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Burma Slow to Recover; Torch climbs Everest May 8, 2008

Posted by Philip Ryan in Burma, News, Tibet.
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Five days after the storm, Burma’s main city of Rangoon is paralyzed and lacks basic services, but the death toll there was small, 400 or so, compared with the Irrawaddy Delta. Food, water, and other necessities are desperately needed on the delta, which was slammed by the incoming storm, and aid teams are stuck waiting in Thailand for permission to cross the border.

Meanwhile, with very little fanfare outside the Chinese media echo-chamber, the torch summits Everest.

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1. DJ Voton - May 10, 2008

…and James Shaheen publishes an editorial in Tricycle, writing that America is the moral equivalent of China and Burma. One word, James: move. I’ll be at the airport to wave goodbye.


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