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Archive for December 20th, 2008

World focus on Burma (20 December 2008)

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Experiment with democracy ends sadly
Hamilton Spectator, Canada –
Relatively few Asian countries are openly run as dictatorships nowadays — China, Vietnam and Burma (Myanmar) are the main exceptions — but the urban …

I Meant to Do That
Gold Seek –
Most of us are familiar with the devastating hurricane that hit Myanmar (Burma) this last year, and the difficulty in getting aid to those who were …

We must stand by one of our most important allies
Vancouver Sun,  Canada –
We all now collude with this, in the same way that most newspapers and TV stations do the Burmese junta’s work for it by using the fake name Myanmar. …

Central News Agency
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
Following is a list of important events that have occurred on this date in the past: 1852: British troops annex Pegu, lower Burma, during a war with Burma. …

Year in Review: World news
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  United States –

The leaders of the country, formerly known as Burma, came under international criticism after the secretive ruling junta refused to let in aid quickly. …

The Chinese and President-elect Obama
Harvard International Review, MA –
… Iran, Sudan, Burma/Myanmar, and UN reform. Certainly, China would like the institutionalized arrangements set up in the last few years to continue. …

Drawn from all over the world
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –
Now he’s on to Myanmar (formally Burma), where the country’s military dictatorship made headlines in 2007 for brutally crushing anti-government protests. …

Human rights and state power
Boston Globe, United States –
… or the horrific rights violations by the military dictatorship in Burma. There is now an assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, …

31st MEU Reflects on ’08
Global Security, Alexandria –
… training during Cobra Gold ’08 in Thailand while the remainder of the MEU supported Operation Caring Response in the wake of Cyclone Nargis in Burma. …

Ex-hostage Betancourt to take break from public life
… to support the hundreds of hostages in Colombia and elsewhere in the world, citing Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi and Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. …

UN slams N. Korean on rights; Defending regime were China, Cuba …
World Tribune –
Among those opposing the resolution were China, Cuba, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Russia, Syria and Venezuela. …

INBOX DELIVERY: Digital Variety Edition only
Variety, CA –
The top prizewinner at Intl. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, “Burma VJ” celebrates the courage of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), …

The old Thailand returns
Tehran Times, Iran –
Relatively few Asian countries are openly run as dictatorships nowadays — China, Vietnam and Burma are the main exceptions — but the urban elites and the …

EarthRights Burma School Courses Underway, DC –
… the EarthRights Burma School is making great progress in training the next generation of grassroots human rights and environmental activists. …

Burma: Cyclone Fact Sheet #2 (FY) 2009
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The Tripartite Core Group (TCG), composed of representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Government of Burma, and the UN, …

The Legacy Of Condoleezza Rice
CBS News, NY –
“And if I have a real disappointment about this period, it’s about- it’s about Darfur and Zimbabwe and Burma, because these are tyrannical regimes,” she …

India: Brickbat for commercial channel on terror coverage
American Chronicle, CA –
His special focus areas remain the socio-political developments in Northeast India as well as in Burma, Bangladesh and Bhutan.

Three villagers arrested after KNU ambush kills at least one junta ...
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
The KNU is one of Burma’s largest armed insurgent groups, and has maintained armed to rule by Burma’s military government for decades.

Anniversary of US-China Ties highlights Complex Relationship
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
“America stands in firm opposition to China’s detention of political dissidents, human rights advocates, and religious activists,” Bush said. …

Kyaw Thu quits film for art and social work
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The fund also carried out relief work in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis and delivered assistance to survivors. Last month, the FFSS was forced to move out …

Anniversary of US-China Ties highlights Complex Relationship
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
On human rights, President Bush says that America presses for openness and justice not to impose its beliefs, but to allow the Chinese people to express …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 20, 2008 at 6:10 am