2011 New Year in Chaing Mai.

The Night Washed by Moonlight

Outside the smallest gloomy rooms towns, harbours, trees, everything you can see, and the blurish night are being washed by the yellow moonlight in peace and silence. Our bodies are not washed by the evne drops of the moonlight. Is the air dead or gone? We who are in cells know about losing moonlight and…
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Going to Napyidaw

  Weary of this road, its rocks and dust shakened and loosened under past footsteps,  the smell of dry leaves burn like cotton mouth in the hot sun over the plains of Dhamazeddi, where the river rules all, flowing wet dirt and turbulent in spaces, carrying history and its deposits along with seekers caught gazing into…
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State of Fear for Ex-Politcal Prisoners

The other day I met with two of my contacts in a Rangoon tea shop. They were telling me about an ex-prisoner of conscience who was recently released. It was a person I met at a cultural event the day after he was released. He was nervous, full of anxiety. He was being followed, he…
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Another Burma Prisoner of Conscience

Young blogger gets 12-year jail term – DVB – Feb 3, 2011By NAW NOREEN A man arrested last year in connection with the Rangoon bombings and later sentenced to two years’ in prison was yesterday given an additional 10 years under Burma’s draconian Electronics Act. Courts alleged that Kaung Myat Hlaing, 22, had also been…
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The Grim Reality of a Nice Day in Rangoon

by Daniel Opacki Leaving work early on weekday afternoon’s anywhere in the world is a welcoming turn. In Rangoon during January, the weather, air cool enough to notice but tropically warm to my skin, which is more accustomed to single digits this time of year, is the most pleasant I have breathed in months. With…
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The Night Was Washed By Moonlight

Outside the smallest gloomy rooms towns, harbours, trees, everything you can see in the blurish night was washed by the yellow moonlight in peace and silence. Our bodies were not washed by even the drops of moonlight. Is the air dead and gone? We who are in cells know about losing moonlight and fresh air…
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