|Latest news December-January, sorry for my absence
||[Jan. 5th, 2009|08:38 pm]
News from Burma with regular updates
Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD opposition members celebrate Burma's Independence Day from Britain with music, tensions between National League for Democracy and junta still unresolved: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?cat_id=2|
Cyclone Nargis survivors cry out to the dead, continue to need support long after the storm: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=14867
Burmese analysts probe prospects for increased personal liberty/democracy in Burma for the next year: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=14860 Up and down forecast...not much change predicted for 2009 though.
Ethnic leaders call for separate Wa state in northern Burma, could become a possibility after the election: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=14874
Shan migrant workers managing abroad, happy to earn a meager living and send cash back to relatives, grateful for nonprofit support for migrant workers: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=14862
Mizzima News: A New Year Wish for the people of Burma: http://mizzima.com/edop/letters/1464-new-year-wish-to-the-distressed-poor-people-of-burma.html
Tutor stages protest by himself against governmental oppression: http://mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1502-private-tutor-stages-solo-protest.html
Increasing media censorship in Burma: http://mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1501-censorship-board-terminates-license-of-11-journals-and-20-magazines.html
How to Help: Donate reading material in English and other supplies to Burmese refugees abroad in your country. Many organizations will serve the needs of immigrants and asylees - I personally support the International Rescue Committee as I am familiar with them as I live near Oakland and have seen their grassroots work in action.
So - regift those novels you received but will never read, those textbooks from last semester the school won't buy back. http://www.theirc.org/ Contact your local branch office and see if they'll accept book donations.