Thursday, September 27, 2007

Politeia Supports Democracy in Burma

Now in the news:

- The Economist: "Myanmar's protests - On the brink - How Myanmar's people rose up against its regime—and the regime rose up against its people"

"There are reckoned to be 400,000 monks in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), about the same as the number of soldiers under the ruling junta's command. The soldiers have the guns. The monks have the public's support and, judging from the past fortnight's protests, the courage and determination to defy the regime.

But Myanmar's tragic recent history suggests that when an immovable junta meets unstoppable protests, much blood is spilled. In the last pro-democracy protests on this scale, in 1988, it took several rounds of massacres before the demonstrations finally subsided, leaving the regime as strong as ever. By September 27th, with a crackdown under way, and the first deaths from clashes with security forces, it seemed hard to imagine that things would be very different this time." >>>

Update: Blogger Jotman is live blogging the situation in Burma from Bangkok >>>

"The Irrawaddy reports: Burma’s Karen National Union has issued a call for all ethnic ceasefire groups to rise up against the Burmese regime in solidarity with the people of Rangoon and Mandalay." Keep checking it for the latest >>>


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