On Tuesday night I watched CNN-news at a friend’s house, and saw at the very most 30 seconds of coverage about what’s going on in Burma/Myanmar. So, this is for anybody who wants to know a bit more:
From the Irrawaddy News Magazine: Rangoon Under Siege
Sky News has eyewitness reports, videos, and photos
A blog from a young woman in Rangoon
Another blog, showing a picture of the Japanese journalist who was shot and killed by the military
The Guardian’s news blog from Burma
A blog from somebody in Bangkok
Human Rights Watch page about Burma
Message of support and encouragement from the Karen people of Eastern Burma who have suffered persecution and brutal violence inflicted by the Burma military.
Mizzima News reports about the Japanese journalist shot dead
And Burmanet.org has many other links to current news coverage
My heart goes out to the monks and their supporters. May non-violent protest prove to be the most powerful form of civil disobedience, stronger than bullets and tear gas.
Oh, and we should include the official government news site, shouldn’t we. They claim that some monks use intimidation and extortion to disturb the peace of this democratic and flourishing nation.