh is also feeling the effects of the cyclone: hundreds of millions of tons of Burmese rice booked for export were canceled after the cyclone.

Burma jails four activists

The Age, Australia

The plebiscite was delayed by two weeks after Cyclone Nargis slammed into the Irrawaddy delta and Rangoon, leaving more than 138000 dead or missing. …

Doubts hit bank’s corporate responsibility report

OneWorld.net, UK –

RBS’ involvement in activities in human rights hotspots such as Burma, West Papua and Sudan is undermining its commitment to being a good corporate citizen. …

Torch Relay The Torch Debacle Continues in San Francisco

Welt Online, Germany –

Tibetan and Burmese monks were among those demonstrating against China’s politics in Tibet and its human rights violations in Burma. …

LEAGUE OF DEMOCRACIES — YES: Democracies can react faster than UN

Grand Forks Herald, ND –

They have far different notions of freedom, democracy and human rights and, left to their own devices, they would create a world far less hospitable to our …

Bush-Led ‘Disaster Capitalism’ Exploits Worldwide Misery to Make a …

AlterNet, CA –

… already on the scene in Northern California’s wildfires, to land grabs in cyclone-hit Burma, to the housing bill making its way through Congress. …

38 killed as Burmese ferry sinks

The Press Association –

At least 38 people have died after a motorised ferry sank in a river in Burma’s cyclone-battered Irrawaddy delta. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said …

Greener Games Backed

Washington Post, United States –

YANGON, Burma — A ferry sank in a river in Myanmar’s cyclone-battered Irrawaddy delta, killing at least 38 people, state-media reported Friday. …

School Children and Teachers Still Finding Hard to Concentrate

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“We expect psycho-social training would be able to start soon for the teachers in the cyclone-ravaged areas,” an official from UNICEF/Myanmar told IRIN in …

Analysis: Cyclone Nargis and the information black-out

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 4, 2008 (DVB)–Burma’s military regime is still keeping quiet about an incident following Cyclone Nargis. It is a minor incident, but the people of Burma …

Ferry sinks in Burma delta

Independent Online, South Africa –

Yangon – At least 38 people died when their ferry sank in a river in Myanmar’s/ Burma’s cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta, official newspapers reported on Friday. …

Burma: Country devastated by cyclone, says UN

آكي, Italy –

“Yet the people of Myanmar (or Burma) have proven resilient, picking up the pieces of their lives with a quiet determination,” WFP said in a media release …

Myanmar jails 4 activists for “no” vote campaign

Reuters India, India –

Western governments said the process was “fatally flawed” and were dismayed that the military, which has ruled the former Burma since 1962, went ahead with …

38 dead after ferry sinks in cyclone-battered Burmese delta

CBC.ca, Canada –

AP State media say a motorized ferry sank in a river in Burma’s cyclone-battered Irrawaddy delta, leaving 38 people dead. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper …

Dozens of Burma villagers drown after boat sinks

ABC Online, Australia –

… on the Yway River in the cyclone-hit Irrawaddy Delta when it was swamped early Tuesday morning (local time), the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said. …

WHAT FREEDOM MEANS

Florida Times-Union, FL –

“And in Burma, we be afraid about soldier.” Then Htoo grinned, the joy spreading all the way to his eyes, as the children – 10-year-old Eh, 7-year-old Ah …

Despite the problems, USA is still a great country

Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV –

Has anyone noticed that despite widespread flooding in the Midwest, we have had far fewer deaths than Myanmar (also known as Burma) had following a series …

Disaster Capitalism: State of Extortion

Infoshop News –

… already on the scene in Northern California’s wildfires, to land grabs in cyclone-hit Burma, to the housing bill making its way through Congress. …

Helping to ease Burma’s suffering

CBC.ca, Canada – o

Michael Bociurkiw is a Canadian aid worker with UNICEF and was among the first to receive an entry visa to Burma following the devastating Cyclone Nargis …

Bulletin: Teddington School’s £1500 ‘fines’ buy shelter for …

Richmond and Twickenham Times, UK –

… deployed in Myanmar, formerly Burma, within days of the damage wreaked by Cyclone Nargis, The appeal was widened when China was hit by an earthquake. …

SO WHY PROTEST? Ask Palden Gyatso

Phayul, Tibet –

… Palden joins local activists praying not just for Tibet, but also for those who died in China and Burma, in the earthquake and cyclone. …

2008-09 First Quarter Ontario Finances

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Executive Offices: An increase of $1.1 million for international disaster relief in response to the earthquake in Sichuan, China and the cyclone in Burma, …

Two months after Cyclone Nargis, condition of survivors still …

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Two months after the killer Cyclone Nargis lashed Burma, thousands of survivors said they still lack basic assistance including food, …

Mbeki Could Find Himself Stripped Of Being Key Mediator of …

DigitalJournal.com, Canada –

There will be the obvious protests of China’s record on human rights. There could possibly be protests because of what has happened in Burma. …

LAWRENCE J. HAAS: Democracies react faster than UN to threats abroad

Belleville News Democrat, USA –

They have far different notions of freedom, democracy, and human rights and, left to their own devices, they would create a world far less hospitable to our …

In ‘Your America’ average citizens take action

MSNBC –

… a new legal approach to go after an American corporation doing business in Burma, a country with one of the worst human rights records in the world. …

UNICEF’s World-Class Hypocrisy

Canada Free Press, Canada –

That’s fascinating, coming from UNICEF, where the 36-member executive board — which is its governing body — currently includes the regimes of Iran, Burma …

SO WHY PROTEST? Ask Palden Gyatso

Phayul, Tibet –

… Palden joins local activists praying not just for Tibet, but also for those who died in China and Burma, in the earthquake and cyclone. …

2008-09 First Quarter Ontario Finances

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Executive Offices: An increase of $1.1 million for international disaster relief in response to the earthquake in Sichuan, China and the cyclone in Burma, …

Burma Intercepts Human Trafficking Victims

Voice of America –

By VOA News A report says Burmese police have intercepted more than 80 women and children from cyclone-hit regions who were being trafficked across the …

Children of ex-KMT GIs fight for legal status

China Post, Taiwan –

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Around 400 young people from the families of former army troops left in the bordering region of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand following the …

From Refugee Camp to Austin Apartment

Weekend America, MN –

Reporter Tori Marlin brings the story of a family of refugees from Myanmar (formerly Burma) spending their first weekend in a place they hope will one day …

NLC rejects Gambari for N/Delta summit

Daily Champion, Nigeria –

Gambari had been a controversial mediator in Myanmar (Burma) or former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan had been a source of controversy in Kenya, …

Youngsters new to America enjoy Braves game

Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA –

The children, ages 11 to 18, are from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and Burundi, along with a pair of brothers each from Congo and Cuba. …

[ELD] Episcopal youth set to gather in San Antonio / Lambeth …

Worldwide Faith News (press release), NY –

… and Development (ERD) continues to provide emergency assistance to communities devastated by Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar (Burma) on May 2. …

Pecatonica meditation center helps people find balance

Rockford Register Star, IL –

SN Goenka brought back Vipassana meditation from his home country in Burma (Myanmar) back to India. He learned the meditation from Sayagyi U Ba Khin of …

Episcopal Relief & Development continues to assist recovery …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Episcopal Relief & Development continues to provide emergency assistance to communities devastated by Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar (Burma) on May …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 4, 2008 at 2:18 am

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