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· September, 2007

Stories about War & Conflict from September, 2007

Iran: Ahmadinejad's Speech at Columbia University

  29 September 2007

Iranian President,Mahmoud Ahmadineajd’s speech at Columbia University in New York and university president Lee C. Bollinger’s criticism and tough words during his introduction remarks on Monday 24 September have become a hot topic in media throughout the world. Several Iranian and American bloggers have reacted to the incident. NikAhang Kosar,a...

Myanmar: Internet Blocked

  28 September 2007

The follwing post is from a Burmese blogger who wishes to remain anonymous. There have been massive support from Myanmar bloggers for the current protest activities, and the whole Myanmar blogosphere is overwhelmed with news and photos. Because of that, Myanmar Junta got chickened out and banned the political blogs,...

Myanmar: Soldiers fighting each other

  28 September 2007

Yangon Thu has linked to reports coming in from Myanmar (via Mizimma, in Burmese) talking about infighting between the factions in the army. “The Battalions from Middle Burma and South East Burma are said to have left for Yangon. Rumors are rampant that there is trouble within the Army itself...

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Myanmar: Soldiers back down in Mandalay

  28 September 2007

Monks continued their protests on Thursday, 27th September. The following post has links to the happenings on September 27, and eyewitness accounts and translated excerpts from Burmese blogs sent in by a Burmese blogger.

Thailand: Sharing Myanmar's Shame

  27 September 2007

Fringer says Thailand shares Myanmar's shame as Thai leaders are not making a stand against the ruling regimen in Myanmar and their handling of the protests by monks and civilians.

Myanmar: An Australian View of the Protests

  27 September 2007

Australian author and journalist Mark Bowling writes “History shows that eventually, regimes like Burma's military junta can't last. People need their dignity and are resilient enough to hold out for basic human rights.”

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Myanmar: Updates From 26 September

  26 September 2007

A Burmese living abroad, An expatriate blogger in Thailand, a Malaysian politician and an Indian blogger share their views on the happenings in Myanmar. Monks and civilians are continuing the protests even after the ruling regime warned the people to stop the protests.

Myanmar: Voices from the Region

  25 September 2007

Myanmar's government is warning the protesters to stay off the streets following a large demonstration in Yangon yesterday. The protesters are being led by monks and they are demanding more freedom and roll-back of price hikes announced earlier this month. Bloggers from the neighboring countries are posting their thoughts and...

Sudan: The future of the “African solution”

  25 September 2007

The African Dove discusses the “African solution”: Africa, following the times of colonization, has fostered an attitude of “African solutions to solve African problems”. After years of severe oppression and domination by western countries, the last thing newly independent African countries wanted was more westerners meddling in their domestic issues.

One Million Voices for Peace

  24 September 2007

What is the One Million Voices campaign all about and could peace in the Middle East be a reality? Also, what role is the internet and blogging playing in this mass movement, which over 500,000 Israelis and Palestinians have signed up for so far? Global Voices Online caught up with campaign Communications Coordinator Erin Pineda who discusses with us the ambitious project, which aims to amplify the voices of the 'moderate silent majority' caught up in the conflict.

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