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Wednesday, 26 September 2007

  • Leading article: The lame duck goes a-hunting his legacy
    Thursday, 27 September 2007

    True, he announced stricter sanctions against the military regime in Burma, and reeled off the familiar list of other "brutal regimes" – from Belarus to Cuba and Zimbabwe – which he singled out for special criticism. He also demanded that UN members ...

  • Gordon Brown: I want to tell the regime: stand down the troops. The age of impunity is over
    Thursday, 27 September 2007

    Even after 17 years of imprisonment and house arrest, she sends a message to the world that no confinement or prison cell, no intimidation or brutality, no personal loss or even the threat to life itself can ever destroy her spirit nor her faith in h...

  • Leading article: People power and a junta whose days are numbered
    Wednesday, 26 September 2007

    The doubling of fuel prices by the regime last month was the spark for these demonstrations. But discontent within the country has been growing for decades. Horrific misgovernment and oppression by the military regime have turned this once prosperous...

  • John Bercow: This vile regime in Burma has to be confronted
    Wednesday, 26 September 2007

    At long last Burma, one of the world's most under-reported human rights tragedies, dominates our media – and has begun to claim the attention of our politicians. I returned last week from a visit to the India-Burma border, with the human rights chari...

  • Letters: Democracy in Burma
    Thursday, 27 September 2007

    Perhaps the most depressing consequence of Total's presence in Burma has been its malign influence on French foreign policy. In order to protect Total's interests, the French government has become an obstacle to any serious strengthening of EU measur...

  • Leading article: Wanted: a watchdog with bark and bite
    Thursday, 27 September 2007

    Each August, the release of GSCE and A-level results is accompanied by a chorus of self-congratulation from ministers and schools about how, under Labour, results are continually getting better. With equal regularity we hear Opposition spokesmen and ...

  • Sue Arnold: What has happened to my family in Burma?
    Thursday, 27 September 2007

    That isn't his real name of course – God knows it wouldn't help if the authorities knew that he had a journalist aunt in England. Last time I heard from my family in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State up near the Chinese border, he was in a monaster...

  • Letters: Zimbabwe
    Wednesday, 26 September 2007

    In the early years after independence I was the British government's representative on the committee in Harare that approved the resettlement projects that both governments jointly financed, including the cost of land purchase and infrastructure. Eac...

  • Leading article: The NHS must serve its patients
    Wednesday, 26 September 2007

    And this is welcome news. At least, it seems, ministers have been listening to the sometimes humdrum complaints of those who use the NHS. From those in full-time employment who find it difficult to make an appointment, let alone a convenient appointm...

  • Mark Farmaner: Fine words - but not nearly enough action
    Wednesday, 26 September 2007

    For more than 17 years Burmese people have called on the international community for help. The Burma Campaign UK was set up in 1991 in response to that call. At first, our task was to raise awareness of human rights abuses, collecting evidence to pre...

  • Martin Hickman: It would be neither fair nor helpful to ban all air freight
    Wednesday, 26 September 2007

    Wasting less food would be far more effective still. About a third of food is wasted between farm and fork. According to the Government's Waste Resources Action Programme (Wrap), half of what we put in the bin could have been eaten – and if you think...

  • Michael McCarthy: Inventive compromise may be the answer to dilemma
    Wednesday, 26 September 2007

    Slimbridge shows instantly why the gaping mouth of the Severn is special in wildlife terms. On the warm western edge of Europe, the estuary is a winter haven not only for wild swans and geese but for many thousands of wading birds from all over the c...

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