Still not much news or progress from what I can hear.
There are some good clips on the Burmese and the various ethnic groups in Myanmar on YouTube. I currently waiting for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfqi6IpFWT4...feature=related
to download and also watched some by brooklynmonk1 who is actually a martial arts video guy. Interesting - He wrote some good stuff about the Shan also and I will put a link to that here soon.
Also I have a video from the Karen - a couple years old now - but showing the situation they were in then - video last seen by me, lending it to Thellie - so please all write to him and tell him to give it back. I also sent copies of it to Australian politicians who were of course silent on the whole matter. (although Senator Bob Brown has raised the issue in the past).
Hmmm, the last issue of Irrawady asked the very arrogant question of why didn't the various ethnic groups come to help when the protests were happening in Rangoon. Hmmm, actually you could ask why haven't the Burmese (or others) helped them in their 50 years of fighting for independence.
It also covered some of the mixed issues with some of the generals of the various armies fighting the Burmese - unfortunately some are mixed up in shady businesses which distract from the aim of fighting the Burmese.
The Irrawady magazine or website is a good source for info on Burmese issues - but it seems a bit political and with a slant to the Burmese opposition - the good guys when compared to the Junta - but not necessarily representing everyone.
Lastly - there has been some recent news about some interest in the various opposition groups and armies in working together more - this is great. If a more coordinated effort against the junta could occur from all sectors of society then there may be some progress. Aung San Suu Kyi has also recently said that she would work with the ethnic groups.
Oh - the new Rambo movie seems a big hit with many people from Burma.
That is it - I hope for the best for the normal people, environment and animals in Burma