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  • Leading Article: Peaceful defiance meets brute force in the duel for democracy in Burma
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    The clampdown extended to the airwaves. The limits of modern communications for revolutionary purposes became apparent as telephone lines were cut, the internet and mobile phone signals blocked. The vivid eyewitness accounts that had brought Burma's ...

  • 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...

  • The Third Leader: Laughing matter
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    We would offer the consolation that an ability to remember punch lines is hardly the highest standard of wit. And isn't the secret of the British sense of humour an appetite for self-deprecation and mockery rather than a talent for pre-rehearsed shti...

  • Letters: Global warming
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    Sir: There is a fundamental flaw in the idea that global warming might be controlled by enhancing ocean mixing (27 September). Areas where natural upwelling occurs, such as the equatorial Pacific, are highly productive, but they are also areas where ...

  • Leading Article: Bush's hollow words on climate change
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    The noises emanating from the meeting, which gathered together 16 of the world's most polluting countries, suggested progress. The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, stressed that all nations need to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and ...

  • 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 ...

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