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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2007, 12:07:07 PM »
ah, Berlynn, it breaks my fucking heart :(

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« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2007, 12:09:55 PM »
Isn't that just one fuck of a powerful image, though?
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2007, 12:14:06 PM »
Every time I come back to this thread my eyes well up again.

I wish I could push out of my fingers what I feel inside, it's just all so jumbled and angry and frustrated.

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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2007, 01:26:38 PM »
They are really inspiring people, aren't they? You watch them, and you sorta wish that North Americans were capable of that ...  

Forgive the superficial aside, but I just love the colours.

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« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2007, 01:33:01 PM »
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We further call upon the Government of Burma to release all other political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi.

What? You mean Suu Kyi has been taken away and needs release. She's been under house arrest for the last 12 years. I don't get that.

ETA - I updated self, no she is still in her residence, but they arrested her spokesperson.

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Also Thursday, security forces arrested Myint Thein, spokesman for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, family members said.

An Asian diplomat who spoke on condition of anonymity citing protocol told AP that Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, remained at her Yangon residence, where she has been held under house arrest for much of the past 18 years.

The diplomat said the junta had deployed more security forces around her house and on the road leading to it, with more than 100 soldiers inside the compound.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/s ... 39,00.html
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« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2007, 01:34:06 PM »
I think that refers only to her house arrest -- I haven't read that that has changed. I doubt they would dare to change it now.

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« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2007, 01:36:44 PM »
Apparently she was taken from her house and is currently in 'government custody'.  

There have been reports that media people have been targeted also, two photo-journalists attempting to record the military violence against peaceful demonstrators are said to have been killed.  Information trickles out, at great risk to those keeping the channels of communication open.

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« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2007, 01:38:27 PM »
They have taken her? Linky?
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« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2007, 01:43:20 PM »
I haven't read this anywhere before, but the BBC says this:

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Since Saturday, security has been tightened around her house, and protesters who have attempted to march to her gates have been turned away.

There have also been rumours that Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to the notorious Insein prison, although these remain unconfirmed.

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« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2007, 01:53:51 PM »
Bernier knows and hence the wording of the press release?
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« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2007, 01:58:20 PM »
I doubt that Bernier knows much. That statement sounds like boilerplate to me. She has been a prisoner for a long time, and while it makes a difference where she is kept, demanding her release is just standard. House arrest is prison.

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« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2007, 04:27:43 PM »
Ask me why I didn't take my camera with me and I'll tell you I really do not know!  I just never think of that.

Anyway, there were about a hundred in attendance at the Support Burma Rally in Regina today.  About a quarter of them were from the Burmese Canadian community, so that is a pretty good show of support from this little town and on such short notice.

Apparently, our local CBC interviewed my friend Trish, the author of the book on Burma which a number of people managed to hear this morning, so that brought a few out.  An Amnesty International representative spoke, albeit briefly and encouraged folks to head to the Amnesty website for additional action items.

So that's where I'm heading now...
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« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2007, 04:48:55 PM »
The Avaaz easy peasy petition.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_burma/
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« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2007, 02:37:43 PM »
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Ask me why I didn't take my camera with me and I'll tell you I really do not know!  I just never think of that.


Yeah, same here Berlynn. Those camera cell phones look more attractive all the time...

Luckily someone else got a photo of one of the monks at Toronto City Hall and wrote a nice blog post on it.

http://wolfewylie.blogspot.com/
"You cursed brat. Look what you\'ve done. I\'m melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?"

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« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2007, 03:22:55 PM »
I might have guessed one of my cohorts from the Sask Indy Media collective was taking photos for a reason. So that's why it didn't take my camera!
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