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Burma: Seeing but not believing

Of all the images that have emerged from cyclone-hit Burma, the mostshocking for me were the most long distance ones. NASA releasedsatellite images of the country before and after the cyclone. The‘after' image is barely recognizable - the amount of the Irrawaddydelta in the south that is now blue instead of green is staggering.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: Refugees' lives in the balance

Perhaps it's not unsurprising that when cyclone Nargis strucksouthern Burma, my thoughts went first to a community of internalrefugees close to the Thai border in the north who would have beenphysically unaffected. These were the people of Wan Bai Pay* whohad been graceful in their hospitality to me earlier this year and whohad entrusted me with their traumatic stories (of slave labourextracted by Burma's military, of beatings, murder and rape) with thesimple request: ‘Tell the world about…

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Burma must address its ‘Rohingya problem’

With ethnic violence displacing hundreds of thousands, a resolution can’t come too soon, says Iris Gonzales.…

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Ballot boxes Burma

May 10th vote may give Burma's generals permanent control...…

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Getting InfoActive!

Campaigners from around the globe met recently in Bangalore to ‘talk techie’.…

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‘This is just the beginning of Burma’s new beginning’

Democracy is within sight, Iris Gonzales is told, as she meets those who have reason to hope.…

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Burma: Billion dollar con

Ever got a bum deal when changing money in a foreign country? Here’s an exchange rate scam to beat them all.…

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Climate Talks in Bangkok

BANGKOK, 2 April, 2008:This week, climate negotiators are in Bangkok hammering out a workplanwhich will allow them to reach a new set of agreements by the end of2009.Contrary to some reports, the Kyoto Protocol does not end in 2012– it is simply the end of the first commitment period and all so-calledAnnex 1 (mainly industrialized) countries are legally required tocommit to new binding emission reductions targets.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: destruction and gundown

Tropical cyclone Nargis – which hit Burma around midnight on Friday –has ruined many parts of a country which already has poorinfrastructure due to the history of blundering by its militarydictators. Foreign journalists have posed the question: what will theBurmese people think of a regime that rushes armed soldiers onto thestreets to quell any signs of protest but which has been sluggish inassisting the thousands in dire need? I doubt the Burmese will bespending much time over that one -…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Power in our hands

The mobile phone has a crucial role to play in mobilizing activists and protesters.…

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