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Burma: Dizzying efficiency

Sometimes the urge to fling the nearest available projectile at thetelevision set can take some suppressing. I found myself strugglingwhen, during the course of a news item on Burma, the anchor mentionedthe military junta winning the country’s referendum on a new constitution. A strangulated ‘Aaaargghhh!’ emerged nonethless.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Indian elections, democracy and all that

We tend to treat our government as a joke and our democracy as a farce, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara of India. But often, the electorate stuns the intelligentsia.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma’s referendum among ruins

I’ve been reading today’s edition of propaganda rag The New Light of Myanmar. Normally all the railing against ‘foreign stooges’ and exhortations to ‘national duty’ (iefollowing the diktats of the ruling generals) is good for a cynicalchuckle. But, as the song goes, that joke isn’t funny anymore.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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One Uganda, one people?

Opposition leader Besigye swoops into town as President Museveni is inaugurated.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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An important asset

Sulakshana Gupta reveals five reasons why Sierra Leone matters to the UN.…

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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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Binayak Sen and the 'tattered Gandhian dream'

You may recall that we ran a special feature by regular NI contributor Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the worldwide protest to free Dr Binayak Sen– a doctor who works with poor communities in central India and who wasarrested on trumped-up charges of 'terrorism' by the Indian Government..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy

'What is glimpsed at such times is a sense of what democracy could be: a notion of radical self-rule.'.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Ballot boxes Burma

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

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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