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World focus on Burma (11 July 2008)

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Christian Ministry Brings Life to Burma

Christian Post –

Although a UN report issued last month said that there were as many as 1 million people throughout the country lacking in basic living provisions, …

Heroin, Still Popular in the US, Affects Lives of Millions Globally

Voice of America –

Afghanistan, Burma and Colombia produce most of the world’s heroin. The United Nations estimates there are eight million addicts worldwide. …

Bruce Berkowitz : Maintaining The American Strategic Advantage

History News Network, WA –

Witness the UN’s ineffectiveness in Rwanda, the Balkans, Darfur, and, more recently, Burma. Even the unity of the World Trade Organization is beginning to …

Philanthro-Pinch

ChristianityToday.com, IL –

Yet Hood told Newsweek that a series of recent disasters—Burma’s cyclones, China’s earthquakes, and Midwestern flooding—have inspired no such spike.

Crabs aplenty but price declines

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Fishermen in cyclone-hit Labutta are catching more crabs these days but the price is on the decline. The number of fishermen operating in this …

Playing us for fools

National Post, Canada –

Burma’s government is run by a group of ignorant xenophobes. So how come it keeps outsmarting us? Maung Win/AFP/Getty ImagesBurmese troopers with their …

Gambari Meets UN General Assembly President

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS UN Special Envoy on Burma Ibrahim Gambari met with the UN General Assembly president on Thursday to discuss the current …

Cyclone Nargis Offers Sobering Lessons, Says Environmentalist

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Rangoon-based weekly, 7-Day News, reported on Thursday that Burma’s military government was planning to use the roots and branches of cyclone-downed …

New campaign – Burma Campaign UK

Marketing Week, UK –

The campaign, created by Ogilvy Advertising, uses harrowing pictures of the damage caused by the cyclone, but aims to show that what has happened to the …

When a disastrous regime continues

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Asia Sentinel, China –

As devastating Cyclone Nargis was, which struck southern Burma two months ago, it may well be less disastrous than the country’s military regime, …

America’s strength solves world troubles

Newsday, NY –

Everyone knows it will take the hardest of hard power to remove the oppressors in Zimbabwe, Burma,Myanmar, Sudan and other godforsaken places where the bad …

UN appeals for more donations to help cyclone victims in Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

“We are hoping that the donors will continue to support the humanitarian organizations working in Myanmar [Burma],” she added. The UN on Thursday launched …

The Web Will Not Kill Traditional Organizing

The Nation., NY –

… 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. …

UN raises Burma cyclone plea

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 11, 2008 (AP)—The UN aid chief called on world governments on Thursday to donate $300 million more to help Burma to recover from the effects of a …

ILO slams Myanmar for keeping six “labour activists” in jail

Monsters and Critics.com –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. The government has one of the world’s worst records in human rights and labour rights …

Junta Media Accuses Western Politicians, Media of Cyclone Opportunism

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – 7 hours ago

By WAI MOE Burma’s state-run The New Light of Myanmar on Friday accused unnamed western politicians of making political capital out of the Cyclone Nargis …

Revised Flash Appeal Seeks another $280 Million for Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Reiterating satisfaction over the progress of humanitarian relief works in Burma and the cooperation of the military junta, which he said was positive, …

Myanmar, devastated and dejected after Nargis

Merinews, India –

Myanmar, once known as the rice bowl of Asia, is slowly losing the volume of rice production since the devastating cyclone Nargis hit the country on May 2. …

Living in music heaven

Berkshire Eagle, MA –

In Myanmar, the former Burma, “it’s very difficult to get even one music sheet,” Naing said yesterday, during a break in rehearsals. …

DO WE REALLY WANT TO GO LOOKING FOR ENEMIES?

Tapped, DC –

Both countries feel free to act with impunity, violating human rights and international norms within their countries and protecting their client states when …

Myanmar Journalist Held for 19 Years Must Be Freed, Group Says

Bloomberg –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been ruled by the military since 1962 and under international sanctions since the junta overturned 1990 elections won …

Voice of the Martyrs Alert

Crosswalk.com, VA –

China’s earthquake and Myanmar’s cyclone may seem like a long time ago, but the long-term rebuilding is only beginning in the two countries, Mission News …

No Olympic Medal for Bush

Wall Street Journal –

The US has lost an opportunity to stand up for the people of Darfur and Burma, and for countless Chinese citizens like Mr. Tang. But the Bush administration …

How Hostages, And Countries, Get Liberated

Washington Post, United States –

Before that, the cause du jour was Burma, where a vicious dictatorship allowed thousands of cyclone victims to die by denying them independently delivered …

Burmese protesters pass through Centre County on cross-country trek

Centre Daily Times, PA –

Three men, two of them refugees from Burma — they reject the country’s newer name of Myanmar — were walking along state Route 45 through Centre County …

Opium Flowers: By Ms Farhat Akram, Assistant Research Officer …

Pakistan Christian Post, Pakistan –

… value of illicit drug income is huge, equaling over 52% of the country’s legal GDP in 2002(compared with 24.4% for Burma/ Myanmar and 3% for Colombia). …

Myanmar Restrictions on Radios and Currency Exchange Persist, as …

Inner City Press, NY –

And then the representative of France spoke, saying “My country and the international community in general is gravely preoccupied by the situation in Burma. …

UN appeals for more aid for Burma’s cyclone victims

Radio Australia, Australia –

The United Nations is hiking its aid appeal for Burma’s Cyclone Nargis victims from an initial 201 million to 482 million dollars. …

Myanmar: CRWRC raises more than one million for Cyclone Nargis …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

An amazing $720000 was raised for CRWRC’s relief efforts in Burma/Myanmar. With additional funds from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and CIDA*, …

Workers’ rights seditious in Burma

United Press International, Asia, China –

“The attendees were divided into small groups, each of which was made up of about ten,” the New Light of Myanmar reported of the May 1 event. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 11, 2008 at 2:04 am

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