8888 ‘s memories(Video)

20 years on: How much closer to the goals of 8888?

Htet Aung Kyaw


Aug 5, 2008 (DVB)–While the whole world is busy with the Beijing Olympics, many Burmese are preparing for the 20th anniversary of the 8888 uprising which falls on 8 August 2008, or 080808.

But how many Burmese people have seriously reviewed how far this 20-year journey has taken them towards the goals of 8888?

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Rangoon Students Launch 8.8.88 Pamphlet Campaign


Tuesday,August 5,2008

University students in Rangoon have launched an anti-government pamphlet and poster campaign ahead of the 20th anniversary on August 8 of the 1988 uprising.

Students at Rangoon’s Dagon University have also written to its rector and vice-rector asking them to participate in protest actions in commemoration of the uprising, an assistant lecturer told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday.

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The 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Full text of 2008 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration issued by Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba at a memorial ceremony on Wednesday, the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.


Another August 6, and the horrors of 63 years ago arise undiminished in the minds of our hibakusha, whose average age now exceeds 75. “Water, please!” “Help me!” “Mommy!” — On this day, we, too, etch in our hearts the voices, faces and forms that vanished in the hell no hibakusha can ever forget, renewing our determination that “No one else should ever suffer as we did.”

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Hiroshima marks 63rd anniversary of world’s first nuclear attack

Toru Yamanaka ,  AFP

Published: Wednesday, August 06, 2008

HIROSHIMA – The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday marked the 63rd anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack amid hope the next U.S. president will work for the abolition of atomic weapons.

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The Peace Declaration


The Peace Declaration

In 1947, the second year after Hiroshima experienced the disaster of the world’s first atomic bombing, Hiroshima held a Peace Festival in the hope of developing it into a global-scale event to help convey Hiroshima’s desire for lasting peace to people around the world.

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On 888 to remember 8888

Source Burma Digest


Remember 8888 on 888


Source Burma Digest

The other way may be the better way

The Star Online

The other way may be the better way

Stray Thoughts By A. Asohan

From entertainment to political ideologies, it often pays to go off the beaten path and look beyond the mainstream.

THESE days, the alternative is vogue in Malaysia … but apparently only when it comes to the media.

While most Malaysians see the value of expanding their horizons when it comes to information and opinion dissemination, they — the mainstream of Malaysian society, at least — have yet to apply this new-found drive to other spheres.

Which is a pity. From the arts to political science, there is value to be found in exploring and examining the less well-known.

Sure, you may stumble here and there, but ultimately, you get to forge your own path and become your own person.

Or as REM reminds us in Walk Unafraid:

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‘Internet media and blogs are here to stay’

The Star Online

‘Internet media and blogs are here to stay’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government and civil servants must be ready to adapt to the new media whether they like it or not, said Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

“Business cannot be as usual for us, and our best defence against the new media is to continue to be clean, honest and efficient in our public delivery system.

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