Monday, October 08, 2007

monday reads

As the UN Security Council prepares for a critical session on Burma tomorrow, India has broken ranks with Burma’s normally united front of supporters, issuing a call for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be released from house arrest...

Iraq urges Blackwater prosecution

An official inquiry found the guards had not been attacked, as they had claimed, calling it a deliberate crime.

BBC News website's Kate McGeown returning from Rangoon
One woman told me that, for her, the most amazing thing about taking part in the protests was that everyone there trusted each other - something she had not experienced for a long time.

Fear is endemic in Burma, but then so too is bravery.

Each person taking part in the protests knew they were putting their lives at risk, yet they did so anyway.

Juan Cole
It is one of the great ironies that in the wake of September 11 and the illegal war on Iraq, the Bush administration has ended up de facto giving safe harbor to two major terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Stem cell research earns scientists Nobel Medicine prize

Paul Krugman: ...Mr. Bush hasn’t strayed from the path at all. On the contrary, he’s the very model of a modern movement conservative.

Anti-war protesters to defy ban for Parliament march (Independent UK)

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