Two thoughts on the tragedy in Myanmar

First off, I’m not sure what’s more tragic: the damage caused by the cyclone or the paranoid Myanmar government’s refusal to let in outside aid workers — letting their own citizens die.   As an American citizen, this especially pisses me off because it’s not too often that I...

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...