TIME:Learn to Love The Revolution

There’s no need to panic.

Revolutions are messy affairs. They don’t follow the easy logic of middle-school textbooks. Hostilities in the American Revolution broke out a year before the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution was not ratified until nearly seven years after the decisive battle at Yorktown.

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Libya’s War of the Colonels: Col. Gaddafi Meet Col. Hussein

At a former Army Air Defense base in a darkened, partially constructed neighborhood of Benghazi, Colonel Tarek Saad Hussein is readying the revolutionary forces for the ultimate battle. Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi will likely fight to the death in order to keep control of his capital Tripoli, according to soldiers and revolutionary activists alike. But the banners in front of Benghazi’s High Court read: “Libya, one body. Tripoli, our heart.” The east is now under opposition control, but Libya will not split, they say: the revolution is not over until Tripoli is won and a dictator is toppled.

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Al Jazeera:Lessons from Philippines’ ‘People Power’ revolt

Reuters:U.N. Security Council to meet, Libya hands out cash

(Reuters) – The Libyan coastal town of Zawiyah was under the control of anti-government protesters on Friday, a witness said, bringing a popular uprising against Muammar Gaddafi within 50 km of the capital Tripoli.

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Massacre in Libya as pilots seek asylum in Malta

Two Libyan Air Force colonels landed their single-seater jet fighters in Malta just minutes before the strafing and bombing of civilians began in Tripoli yesterday.

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China cracks down on call for ‘Jasmine Revolution’

BEIJING – Chinese authorities cracked down on activists Saturday as a call circulated online for people to gather in 13 cities Sunday for a “Jasmine Revolution.”

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US researchers hopeful for dengue vaccine

AFP

Promising advances have been made in the testing of possible vaccines to prevent the mosquito-borne dengue virus, which kills 25,000 people every year, researchers said Thursday.

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Where the generals play and the people pay

The Rangoon Auto Salon is pulsing. Three dozen of Myanmar’s rich and powerful have put their muscle cars and SUVs on display for the invitation-only event, held outside a nightclub where a bottle of foreign liquor costs more than the average monthly salary.

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Bangkok Post:’You’re now on the dead list’

Reports of atrocities committed by Burmese soldiers against ‘convict porters’ destroy any slim hopes that the shift to a ‘civilian political system’ will somehow dilute the military’s absolute power

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LAtimes:In Myanmar, colonial-era buildings risk demolition

The British colonial-era buildings in Yangon are in dire need of repair after years of neglect. Activists seek to preserve the structures, which they fear will be leveled by Chinese property developers.

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Myanmar expected to cancel profit tax in April

Myanmar is expected to cancel profit tax and levy only income tax and commercial tax in the next fiscal year 2011-12 starting on April 1, the local weekly Messenger News reported Sunday.
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BBC:Burma media warns of ‘tragic end’ for Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma’s state media have published their first direct criticism of the democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi since her release from house arrest.

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The Panglong Agreement

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Suu Kyi’s party seeks talks with West on sanctions

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