November 8, 2007

Hi readers,

We haven’t heard anything about the protests in Burma/Myanmar since late September, which probed us to do a little research. You’ll notice our new Campaign for Burma banner on the left. Please click there, for the latest news from this troubled region and to find out how you can help, or read on. Also, we’ve posted a YouTube video of the monks’ march and its brutal finale. It’s a long video (around 10 minutes) but worth the watch.

A bit about Campaign for Burma:

The United States Campaign for Burma is a U.S.-based membership organization dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to bring about an end to the military dictatorship in Burma. Through public education, leadership development initiatives, conferences, and advocacy campaigns at local, national and international levels, USCB works to empower Americans and Burmese dissidents-in-exile to promote freedom, democracy, and human rights in Burma and raise awareness about the egregious human rights violations committed by Burma's military regime.

Recent Burmese News (November 6, 2007)

Myanmar summons foreign diplomats to meet with UN envoy
UN rights chief given Burma date
Burma invites UN special rapporteur back
(The Nation)
UN rights official to visit Myanmar as envoy pushes for reform
UN in Myanmar: a history of failed efforts
Little joy for U.N. envoy in Myanmar
Myanmar tycoon says sanctions will not hurt regime
Myanmar Tycoon Attacks Sanctions
UN human rights envoy, barred since 2003, set for Myanmar visit next week
UN rights expert to visit Myanmar next week
(UN News)
Suu Kyi Unwell—Gambari Meeting Uncertain
(The Irrawaddy)

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