Free Burma

A Rangoon Diary
By Thierry Falise
November 1, 2007

They were nine days that not only rocked Burma but shook the conscience of the free world. Just over one week of bloody suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Rangoon and other cities and in the country’s monasteries—a period that will go down in Burmese history as the Uprising of September 2007. Bangkok-based author and photojournalist Thierry Falise lived through the events in Rangoon and wrote a diary of the nine days of terror… Read the rest of the story

Free Burma!

The Power Behind the Robe
By Aung Zaw
October 5, 2007

Why Burma’s generals fear the influence of the Sangha

The Lord Buddha shunned worldly affairs, but in his teachings he stressed the need for good governance and good rulers in the practice of politics.

The Buddha said: “When the ruler of a country is just and good, the ministers become just and good; when the ministers are just and good, the higher officials become just and good; when the higher officials are just and good, the rank and file become just and good; when the rank and file become just and good, the people become just and good.” Read the rest of the story

Also check out some blogs direct from Burma:

Irrawaddy
Burma (Myanmar) Blog
MoeMaKa Media

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~ by Jen C. on 04/10/2007.

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