September 25, 2007
| Camilla Olson
| Tagged as: Burma
I’ve been trying to keep up with all of the press coverage of the monks protesting in Burma over the past week. The images alone have been striking - hundreds of monks flooding the streets of the capital Rangoon like a saffron colored river. At first, there was no public reaction from Burma’s ruling junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).
September 20, 2007
Today has been declared the International Day of Peace. In 2001, the UN General Assembly unanimously supported a resolution declaring September 21st to be a “day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the day.” This was done in the hope that this small political opening might allow for aid to be delivered, for communities to re-unite and for a spirit of reconciliation to take hold.