saffron revolution

The group fights for democracy through creative means, such as graffiti, music and art.
"I had a really bad weekend," Burma says. "Or a really good one," says the shrink. "The first reasonably free-and-fair election since 1990?"
Failed "color revolutions" expose the leaders for who they really are. During these delicate moments, international support is more -- not less -- justified.
Maybe Muslims, like China, need autocracy. Maybe stability means more than political freedom. Maybe some cultures or countries are just not capable of. . . of what? Responsible democracy?
Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!
Aung San Suu Kyi's release is no trivial event. Her new found freedom is not only a testament to her resilience, but also to the enduring strength of the democratic movement in Burma.
W. Lance Bennett, News: The Politics of Illusion Finally, when information is in short supply and time is of the essence
Just because we can't see protesters any longer doesn't mean they aren't there. The Burmese regime wants us to believe their
Three years ago, Buddhist monks organized peaceful demonstrations in the streets of Burma. What they got in return was a violent crackdown by the state. And now, the country is ushering in a new form of politics: electoral authoritarianism.
This election is evidence that their last shreds of political legitimacy have evaporated. The international community has to recognize this inevitable "victory" for what it is -- the last gasp of a decaying system.
Burma VJ follows DVB video journalist "Joshua" from the days just before the explosive events of September 2007 through the
Profits from a fundraiser will go to support the orphaned Burmese refugees housed at the Child Protection and Education Center at Mae Tao Clinic.
Burmese monks talk to HuffPost about Suu Kyi's arrest, repression in Burma and the state of the democracy movement about a year and a half after the Saffron Revolution.
Watching Burma VJs, it's natural to wonder how best the United States can help. With our motives suspect, it might not be a good idea for us to intervene directly beyond sanctions.
At 60 years, the Karen resistance against the three A's -- annihilation, absorption, and assimilation -- is either the world's longest-running war for independence or its most extended exercise in futility.
When good visuals became more difficult to obtain, the story started to disappear from the media.