Tomorrow, in solidarity with other peace-loving bloggers around the world, The Buddha Diaries will be joining in International Bloggers Day for Burma. We also encourage readers to visit FreeBurma.org to learn about the October 6th Global Day of Action for Burma.
Just to recap the news, recent public demonstrations against the military junta in Burma have been brutally suppressed. As the New York Times reported:
Protests against Myanmar's government ignited in August over fuel prices hikes, but public anger ballooned into mass demonstrations led by Buddhist monks against 45 years of military dictatorship. Soldiers responded last week by shooting at unarmed demonstrators.As is now customary, bloggers are adding substantially to the international dialogue surrounding this humanitarian crisis. We've listed some of the better posts here:
- The Buddhist Blog has been devoting itself to extensive coverage of the situation for the past two weeks.
- Firedoglake posts a video with chilling images shot by Burmese residents.
- "Bloody Crackdown on Protesting Buddhist Monks in Burma," posted by Digital Dharma.
- thinkBuddha offers something a little more analytical
(Best thanks to Cardozo for preparing today's entry in The Buddha Diaries. I'll be back Friday. Blessings, PaL)