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Failure of international community before drama of Burmese people
Pascal Khoo Thwe, a Burmese dissident, adds up the balance of a tragic 2008: Nargis and the military dictatorship have pushed the population to the breaking point. The junta has deliberately allowed people to die in order to confiscate their land. He stresses that the struggle for democracy must begin with the people.
People of Burma call for democracy and religious freedom
The end of the dictatorship in Myanmar and the thirst for God among the population: these are the two faces of a country that the military junta constantly tries to suffocate. Still today, refugees of cyclone Nargis are just barely surviving, without food or water. The work of the Catholic Church in support of the poor, amid government repression.
07/08/2008 MYANMAR - UNITED STATES
Myanmar, Laura Bush visits Nargis refugees and calls for sanctions against military junta
Tomorrow, the country recalls the massacre in August of 1988, when the military junta slaughtered 3,000 people asking for democracy and human rights. The U.S. first lady asks various countries, including China, to support the United States in sanctions against the ruling dictatorship.
09/08/2008 MYANMAR - ASIA
Asia recalls the repression of 8-8-'88 in Myanmar
In Myanmar, thousands of soldiers in the streets and in front of the Buddhist monasteries, out of fear of a population weakened by decades of repression and hunger. Protests in Bangkok and Manila. The solidarity of Colombo.
Burmese dissident Zarganar honored for pro-democracy struggle
The activist has received a highly sought-after recognition from the Canadian section of PEN International, an association that works for freedom of the press. The International Women’s Media Foundation, meanwhile, is honoring a Burmese journalist who for twenty years has been denouncing the misdeeds of the reigning junta.
Nargis cyclone: human traffickers moving into displaced people camps
The National League for Democracy sets off alarm bells, warning that the military regime is handing out stale rice to cyclone victims. Taking its cue from Beijing Myanmar’s junta declares three days of national mourning and accepts doctors from ASEAN member nations.
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