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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by writing irish, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member



    Is the US doing anything to help? Is there anything ordinary citizens in the US can do to help? I'm working and don't have the time this evening to do a bunch of online research. Thought I'd ask the board.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    RIP, Peaceful Myanmarese Demonstrations.

    And there's probably nothing we can do. And since Burma has nothing we want, there's nothing the government can do, either.
  3. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

  4. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I'm not sure there's much to be done. This military junta has been completely unresponsive to foreign outrage since 1988. I got an email this morning from PEN International which included the following:

    PEN has long been concerned about freedom of expression in Myanmar. Since the 1988 crackdown on the National League for Democracy (NLD) in which thousands were killed and thousands more arrested, the numbers of detained writers known to PEN has remained largely unchanged. The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), that seized power in a military coup on 18 September 1988, have remained apparently impervious to the considerable and sustained international pressure for its gross human rights violations).

    PEN is currently campaigning for the release of nine writers serving sentences ranging from seven to twenty-one years imprisonment in Myanmar. All are detained for their peaceful opposition activities. They include Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the NLD and writer, who has spent the large part of the past eighteen years in detention.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Democrats say

    we must get out

    And poor Myanmar?

    They only pout.

  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Beyond Rangoon is pretty solid film about Burma's fucked up situation.
  7. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

  8. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    In an homage to Tiananmen Square, they're shutting down communications, too.

  9. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

  11. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    "You most likely know it as Myanmar, but it'll always be Burma to me."
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