In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
Non-Violent Civil Resistance in Burma

Whatever your persuasion, pray or cross your fingers!

The international community fears a repeat of 1988, when government troops brutally suppressed a popular uprising, killing some 3,000 people.

Truck loads of soldiers have been seen moving into the center of Rangoon. The government is blaming rogue dissidents for the unrest.

The protesters came out even though the junta warned it would "take action" after some 100,000 people marched

They have been joined by large numbers of students and supporters who until Monday had stood on the sidelines cheering the monks.

Along with Buddhist flags, some marchers carried flags bearing the image of a fighting peacock, which was used by students in the 1988 pro-democracy uprising.

In Rangoon, monks led the way from the revered Shwedagon Pagoda, which has become a focal point of the growing protests.

Tens of thousands of Burmese defied warnings by the military junta, and staged another day of marches in cities across the country.


Boris said...

I heard national celebrities and shakers are joining up in the demonstrations. Once that happens, the tipping point may be near.

LittleBill said...

Thanks for your very important contribution, Yellow Dog. Also, thanks for reminding people that my blog is still here, even if sometimes I'm too full of pain pills to get here.

And to my fellow bloggers, I haven't forgotten you. I'll be back.

Boris said...

You know what I think? Well, I don't think you're going to want to hear this, but that's all the more why you need to.

I say, take the visas away from Burmese students in the USA. How many are they? I don't know. But I say, send them back. They are the children of the upper crust in Burma. They are the children of privilege. They are the children of the top brass of the Burma military. They are going to do nothing for democracy. Their daddies are the top fascist brass in Burma. Send them back. No Visas for fascists or the children of fascists. Embarrass them. Hound them off the ivy fucking league colleges campuses. Make them go back and stew in the same medieval juice that their less-fortunate peers have to suffocate in. When those fucking generals see their sons and daughters coming home with their suitcases full of their finery, they'll understand that there is no escape from Burma - even for their children - other than change.