Ignorant Americans are paying for Israel’s war crimes in-spite of gloomy economy

Ignorant Americans are paying for Israel’s war crimes 

in-spite of  gloomy economy

Maybe, just maybe, its the policies that are all screwed up. And that means looking at the top. A nation raised on the fear of the holocaust, all ready to fight. Winning votes by being victorious in war crimes.

U.S. seeks ship to move arms to Israel
The U.S. is seeking to hire a merchant ship to deliver hundreds of tons of arms to Israel from Greece later this month, tender documents seen by Reuters show.

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) said the ship was to carry 325 standard 20-foot containers of what is listed as “ammunition” on two separate journeys from the Greek port of Astakos to the Israeli port of Ashdod in mid-to-late January.
A “hazardous material” designation on the manifest mentions explosive substances and detonators, but no other details were given.

“Shipping 3,000-odd tons of ammunition in one go is a lot,” one broker said, on condition of anonymity.

Americans, YOU are paying for all this stuff, at a time when 11 million of you have lost your jobs, and one out of every ten of you will lose your homes this year.

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Responsible Thai generals must be punished for torturing and killing of Imam

Responsible Thai generals must be punished

for torturing and killing of Imam

BANGKOK, Jan 11 – The death of an imam while in army custody last year will present Thailand’s new government with its first test of whether it can deliver justice in the country’s troubled southern provinces.

 

On Christmas Day, a court in Narathiwat ruled that 56-year-old imam Yapa Kaseng was tortured and killed while being interrogated by soldiers in March.

The body of the Muslim community leader bore evidence of blunt force trauma, including rib fractures. His lungs were punctured, and his body was covered with bruises, and had abrasions on the back.

The death of the imam has gone down as a landmark abuse case. Rarely has anyone been held accountable for deaths in custody a long-held complaint of locals as well as non-governmental organisations and watchdog groups like the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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The Beatles – Revolution

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If SPDC refused we need to revolt and fight (in Burmese)

If SPDC refused we need to revolt and fight

ျမန္မာလူထုက အမ်ိဳးသားေရးစိတ္ဒဏ္သင့္တဲ့ အနာ သံုးခါရိိွခဲ့ပါျပီ။ ဆရာၾကီးေရြဥေဒါင္းစကားနဲ ့ေျပာရင္ေတာ့ အသည္းႏွလံုးမွာ ဆူးၾကီးေပါက္ခဲ့သလိုခံစားခဲ့ရတာ။ ေဒၚမာမာေအးစကားနဲ ့ေျပာရင္ေတာ့ အသည္းနာကမၻာမေၾကနာ- မဟာနာက်ည္းမႈၾကီး ။ ဒါေတြကေတာ့
၁- ၈၈လႈပ္ရွားမႈၾကီးအနိမ္နင္းခံရျပီးေနာက္၊ ၁၉၉၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ရလဒ္အေကာင္အထည္မေပၚလာတာ။
၂- ၂၀၀၇ခုနစ္ စက္တင္ဘာ ေတာ္လွန္ေရးက ေတာင္းဆိုခ်က္ဘာတခုမွမရပဲ ရက္ရက္စက္စက္နိမ္နင္းခံခဲ့ရတာ။
၃- နာဂစ္မုန္းတိုင္း ခံရတဲ့ျပည္သူေတြအတြက္ နိင္ငံတကာအကူညီေတြကိုစစ္အစိုးရက ျငင္းဆန္ျပီး ေထာက္ပံမႈေတြကိုအလံုအေလာက္မလုပ္ေဆာင္ေပးခဲ့တာ ။ ဒီအေပၚမွာ လူထုက စိတ္ဒဏ္သင့္ခဲ့တယ္။ ဒီစိတ္ဓံသင့္မႈက အလြန္ အႏၱရယ္ရိွတယ္။ လူထုက ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအေပၚမွာ ယံုၾကည္မႈက်ဆင္းသြားေစတတ္တယ္။ ကိုယ္ကိုကိုယ္ ယံုၾကည္မႈက်ဆင္းသြားေစခဲ့တယ္။ ဒီအနာၾကီးကိုေျဖေဖ်ာက္ဖို ့အတြက္ လူထုကို ေမ်ာ္လင့္ခ်က္ေတြေပးဖို ့လိုတယ္။ ဒါကေတာ့ လူထုတိုက္ပြဲေတြ ျပန္လည္ေဖၚထုတ္ရမယ္။ နအဖ ရဲ ့ စီးပြားေရးျပစ္မွတ္ေတြကို တိုက္ခိုက္ဖို ့လိုတယ္။ ဒီလိုျဖစ္ရပ္မ်ိဳးက ၁၉၈၈ ခုနစ္ မတ္လ ၁၆ ရက္ တံတားနီအေရးခင္မွာ က်ေနာ္တို ့ ကို မဆလ စစ္အစိုးရက နိမ္နင္းခံခဲ့ရတဲ့အေျခအေနနဲ ့တူတယ္။ တံတားနီေက်ာင္းသားလႈပ္ရွားမႈမွာ ေက်ာင္းသား တရာေက်ာ္အသတ္ခံရတယ္။ သံုးေထာင္နီးပါးအဖမ္းခံရတယ္။ ငါးရာေက်ာ္ေက်ာင္းထုတ္ခံရတယ္။ ေက်ာင္းသားေတြကိုလံုထိမ္းကရက္ရက္စက္စက္ သတ္ျဖတ္ခံရမႈေၾကာင့္ ေက်ာင္းသားထုအတြင္းမွာ စိတ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာဒဏ္သင့္သြားနိင္တယ္။ အေၾကာက္လြန္သြားနိင္တယ္။ စိတ္အားငယ္မႈေတြျဖစ္လာနိင္တယ္။
ေခါင္းေဆာင္လုပ္သူေတြက ဒီအေျခအေနကို အေရာက္မခံဖို ့လိုတယ္။ ဒီေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို ့
သိမ္ၾကီးေစ်း စီရံုကို မီးတင္ရိႈ ့ခဲ့တယ္။ ဒီေတာ့ ေက်ာင္းသားထုနဲ ့လူထုက စိတ္အားျပန္လည္တက္ၾကြလာတယ္။ ငါတို ့ကိုမတရားလုပ္ျခင္တိုင္းလုပ္လို ့မရဘူး။ ငါတို ့ထဲမွာ မတရားမႈကိုရဲရဲရင့္ရင့္ ဆန္က်င္မဲ ့အင္အားစုေတြရိွေသးတယ္ဆိုတာကိုသိသြားလို ့ပဲ။ အခု အေျခအေနၾကီးကိုက်ေနာ္တို ့မၾကိဳက္ဘူး။ လူထုထဲမွာ က်ဆင္းေနတဲ့စိတ္ဓါတ္ကို ျပန္လည္တက္ၾကြလာနိင္ဖို ့အတြက္ တခ်ိဳ ့ျပစ္မွတ္ေတြကို က်ေနာ္တို ့ရွာေဖြ တိုက္ခိုက္သင့္တယ္လို ့တိုက္တြန္းလိုပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္ေဒါင့္တေနရာမွာေတာ့ မတရားမႈေတြကိုလက္တုန္ျပန္မဲ ့ အင္အားစုေတြရိွတယ္ဆိုတာကို ရဲရဲ ၀ံ၀ံျပသၾကပါစို ့။

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Let’s start a campaign to kick out Than Shwe and his thugs

Let’s start a campaign to kick out Than Shwe

and his thugs

Let’s start a campaign to kick out Than Shwe and his thugs bu showing our hatred and disapproval to them and reveal to the world that Myanmar Tatmadaw is the illegal ruler of our country, Burma.

Showing our hatred to SPDC and cohorts is another step forward for us from the ineffective nonviolent civil disobedience campaign.

We must start the campaign by brainwashing all the people with a propaganda barrage that it is disgraceful to be associated with the SPDC Junta and its affiliated groups that disguised as civilians. Myanmar/Burma needs self consciences people that hate this cruel military government.

We all have an obligation to devote our life to fighting for justice and the present time of SPDC shouting the victory success as if more then 92% of us had supported them and as if it has effectively nullify the 1990 NLD’s election win. We all have a responsibility not to give those injustices our practical support by keeping quiet, remained submissive, obedient, loyal and subservient.

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Let’s start a global struggle (in Burmese)

 Let’s start a global struggle (in Burmese)

 

ဒီစာကို Select ေပးၿပီးေရးပါ…ေန ့စြဲ -ေမလ ၂၆၊ ၂၀၀၈

ေလးစားအပ္ပါေသာ
ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပရိွညီအကိုေမာင္ႏွမအေပါင္းတို ့ခင္ဗ်ား

ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ ့ ဆီဒိုးနားေဟာ္တယ္ မွာက်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ျပီးသြားတဲ့ အလ်ဴရွင္မ်ား အစည္းေ၀း – Donors Meeting – အျပီးမွာ ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအေျခအေနဟာ အလြန္ကိုဆိုး၀ါးေနဆဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ပုသိမ္မွာရိွတဲ့ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားဟာ ေနရပ္ကိုအတင္းအၾကပ္ျပန္ပို ့တာခံေနရပါတယ္။ ဖ်ာပံု၊က်ိဳက္လတ္နဲ ့အျခားျမိဳ ့နယ္မ်ားမွာရိွတဲ့ ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားဟာလည္း မျဖစ္စေလာက္အကူညီတခါနစ္ခါလာေပးတာကလြဲလို ့ဘာတခုမွမရရိွေသးပါဘူး။

နဂ်စ္မုန္တိုင္းက က်ေနာ္တို ့ျပည္သူ သိန္းေပါင္းမ်ားစြာရဲ ့အသက္ကို တမဟုတ္ျခင္းေခ်ြခဲ့ပါတယ္။ မေသလို ့က်န္ခဲ့တဲ့ ၂သန္းနီးပါးျပည္သူေတြကေတာ့ ကုလသမဂနဲ ့အာဆီယံနိင္ငံေတြရဲ ့တေျဖးေျဖးျခင္းညင္းသတ္တာကိုခံရေတာ့မွာပါ။
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The Dawn of the Revolution in Burma

The Breach of Social Contract that Leads to

The Dawn of the Revolution in Burma

 SAN OO AUNG  in BURMA DIGEST

In the book Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes, wrote in 1642 about a minimalist state which was strangely similar to the present day Myanmar and SPDC Junta. Let’s compare that Leviathan State with the Myanmar under successive Military Dictators.

1.                   The threatened citizens:

  • With the civil war with the Ethnic Minorities leading to possible disintegration of the country.
  • Or with the foreign invaders leading to re-colonization.
  • Disappearance of Bama Race and Buddhist Religion. 

Burma (Myanmar) really has the most numbers of the armed rebels for about half a century.

So the Myanmar Military’s claim was even believed and echoed by some prominent ASEAN leaders.

But almost all of those Ethnic Minority rebels supported NLD leader Daw Aung San Su Kyi and are ready to stop the rebellion and give up the aim of separation from the Union if there is a formation of real democratic, secular, federal Union.

2.                   Hobbes called for a state where effective political power was concentrated in a single authority, the State. And it was in the hands of a minority of rulers or a single monarch. Real effective political power was concentrated in the hands of the ruling elite only. In Burma the Military under General Ne Win, Saw Maung and Senior General Than Shwe control the power very firmly and it is according to Hobbes principle.

3.                   Hobbes’ constant fear of civil conflict was his highest justification for the creation of this small but immensely powerful state machinery or Authoritarian or Dictator System with total control of the daily lives of ordinary citizens. And the whole population is depoliticized.

In Burma, as long as a person stayed away from politics he could do whatever he likes, but he need to grease the palms of the relevant authorities in every step.  This is in accordance to Hobbes’ idea of allowing the public to stay as they like provided they did not meddle with the affairs of state. The State, on the other hand, would interfere as little as possible in the affairs of the masses provided they ‘behaved’ themselves or in Myanmar terms bribed enough to the authorities. But under the excuse of internal security, the Military of Burma dictates control and watches almost all the activities of its citizens.

4.                   The state that Hobbes envisioned had peace, public order, openness and stability. But actually the power was absolute, centralized and personalized. In Burma there is a “peace agreement” with armed rebels but not with the unarmed NLD. Neither openness nor transparency at all prevails in Burma/Myanmar. The condition is quite fragile in Myanmar. The power is absolute, centralised and Myanmar Military Generals are still in absolute control.

5.                   The hidden element of Hobbes’ theory of the centralized State was the culture of fear and terror that usually develop if his model actually exists. Yes, that fear is the most important factor in Myanmar now. We all need to overcome that fear.

6.                   Today we see the real replica in present-day Myanmar (Burma) as if Myanmar could be called a model Leviathan State of Myanmar. Today we have seen the emergence of a powerful State apparatus of the Military in Myanmar, and it practically dominates all sectors of public life.

7.                   Like the many other blatantly oppressive and dictatorial regimes (such as the Philippines under Marcos or Indonesia under Suharto), the fierce and cruel power of Military dominate Myanmar since 1962 up to the present time.

8.                   In Burma the relentless intimidation and use of unnecessary brutal military might, combined with frequently changing random arbitrary ad hoc laws effectively suppressed and tamed the socio-political atmosphere. Thus for much of the Myanmar population, hard life continues boringly in slow pace and under constant fear.

9.                   The Myanmar Military’s promotion of an “open-market economy” has never changed  Myanmar public which has been already ruined into to a corruption based black-market lifestyle and leading to extreme materialism.

10.               Political activism and any public debate on matters political, cultural and philosophical is practically suppressed. For years, the quality of intellectual life in the media, local universities and the public arena has been stifled thanks to the cumulative effect of laws and regulations which have effectively robbed the ordinary citizens of their rights of free speech, association and assembly.

11.               Set against this is a state of Myanmar Military apparatus which has grown increasingly powerful, centralized and personalized. A cult of leadership has been developed in the country, centred on the personality and personal tastes and preferences leading to one man- show of Sr. General Than Shwe.

12.               Hobbes ‘Leviathan country’- intimidates and compels citizens to give in and toe the line all the time. The Military in Myanmar has been able to act in a coercive and forceful manner.

13.               Hobbes predicted that there is a limit to how far the State can go in its exercise of power. Hobbes social contract which binds the citizens to their State was based on mutual respect for a common concern: namely, to protect the interests of all parties concerned.

14.               Hobbes predicted that the citizens would no longer respect and obey the State if the latter was no longer protecting their interests.

The social contract effectively comes to an end when the State exceeds its limits and begins

to abuse the rights of the citizens arbitrarily, such as in cases of blatant abuse of power.

15.               At this point, Hobbes argues that, the citizens are no longer beholden to the state and thus are free to rebel.

If we look at the present day Myanmar under the SPDC Junta, this ‘invisible’ limit has been reached, and indeed, breached by the SPDC Military rulers.

In Myanmar today the SPDC had clearly crossed the line of our limit with his brutal cruelties on all the Ethnic Minorities, minority religions and almost all the citizens.

So it is the dawn of a revolution where the dominance of the authoritarian Military rulers is being questioned for the first time, thanks to the NLD under Daw Aung San Su Kyi and all the opposition groups.

The end result of this process will take some time. But one thing is for sure: the climate of fear and obedience which was so crucial in maintaining the system of autocratic centralized rule is now slowly diminishing, and Burmese citizens are beginning to question the legitimacy of the Military that has ruled them for so long.

SAN OO AUNG