OCTOBER 01, 2007 CBC NEWS
30 Sept 07
People & Power examines the clash of people power with military might in Myanmar. What should the international community do? What can it do?
Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis – 02-October-07
Activists have long called for action on Myanmar, where years of repression have created huge social and economic problems.
Al Jazeera’s special correspondent reports on the country’s deteriorating humanitatian situation.
This video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Sept. 28, 2007
“Military Tightens Grip over Myanmar,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
“7th Anniversary of Al Aqsa Intifada,” Dubai TV, UAE
“Israeli National Sneeks into Lebanon,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Russia Opposes New Sanctions on Iran,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Palestinian Women in Israeli Jails,” Syria TV, Syria
“Anbar Tribes Expel Terrorists,” Baghdad TV, Iraq
“MIR: Ahmadinejad: Villain or Hero,” Link TV, USA
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani
If not now, when? If not here, where? If not you, who?
I used to give thought to what historical time and place I would like to have lived in. Europe in the 1930s was usually my first choice. As the war clouds darkened, I’d be surrounded by intrigue, spies omnipresent, matters of life and death pressing down, the opportunity to be courageous and principled. I pictured myself helping desperate people escape to America. It was real Hollywood stuff; think “Casablanca”. And when the Spanish Republic fell to Franco and his fascist forces, aided by the German and Italian fascists (while the United States and Britain stood aside, when not actually aiding the fascists), everything in my imaginary scenario would have heightened — the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Then the Nazis marched into Austria, then Czechoslovakia, then Poland … one could have devoted one’s life to working against all this, trying to hold back the fascist tide; what could be more thrilling, more noble?
By MARCUS OSCARSSON
1st October 2007
Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma’s ruling junta has revealed.
The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win, said: “Many more people have been killed in recent days than you’ve heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand.”
Mr Win, who spoke out as a Swedish diplomat predicted that the revolt has failed, said he fled when he was ordered to take part in a massacre of holy men. He has now reached the border with Thailand.
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2007 BBC WORLD
SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 CNN WORLD
Frost over the World – Myanmar
Sir David Frost talks to Zoya Phan, an exile from Mynamar, formerly knowns as Burma, and Razali Ismael, former UN envoy to the country, about the current violence and why the people are agitating for change.
Deserters leave Myanmar army
One of the many concerns with the violence in Myanmar is a potential flood of refugees into neighbouring Thailand, one of the main access points being Mae Sot. In fact there are many people from Myanmar already living here. David Hawkins spoke to two former soldiers who recently deserted from the Myanmar army.
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This is a disgrace, yes it happens but what is going to happen? Boycott the Chinese Olympics? it won’t work. The internet is cut to Burma, there will be a brutal crackdown whilst our Governments sit and do NOTHING, we will continue buying Chinese goods and we will attend the Olympics and sadly it will all be forgotten, like is has been in the past.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 CNN WORLD