As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Burma Update

The military junta ruling Burma with an iron fist has found the last few activists not already in custody. Meanwhile, the junta claims that they found weapons in monasteries, which gives new meaning to the word "planted evidence." They're now trying to curry favor by offering food aid to the monks (the ones that are still alive, that is). And while peace talks have been scheduled with Aung Sun Suu Kyi, all kinds of preconditions have been placed on top of them, which Suu Kyi has rejected.

This is a desperate situation, with a country that is clearly violating international law and human rights conventions. China allowed a Security Council resolution condemning Burma to pass through, but is still actively trading with them. Real economic isolation is the first step to ending this madness.

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