Thursday, October 4, 2007
Resources on the Burmese democracy movement.
Lots of bloggers are calling attention today to the plight of the people of Burma, whose peaceful pro-democracy protests were violently crushed by the government of Myanmar last week. I'm still way behind on this story, so I hope you'll share updates in the comments, but here are a few of the articles I've found most illuminating:
"The politics of the belly: Who's enabling Burma's junta?" (Daniel Pepper, MotherJones.com 10.1.07)
"What makes a monk mad": Seth Mydans explains some of the internal politics in Burma's Buddhist monasteries. (New York Times 9.30.07)
"The new totalitarians": Joshua Kurlantzick looks at signs that the Myanmar junta craves a totalitarian state. (Boston Globe 9.30.07)
Amnesty International is collecting news updates and promoting a letter-writing campaign calling for the release of political prisoners. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has issued a bulletin on Burma.
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 4 October 2007 at 8:42 PM