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Thursday, 27 September 2007

  • Leading article: The perfect springboard for an autumn election
    Friday, 28 September 2007

    The disappearance of Tony Blair, and the consequent end of the old civil war between Blairites and Brownites, has had a refreshing consequence. Away from the conference hall could be found a free-ranging discussion about the direction of the party. T...

  • Pascal Khoo-Thwe: The West must confront Burma's supporters
    Friday, 28 September 2007

    But it has happened again like it did in 1988 when the people of Burma showed their displeasure at the ruling power with nationwide protests and paid for it with their lives when thousands were killed as a result of the uprising. The situation in the...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Burmese plight
    Friday, 28 September 2007

    I was a young surgeon at the Rangoon General Hospital during the 1988 uprising and I saw many students in their uniforms shot brutally in the head and chest, not to maim but to kill as many as possible. We were shot at while treating injured patients...

  • Leading article: Retreat from democracy
    Friday, 28 September 2007

    Riot police assembled around the Election Commission and Supreme Court in Islamabad. Trucks and shipping containers were installed overnight to block roads leading to the capital. Since the weekend, more than 200 opposition party leaders and members ...

  • 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...

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