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Burma Millions Vulnerable and China Earthquake May Be Man-Made

UN raises Burma cyclone estimate The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by Burma’s cyclone to 2.5m people.

The figure was revised up from the 1.5m previously thought to be in need, following the storm 12 days ago.

Since Cyclone Nargis struck, hardly any foreign aid workers […]

Activists Send Female Underwear To Burmese Embassies

I found this form of protest clever, humorous and on point. I tried to link the “Panties for Peace” page but just got a picture. Their link is found at Lanna Action For Burma where you can “Make sure your panties reach the intended target.“

Activists exasperated at the failure of diplomacy to […]

Burmese Troops Carry Out Nighttime Arrests

RANGOON, Burma, Oct. 3 — After crushing the democracy uprising with guns, Burma’s military junta switched to an intimidation campaign Wednesday, sending troops to drag people from their homes in the middle of the night and letting others know they were marked for arrest.

People living near the Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma’s most […]