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John Walsh: Obama's book is an exercise in vanity

Heroism is in the news, in the graceful person of Aung Sun Suu Kyi, released from house arrest and immediately calling, with virtually her first breath of freedom, for a peaceful revolution in Burma. It was as if her 20-odd years of incarceration had been a mere detail, a hiccup, a weekend mini-break.

Junta warns against complaints after Suu Kyi's vow to investigate elections

Burma's military government warned against filing complaints over the 7 November election yesterday. This could spell trouble for the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has vowed to investigate alleged voting irregularities.

Baroness Kinnock: Release should be the start of a process of real change

Ban Ki-Moon must take the lead in persuading the regime to start genuine talks with ethnic groups

Dominic Lawson: Smash a window, lose the argument

Non-violence is a hard road to tread. But liberation movements based on brute force are corrupted by the experience

Suu Kyi prepares route for peaceful revolution

First the euphoric, then the mundane. Having been at the centre of a thrilling, dizzying 36 hours of cheering crowds and flashing cameras, Burma's democracy icon yesterday had to get practical with issues such as the drains and rent.

Isabel Hilton: A triumph for moral authority

When strong regimes show their fear of weak individuals, their own vulnerability stands revealed. So it is with Burma's generals

Leading article: Aung San Suu Kyi's freedom is just the start of a long road

The scenes of rejoicing in Rangoon following the release of Aung San Suu Kyi inevitably cast many people's minds back to the day when another famous pro-democracy leader, Nelson Mandela, was freed just over 20 years ago.

'You must eat rice to give you strength for the struggle ahead'

Supporters receive a message of hope from their heroine

'I'm not free until the people are free' - Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi electrifies her followers – and vows to continue the struggle

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for freedom of speech

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed thousands of supporters today, the day after her release from house arrest.

Leading article: Suu Kyi's liberty is only the start

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader, is obviously a cause for celebration – but we have to be realistically doubtful about the prospects of change in Burma. While it is just possible that her freedom might light the slow-burning fuse of a popular uprising against the military junta, it is likely that her release is, on the contrary, an indicator of the regime's confidence and strength. Unlike her release in 2002, which was part of a dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations, this time it forms no part of a recognition by the junta that it needs to engage with her or her party, the National League for Democracy, which it recently dissolved.

Matthew Bell: The <i>IoS</i> Diary (14/11/10)

A priceless heirloom, with no reserve

Today, Suu Kyi will begin a new campaign for democracy

The nation's opposition leader is freed, and will rally her supporters when she meets them at noon at her party's headquarters

The return of Burma's accidental heroine

Aung San Suu Kyi's decision to go back to Rangoon to nurse her mother in 1988 propelled her into world politics. Peter Popham recalls meeting her

Aung San Suu Kyi walks free

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally walked to freedom today amid massive cheers from elated supporters who flooded the streets outside her home in Burma.



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