This morning, while listening to Radio 4 (I know, see this short) I started a train of thought about how numbers are thrown around in the media, and how people possibly don’t fully appreciate what they mean. People talk about something costing £56 million, £15 billion or the EU bailout fund which runs into trillions. When […]
I know it’s political, but it is inspirational. I hope for the sake of a lot of people that he will do his job well.
The Burma Campaign UK, along with a number of other organisations, are holding a global day of action for Burma’s cyclone victims. I’m sure that this situation is not far from anyone’s heart. It’s reported that over 1.5 million people are at serious risk from diseases such as cholera, dysentery and malaria and may die […]
While watching ‘In The Name Of The Father‘ last night, i surprised to hear how people reacted to the initial introduction of the terrorism laws which allowed the police to hold people for up to 7 days without charge. That was in 1975. It is now up to 28 days, and current government proposals want […]
Burma Campaign UK has announced two petitions calling for action. TAKE ACTION The Burma Campaign UK and MTV have joined forces again to call for action by the United Nations Security Council. Visit http://www.mtvburmaaction.com to email the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. TAKE ACTION Email […]
Check out and feel free to sign these petitions on the current situation in Burma.
There’s a host of things happening this Saturday (6th October) in support of the current situation in Burma. You can access full information on everything that’s happening by checking out their Facebook page. Edinburgh is hosting a ‘Run for Relief‘ in the meadows, followed by a lunch which will be addressed by Zoya Phan, a […]
There’s been a lot on the news recently about Burma in relation to the protests, but very little about the atrocities that have been happening there for years. I get the impression that the government have done an amazingly good job of stopping the news getting out of the country. While there, you somehow learn […]
BBC News has reported that midnight raids on Buddhist temples carried out by armed police has seen over 200 monks being beaten and locked up, just a day after 5 monks have been reported dead in the country’s biggest city, Yangon. China and Russia have vetoed the UN proposal to condemn the government’s actions, with […]