04 October 2007

Free Burma

The generals have apparently pulled the plug on most of the internet and other forms of communication in Burma because they don't want the news spreading at home that they are being watched by the world and the world don't like what it sees.

Free Burma!

A show of solidarity is still worthwhile though because China, India and Russia all have links and influence and can be influenced themselves. Probably not by a small bunch of bloggers but a big bunch of bloggers can help raise the issue in the news, just think how much journalists love to cover interweb stories, it can all be done from the safety of the office and cheaply too.


  1. I was talking to a colleague from Burma the other day. He was saying he dare ask if they are in any danger when he calls home as the phones are tapped.

    In the 50's Burma was one of the richest nations in asia, now it is one of the poorest. All due to the corruption of the army leadership.

    Very sad.

  2. Its not much, but I've blogged about it too, and signed one of the e-petitions calling for the UN Secretary General to get involved.

    My grandfather was awarded the Burma Star for his part in defending Burma during World War 2. If he was alive today I'm sure he'd be furious.

  3. Thank you for helping. FREE Burma!!!

    Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week. The only country that has any influence over Myanmar is China, and they can't and won't push too hard. There is too much Oil & Gas there that they need.

    The UN must do something, but they never use military force to fight.
    That is a huge problem.

    Illegal drug and ruby fortunes are a BIG part of this too.

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe wants
    complete narco states

    criminals in power
    loving the corrupt drug war

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    shoot peaceful protesters

    calling for democracy
    which you must never allow

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe thinks
    keep trying communism

    you can never KILL too much
    pursuing Utopia...