Cowardice of silence by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
The Guardian,
Saturday May 31 2008

The renewal of Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest casts shame on the Burmese junta’s western sponsors

When I phoned Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in Rangoon yesterday, I imagined the path to her door that looks down on Inya Lake. Through ragged palms, a trip-wire is visible, a reminder that this is the prison of a woman whose party was elected by a landslide in 1990, a democratic act extinguished by men in ludicrous uniforms. Her phone rang and rang;…

Dismissing the idiocy of a military intervention in her country, she asked: “What about all those who trade with the generals, who give them many millions of dollars that keep them going?” She was referring to the huge oil and gas companies, Total and Chevron, which effectively hand the regime $2.7bn a year, and the Halliburton company…

…continued

see

From Kennedy to Obama: Liberalism’s last fling By John Pilger

Freedom Writ Large By John Pilger

John Pilger: Burma – Land of Fear (video; 1996)

The Burmese Regime’s Lifeline – Chevron’s Pipeline By Amy Goodman

My Last Conversation With Aung San Suu Kyi By John Pilger

Madness in Myanmar By Eric Margolis

Myanmar

One thought on “Cowardice of silence by John Pilger

  1. Silence does defeat,
    complicancy’s a cheat,
    now, vote to unseat,
    the powerful elite.

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