Monthly Archives: September 2007

International Bloggers’ Day For Burma

Join the growing list of international bloggers in a day of support for the brave people of Burma. Sign up here and just post one banner post on October 4, 2007 with the words "Free Burma!".

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The Forgotten People Of Burma

[Cross posted at E-Bangladesh, Taylor Marsh, Daily Kos and Never In Our Names] Bangladesh has its own illegal immigration problem. The country plays host to approximately 200,000 refugees from the bordering country of Burma. The refugees belong to the Rohingya … Continue reading

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At The Heritage Foundation

[U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs John Gastright speaks about the Bush Administration’s strong support of the military government of Bangladesh at the Heritage Foundation on September 28, 2007. He took questions after his speech. The last question is … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Chief Advisor Addresses The UN General Assembly

On September 27, 2007 the Chief Advisor of Bangladesh’s military government Fakhruddin Ahmed addressed the United Nations General Assembly (transcript of his speech). It was a disappointing speech. This unelected technocrat, the civilian face of Bangladesh’s military government, chose to speak for … Continue reading

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Daybreak In Burma

It has been a brutal night in Burma. Yesterday the Burmese military killed nine of its own citizens. Overnight the military attacked monks in their monasteries – many have been beaten and carried away. Aung San Suu Kyi, the embodiment … Continue reading

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