The Real News: Myanmar death toll climbs over 70,000 UPDATED

The Real News reports on the rising death toll and ongoing aid efforts in Myanmar (Burma) following the devastation wrought by Tropical Cyclone Nargis: Related: UN suspends aid flights to Myanmar after junta seizes supplies: NY Times. UPDATE: Reuters reports that the UN will resume aid flights and has...

Slacker Friday: Half An Ass Is Better Than None

Still recovering from a recent bout with the flu, so this week’s edition is even more slacker-iffic than usual. Hopefully by Monday I will have mitigated all overriding meatworld concerns enough to at least mail it in, as opposed to phoning it in (hell–forget half-assed telecom blogging;...

Burmese Junta: “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Visas!”

The military junta in Burma continues its retort to the “all words, no action” posturing invoked so far by world leaders gathered in New York.  The world’s calls for restraint and the dispatching of a UN envoy have had zero effect on the Burmese military. During the night, there were...

At UN, Bush Forgets to Mention Iraq

FROM ROOTERS NEWS SERVICE: In his annual lecture at the delegates of the UN, President Bush proposed tough new sanctions against the repressive military government of Myanmar. Denouncing the recent crackdown on demonstrators with a wistful sigh, he exclaimed, “I can’t get away with that kind of...

And So the Violence Starts …

In Burma, the BBC is reporting police beatings of monks and the arrests of key dissidents. Another report claims tear gas is being used. The military junta has simply been emboldened by the World’s refusal to do anything other than toothless PR...

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