Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Protest against Burmese junta in Singapore Starbucks

The four million residents of Singapore lack a basic human right: freedom of assembly. It's against the law for Singaporeans to gather in groups of 5 or more without a permit.

Back in November 2007, in the wake of the junta's bloody crackdown, while the Southeast Asian nations' summit* was taking place in Singapore, some Burmese residents of Singapore invented a new really creative way to hold a protest under the circumstances.

SG Human Rights, Burmese staged peaceful demonstration in Singapore, SGHumanRights YouTube Channel (video)

Wisb07, Singapore Abduction - Part 1 and 2, Wisbo7 YouTube Channel, (2 videos)

The Online Citizen, TOC Breaking News: 50 Burmese nationals protest, (photos)

Psyeudonymity, Activists tests Singapore with Asean protest, (text, photos)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Rangoon protest leaders cross border into Thailand

After the bloody crackdown against the protesting monks of Burma in September 2007, several monks and other protest leaders fled to the border of Thailand. I spoke with monks and another protest leader at their hideout.

Jotman, "U Sandawara, one of the '4 escaped monks.'" Jotman.com (text, photos)
  • "Ashin Kovida, escaped monk & protest leader." (text, photos, video)
  • "U Pan Cher, Rangoon protest leader." (text, photos, video)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Burma monks' protest of 2007

In September 2007, Burma's monks began a series of protests. The protests would culminate in a bloody crackdown.

Wikipedia, Burmese anti-government protests, Wikipedia.

Jotman, Timeline of what happened in September 2007, JOTMAN.COM

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Plane crash in Phuket of 2007

Matt live-blogged the crash of 1-2-Go jet in Phuket, Thailand. Bangkok Pundit blogged the media reports as they came in.

Matt Crook, At least 87 dead in Phuket-Airport disaster, Lost Boy, (text, photos)

Bangkok Pundit, Plane Crash in Phuket

Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech massacre

According to Cindy McAdams, this may have been "the first really significant use of a Wikipedia “current events” page.

A few months later, during the Burma monks' protest, Wikipedia's "current events" page would play it's first major role in the coverage of an overseas event.

Virginia Tech massacre, Wikipedia

The Latest on Virginia Tech, From Wikipedia, New York Times.
Breaking news online: A short history and timeline, CindyMcAdams.com

Monday, February 12, 2007