Breaking news…Burma’s junta shuts down Burma’s Internet connection
The “burgundy revolution” apparently continues in Burma with much bloodshed in the streets as the army tries to suppress a popular revolt. While the western media has been banned from Burma for decades, bloggers were still getting out local information and pictures. The government has now cut off Burma’s Internet connection from the outside world, many or most of Burma’s blogs went off-line hours ago.
Some are still updating though, a blog by a student from Burma living in London is still up and running. To keep abreast of the what is happening in the streets of Burma visit Ko htike’s prosaic collection. People are risking their lives to get these pictures to the west, so it was the least I could do to pass them along. Other sites still on line: Democratic Voice of Burma and Mogok Media. Much of the text on these sites is not in English I am afraid.
God help the people of Burma, I urge everyone to do what little they can to support the protesters and the brave people of Burma who are trying to bring light and freedom to one of the world’s most undemocratic nations. This is the true battle of good versus evil, it’s time to take a stand.
Berkeley, 28 September, 2007
(The above image is claimed as Fair Use under US copyright law. Credit: unknown.)