Pro-Democracy protests in Burma

I rarely blog about such serious topics but it looks like the political situation in Burma (Myanmar) is getting worse and worse. Yesterday morning I woke up to news that Burmese nationals in Jamaica were protesting in front of various embassies and offices in Kingston. Embassies such as the Mexican Embassy, Chinese Embassy and even the local United Nations Office. Now this morning I wake up to news that a Japanese journalist has been killed by Burmese soldiers and it was all caught on camera. As expected Japan is outraged, because video footage of the incident clearly shows the Japanese journalist named Kenji Nagai being shot at close range in the chest by a soldier.

Still no action from the United States who has always claimed to do anything within its power to spread democracy across the world, in fact no major western power has done anything mainly because many of them support the military regime in Burma. All connections to the outside world via the internet has been cut off and at least 10 people have been killed so far. Reading about this incident has been teaching me a lot about Burma, it’s culture, history and religion and I will be following the news to see how long it takes the world to answer the calls of the Burmese citizens for a free, democratic nation.

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13 thoughts on “Pro-Democracy protests in Burma

  1. Yeah man, all these casualties are so sad. Since I’m a journalism student I take things almost personally when I journalist is killed while doing his or her job.

    No joke. Where is the US (and rest of the free world) when masses of people actually step up and demand democracy?

    Good post man

  2. That’s horrible! You see, these are the things the news networks should be reporting on! As for the US, it’s hypocritical on its stance on democracy. If that country has something they want, they’ll tolerate them regardless of their political system.

  3. you know whats fucked up though.. for the first in my life i’m gonna put a foot down for the us. i bet anymoney if they intervene yougonna hear that they want japan technology or something.

    The bullshit stigma that people create affets everything even decisions… hmm should i help them.. they may think i just want something from them if i intervene maybe i should sit this one out.. i dunno.
    Get the gist of what i’m saying. I’m not saying this is how it is but its a certain possibilty.

  4. Ok i don’t understand you people. when the US goes into places we all quarrel and say y dis and y that… and we are right wen we cuss dem out about it.

    The international community is to blame for letting this thing go so far int he first place, mostly due to some tiefing people in europe especially, and china, who make money off supporting the status quo.

    since we shud be committed to principles of international law and order, maybe we shud find ways of supporting the people in Burma rising up for what they want. We shud find a way to force the Junta to deal with the other groups in the country and come to a solution.

    People in each country must do things too can’t always wait on the world to come and free u.

  5. Terrible whats going on with Burma. I agree somewhat with Kurt and Taylor; The U.S. really can’t win, can it? If they go into places, they get cussed, if they don’t, they get cussed. Anyway, Burma is more in Japan’s, India’s, China’s and Australia’s sphere of influence, and those are powerful countries in and of themselves, whay the backside don’t <b>THEY</b> go in, especially Japan, now they have had a journalist killed!

  6. excellent points Kurt and Mad Bull

    but

    The USA is the one that proclaimed to be the defenders of the free world and how will oppose all governments who defy the will of the people, in Japan’s case there is nothing they can do, the have a pacifist constitution which deny them using force, plus there is so much harm that sanctions a lone will do.

  7. Free Burma!
    International Bloggers’ Day for Burma on the 4th of October

    International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words β€žFree Burma!β€œ.

    http://www.free-burma.org

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