Burma: bullets against praying hands

burma1.jpgOn 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

burma2.jpgThe Guardian’s news blog from Burma

A blog from somebody in Bangkok

The Democratic Voice of Burma

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.

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3 Responses to Burma: bullets against praying hands

  1. hunterseeker says:

    Got this from ABITSU site early this morning while internet was still up.
    UN Designated Official in Rangoon has established a 24 hour hotline in case of emergency, especially during curfew hours. The numbers to call are: 01 554 597 or 01 554 625. Please pass this to all people inside Burma.
    Hunterseeker

  2. artnexus says:

    It seems so vile, to attack unarmed and defenseless people. And yet, we see this all over the world. From what I’ve read, the monks are highly respected in Burma; so maybe there is some hope…

  3. steven marro says:

    My support to the monks and the civilians fighting for their rights in Birmania. Sadly, I don`t believe that the strategy of civil disobedience will be effective. These military scums and their paramilitary supporters are only comparable to Hitler in their ruthlessness. They must feel invulnerable in front of these humble men. I would like to see them confronting an armed resistance: they would tremble at their sight

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