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Latest news December-January, sorry for my absence [Jan. 5th, 2009|08:38 pm]
News from Burma with regular updates

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[ladycatherina]
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.
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