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Live Riot blog from Burma with Pictures

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posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:01 PM
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This is from Ko Htike's blog
See the link for contact details.
Please Help Monks!!!!!!!!!!

Reports emerging from Rangoon indicate that the temporary detention
centres based in Yangon Institute of Technology and General Institute
of Technology (GTI) is currently detaining 500 hundred monks.

The monks are refusing to accept Sune (Alms food.....food offering given to monk
by layperson just before 12 noon as main meal of the day) from the
military junta. The local population approached these detention
centres to offer food and they have been turned away by the
authorities. Technically, the monks are unintentionally on huger
strike.

We contacted the International Red Cross's (ICRC) office and UNHCR in
Rangoon. The UN's office refused to help and ICRC bucked the
responsibility on their head office in Geneva.

Please write or Phone to ICRC, e-mail Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister
Gordon Brown. Every governments contribute funds in the running of
the UN bodies and therefore you persuade the PM and the Foreign
Secretary to pressure the UN organisations to take action on or least
ask them if they provide value for money service to the world
humanity.

Please be professional when writing to PM Gordon Brown and Secreatarty
. You can thank the British Government for their efforts so on Burma
and persuade them succinctly with sound arguments.




posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:05 PM
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BBC news




Burmese FM blames 'opportunists'
Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win - 1/10/2007
Nyan Win said security forces exercised restraint
Burma's Foreign Minister Nyan Win has blamed "political opportunists" for trying to turn protests by a small group of activists into a showdown.

Speaking to the UN General Assembly, he said "normalcy" had returned to Burma after days of pro-democracy protests.

At least nine people were killed, and possibly many more, when security forces ended days of mass protests.

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari is due to meet Burma's military leader General Than Shwe, a UN official said.


They are also claiming to have shown "utmost restraint". See the article linked above for more information.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:09 PM
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This article talks about the missing monks, but offers little detail of what may have happened to them. It seems to be assumed that they are simply being detained.



If the Burmese military wanted to silence the protesters through fear, they seem to have largely succeeded. But they know they cannot keep the monks locked up for ever, and people are waiting anxiously to see what happens next.


This article, also from BBC says that the monks are being sent away.



Thousands of monks detained in Burma's main city of Rangoon will be sent to prisons in the far north of the country, sources have told the BBC.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:21 PM
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Much of the same news is reported at Irrawwaddy News Magazine but it also contains an item about some protesters being released.



Rangoon; 5 p.m.—About 70 of those arrested in recent protests were released on Monday at about 5 p.m., according to sources in Rangoon. Authorities told family members to go to the office of Hlaing Township Peace and Development Council at 5 p.m. to collect their detained relatives.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:28 PM
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From here




Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Australia rejects Myanmar ambassador nomination

Australia has rejected Myanmar's nomination of Brigadier-General Thura U Thet Oo Maung, a former member of the Myanmar Army Command as envoy to Canberra in response to the crackdown on Buddhist monks and pro-democracy supporters in the country, the Australian government said on Tuesday.

"We made it clear to the Burmese that under no circumstances were we going to have somebody from their military regime as an ambassador," Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.




[edit on 1-10-2007 by ilandrah]



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:31 PM
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A call to action from Myanmar Physicians and Professionals Group found here
Letter in full (see article for contact details)




Call To Action

cmpp-burma.blogspot.com...

We honor and commend all those physicians, nurses and medical and nursing students who provided medical care to those injured peaceful protestors

At the same time, we are saddened by the fact that those peaceful protestors who received injuries and wounds were not allowed to be taken to hospitals immediately. What is more repulsive to us is the news that some of the wounded and injured were cremated live at Ye Way cemetery. Therefore, we the Concerned Myanmar Physicians and Professionals strongly condemn SPDC for such inhuman acts of atrocity committed against its own people.

As a civilized nation and society, we the People cannot and will not tolerate the rule of atavistic bullies who dare to maim and massacre venerable sangha and unarmed lay citizens in full view of the world.

Therefore, we emphatically urge our fellow physician, nurses and healthcare professionals to join hands with our venerable Sayadaws and people in the general strike that will begin on Monday, October 1, 2007.

We also urge fellow members of our professions who are serving in the military to join us in this fight for the future of our People, Sasana and Nation.

Concerned Myanmar Physicians and Professionals Group



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:34 PM
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Sylvester Stallone speaks about what he personally witnessed whilst filming in Burma.
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A short quote:



"I witnessed the aftermath - survivors with legs cut off and all kinds of land mine injuries, maggot-infested wounds and ears cut off. We saw many elephants with blown off legs. We hear about Vietnam and Cambodia and this was more horrific,'' Stallone told Associated Press.


More at the link above.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 08:47 PM
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This just in in CBox

Admin:
International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“. To join the movement, go to www2.free-burma.org...



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 10:25 PM
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From Cbox news

2 Oct 07, 10:59
Admin: This is the list of 344 people who have been arrested by military regime so far. www....(nolink)/?24pg4yxnjti Pls download and send in to relevant media and organizations.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 10:31 PM
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McConnell & Feinstein address the people of Myanmar (Burma)

Video



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 10:47 PM
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From The scotsman


"Our own estimate is about 6,000 people detained, not killed, but detained," including about 2,400 monks, said DVB's chief editor, Aye Chan Naing. He said they were being held in at least four places: the Insein prison; a pharmaceutical factory; a technical institute and a disused racecourse.





[edit on 1-10-2007 by ilandrah]



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 11:39 PM
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I thought all here should be wary of this virus warning.



Taking advantage of international concern regarding the daily demonstrations in Burma, IT security and control firm Sophos has cautioned computer users to be wary of a malicious email which claims to be a message of support for monks and other protesters in Burma from the Dalai Lama. In reality, however, it carries a malicious attack designed to infect the recipient's PC.

The email reads as follows:
Dear Friends & Colleagues, Please find enclosed a massage from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in support of the recent pro-democracy demonstrations taking place in Burma. This is for your information and can be distributed as you see fit.

Best wishes.

Tenzin Taklha
Joint Secretary
Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

When users open the attached document (filename: hhdl burma_001.doc), it attempts to exploit a Word vulnerability which in turn tries to drop a Trojan horse onto the victim's PC. Sophos proactively detects the malicious document as Exp/1Table-B and the Trojan it tries to install as Agent-CGU.

Sophos experts note that to add even more credibility to the message and to encourage a greater number of victims to open the attachment, a link to official website of the Dalai Lama was included.


More info available at the link provided above.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 12:38 AM
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Report that India has renewed pressure on the Burma regime.
More information is available here



NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Giant neighbour and friend India renewed pressure on Myanmar on Tuesday to hasten political reform, saying it had urged the military rulers to consider probing the use of force on pro-democracy campaigners.

"The minister also expressed the hope that the process of national reconciliation and political reform, initiated by the government of Myanmar, would be taken forward expeditiously," the foreign ministry statement said.

"Further, he suggested that the government could consider undertaking an inquiry into recent incidents and the use of force," it added.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 01:14 AM
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The arrest List also linked in post above has been rumoured to contain a virus.
To the best of my knowledge this is unfounded - I have downloaded the list to my computer and (so far) there is no virus detected. But best to be alert to the possibility.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 02:30 AM
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Hasnt got directly to do with these protests.

Might help a bit by putting Total under pressure though.
In Belgium an official investigation is reopened against Total and their awareness of and being possibly involved in crimes against Humanity.
The case was closed because the case was done on demand of refugees and one has to have Belgian Nationality to have a case for the highest court.
However since then one refugee gained the Belgian Nationality and due to recent events asked to reopen the case. Which has been granted.
It is unsure if it is going to become a real case in front of the court or not.
However one lawyer claims the facts are clear. Total is guilty of forcing people building a pipe and even torturing people while building it.

Source (Flemmish Newspaper so site also not in English)



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 04:16 AM
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Foreign journalists asked to leave Burma.
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Expressen said on its website that the man, who identified himself as Hay Chu, offered to provide the tabloid's journalist "safe passage home" since police "can no longer guarantee the safety of foreigners."



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 04:17 AM
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A call to show the child monks are safe.
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Show us then Sir, show us Burma’s child novice monks like these, show them to us, guarantee their safe passage has been upheld… since you ordered young soldiers to raid the monasteries, drag the monks to the deep jungle, killing them and hiding their bodies, since you ordered soldiers to invade monasteries to harm monks in sacred space, to set fires, to surround monasteries and not allow food into the monasteries, beating up all Burmese who love the monks and want to help them….



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 04:19 AM
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Link
to video interview with an eyewitness.

Reuters reporter Siddhartha Dubey talks to Patrick, an eye witness who spent 3 days in Yangon during some of the most violent demonstrations.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 06:25 AM
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What is it saying? At work here, cant look with sound



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 06:44 AM
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He says that he wasn't present when anyone was shot and only saw one person arrested. He was at Wednesdays protest. He says that the monks kept everyone organised and moving. He heard a lot of reports of various violence and carried out a CD with footage on it that others had given him as well as his own photos.
He says that the whole event was inspiring and that he believes the democracy movement can win this time, they have to.



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