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Title: Actions Birmanie (Belgium)
Description/subject: 2009-2014. Plus actif. Groupe de soutien belge. Beaucoup de documents tres utiles sur le site. "De website "Actions Birmanie" heeft als ambitie de sensibilisering van het Belgische publiek inzake de Birmaanse situatie waar het volk al bijna 40 jaar lang ontzegd wordt van enige democratische inspraak en repressief onderdrukt wordt door een militaire junta. De website geeft een nadere verklaring van de politieke en economische factoren op het Birmaanse toneel en tracht aan ieder de mogelijkheid te geven om de Birmaanse democraten en hun leider Mevr. Aung San Suu Kyi (Nobelprijs voor de vrede 1991) een helpende hand te bieden in hun pacifistische strijd voor het herstel van de democratie. Namelijk: -door het verstrekken van informatie aan de toeristen die zich in dit land wensen te begeven. -door het informeren van het grote publiek van de akties ondernomen door "Actions Birmanie". -door het aanklagen van de aanwezigheid van ondernemingen zoals TOTALFINA die de repressieve junta ondersteunen. Actions Birmanie, le site Le site d'Actions Birmanie a pour ambition de sensibiliser le public � la situation v�cue par le peuple birman qui se voit depuis bient�t quarante ans d�nier tout droit d�mocratique et est la victime d'une junte militaire particuli�rement r�pressive. Il explique les enjeux politiques et �conomiques de la question birmane et donne � chacun des moyens d'agir pour aider les d�mocrates birmans et leur leader Mme Aung San Suu Kyi (prix Nobel de la paix 1991) dans leur lutte pacifique pour le retour � la d�mocratie. Notamment... - en informant les touristes qui veulent se rendre dans ce pays - en d�non�ant la pr�sence de firmes comme TOTALFINA qui contribuent � renforcer le pouvoir de la junte - en informant le public des actions entreprises chez nous pour relayer les d�mocrates birmans Enfin, il pr�sente les actions de diff�rents mouvements qui oeuvrent pour la Birmanie... en Belgique francophone: - l'Action Birmanie Coh�rence qui milite au sein de l'UCL pour une politique coh�rente de soutien aux d�mocrates birmans, - l'Action P�trole ou Birmanie qui met en garde les consommateurs � l'encontre du groupe p�trolier Total-Fina, sponsor principal de la dictature Birmane, - l'Association des Elus pour la Birmanie qui regroupe des parlementaires d�sireux d'apporter un appui � leurs coll�gues birmans emprisonn�s et qui travaille � faire interdire par l'Union Europ�enne toute relation commerciale avec la Birmanie...Actions Birmanie's site aims at increasing awareness, among the francophone public, of the situation of the people of Burma who for nearly 40 years have been denied all democratic rights under the particularly repressive rule of a military junta. It attempts to highlight the political and economic factors at stake in the Burmese crisis and to suggest means of actions to help the Burmese democrats and their leader Aung San Suu Kyi (Nobel Peace Prize 1991) in their non-violent struggle to restore democracy. These actions are, for instance - To inform tourists who wish to visit the country - To denounce the presence of companies like TotalFinaElf, whose investment and presence reinforce the power of the junta - To inform the public of steps taken at home to relay the message of Burmese democrats It presents the initiatives of different groups working for Burma..."
Language: Français, French, Nederlands, English
Source/publisher: Actions Birmanie
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Asien House
Description/subject: SEARCH FO9R "BURMA"....Databases, documentation on Asia and Europe-Asia relations. Magazines from the South. Access to books and articles in the Asiahouse library and sales of German-language books on Burma in the online bookstore... Zentrum für Information und Begegnung. Datenbankrecherche zu Büchern und Aufsätzen zu Burma in der Asienhausbibliothek und Angebot aller deutschsprachigen Titel im Online-Buchladen des Asienhauses. There's also an unmoderated Discussion-group
Language: English, Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Asien House
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Association Suisse-Birmanie
Description/subject: Nouvelles sur la Birmanie, documents en francais de l'ONU, BIT etc. "Créée en janvier 1992 par un groupe de personnes passionnées par la Birmanie, l'Association s'est donné pour mission d'apporter aide et soutien aux peuples opprimés de ce pays et de faire entendre leur voix. En 1993 déjà, elle s'est fait connaître du grand public par l'organisation de la mission des Prix Nobel de la Paix auprès du siège genevois de l'ONU... Ses buts sont : Faire connaître les différents aspects du pays (politique, social, culturel) soutenir les mouvements démocratiques de Birmanie; apporter une aide concrète aux populations, en particulier celles des minorités ethniques en difficulté. Ses activités sont : l'organisation de conférences publiques thématiques sur les réalités actuelles de la Birmanie; la diffusion du "Guide alternatif: Birmanie", ainsi que de diverses publications et livres. l'accueil et le soutien des démocrates de Birmanie dans leurs démarches auprès des Organisations Internationales, notamment à l'occasion des sessions de la Commission des Droits de l'Homme et de ses Sous-Commissions; l'appui à la campagne, appelant au boycott économique et financier du gouvernement militaire du SPDC/SLORC, lancée par la leader des démocrates (Aung San Suu Kyi), aussi longtemps que des négociations sérieuses pour le transfert du pouvoir ne seront entamées; la récolte de fonds pour soutenir les populations nécessiteuses..."
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: Association Suisse-Birmanie
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Australia Burma Council, Burma Support Network
Description/subject: Website last updated in September 1999
Language: English
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.users.bigpond.com/msn/mandf/
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Birmania Libre
Description/subject: La Campana por la Libertad de los Pueblos de Birmania. Desde este lugar se denuncia la terrible situaci�n en la que se encuentran los 50 millones de birmanos que viven bajo uno de los reg�menes m�s atroces del mundo. En ella se puede encontrar enlaces de inter�s relacionados con ete pa�s asi�tico, documentos, textos de an�lisis, informaciones de actualidad, fotos y c�mo realizar voluntariado en el terreno.
Language: Espanol, some English.
Source/publisher: La Campana por la Libertad de los Pueblos de Birmania
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.facebook.com/BirmaniaLibre
http://twitter.com/birmanialibre
http://www.margencero.com/musica/birmania/principal.htm
Date of entry/update: 27 September 2010


Title: Burma Action Group (Seattle Burma Roundtable)
Description/subject: INACTIVE SITE...The Seattle Campaign for a Free Burma. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has" -Margaret Mead. Campus and local action; good photos on site; links
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma Action, Ireland
Description/subject: "Burma Action Ireland was set up in May 1996 to raise awareness of the current situation in Burma and the repressive nature of the ruling regime, currently named the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). It is composed of individuals involved in development, human rights and justice issues. The association is non-party political, non-denominational and committed to non-violent means. It does not take policy positions on issues unrelated to Burma. Membership is open to individuals and organisations who accept the aims and objectives of BAI and who pay the annual subscription..... OUR MAIN OBJECTIVES: 1. Campaign for democracy and human rights in Burma and for the immediate initiation of dialogue between the ruling SPDC, the National League for Democracy (NLD) and the leaders of the ethnic nationalities which would lead to a new constitution, democratic government and the ending of internal conflicts; the release of all political prisoners of conscience and full respect for human rights;the safe return of all refugees to their homes with international protection; 2. Inform the people of Ireland about the situation in Burma and seek their active involvement; 3. Provide material and moral assistance to those forces within Burma and exile who work for democracy and human rights; 4. Lobby the Irish government on its stand on Burma in international fora; 5. Take whatever other legitimate steps necessary for the achievement of its aims. This website brings you information on all the latest activities and happenings in Ireland and abroad on behalf of concerned individuals and groups working to create awareness of Burma. The website shows how you can get involved and informs you of the many activities that Burma Action Ireland are currently involved with. By clicking any of the links above you can inform yourself of the situation in Burma and learn where it is and why the attention of the world remains fixed on its progress. Most importantly, you can learn how you can help..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Action, Ireland
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma Centrum Nederland (BCN)
Description/subject: One of the leading Burma activist/lobby groups in Europe. Newly-furbished website. Dutch.
Language: Nederlands,
Source/publisher: Burma Centrum Nederland
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma Forum Los Angeles
Description/subject: INACCESSIBLE, FEBRUARY 2010...US activist website dealing with Burma. Material and links to newsarticles, politics, corporate involvement, US foreign policy and Aung San Suu Kyi. dynamic site. Easy to read - no dark blue on blue
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmaforumla.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma Relief Japan
Description/subject: Relief- and Buddhist-oriented
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://wn.com/Burmese_Relief_Center-Japan,_1992,_Osaka,_Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_Chain_Letter
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Canadian Friends of Burma/Les Amis Canadiens de la Birmanie
Description/subject: "Canadian Friends of Burma is a national non-governmental organization founded in 1991 as an outcome of a Canadian NGO seminar about Burma. In partnership with solidarity organizations at home and abroad, CFOB works for the cause of peace, human rights and democracy in Burma. Its primary objectives are to raise awareness about the political, human rights and socio-economic conditions in Burma and to encourage more Canadians to take action in this regard. CFOB supports Canadian groups engaged in Burma educational activities, produces educational materials about Burma, and monitors the involvement of Canadian businesses. Accordingly, CFOB has become an important national locus of NGO and grassroots activity and government relations..."
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Christians Concerned for Burma
Description/subject: Useful site with reports on IDPs, narcotics, human rights, relief missions etc. Good links page. Prayer days for Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: Christians Concerned for Burma
Format/size: html (only configured for Internet Explorer - the drop-down menus don't work with Netscape)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Den Danske Burma Komité ( Danish Burma Committee)
Description/subject: Close links with trade unions. The Danish Burma Committee was founded in 1992 by former president of the Danish Food and Allied Workers' Union, Mr. Anton Johannsen... The Danish Burma Committee has 17 member organisations, and is open to any organisation, who support the objectives: * To support the Burmese opposition * To create awareness about the situation in Burma * To lobby for support at the political level * To carry out projects that are promoting democracy and human rights issues in Burma..."
Language: Danish, Dansk, English
Source/publisher: Den Danske Burma Komité
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Den norske Burmakomite (The Norwegian Burma Committee)
Description/subject: Hovedside; Om NBK; Presse; Bakgrunn; Tema; Linker; Kontakt oss.
Language: Norsk
Source/publisher: Den norske Burmakomite
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: PD Burma
Description/subject: International Network of Political Leaders Promoting Democracy in Burma. Lots of stuff on the site, including statements by parliamentarians, archive of "Burma Today" back to 97, calendar of Burma-related events, links to members, articles etc. Keywords: Members of Parliament, MPs, Aung San Suu Kyi, CRPP, NLD
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.worldviewrights.org/section.cfm?tid=41&id=10
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: People's Forum on Burma, Japan
Description/subject: Site entirely in Japanese
Language: Japanese
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2011


Title: Project Maje
Description/subject: "Project Maje is an independent information project on Burma's human rights and environmental issues. It was founded by its project director, Edith T. Mirante in 1986." Reports on site in pdf and Text
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Burma Campaign UK (TBC)
Description/subject: "TBC, formerly Burma Action Group UK, campaigns for human rights and democracy in Burma. TBC works for the freedom of all the peoples of Burma regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or age. We provide analysis to the media and government, and we lobby and campaign to improve government and commercial policy on Burma. Objectives: TBC aims to achieve the restoration of human rights and democracy in Burma through; the discouragement of trade, investment and tourism (including pressure for sanctions), the raising of public awareness of issues relating to Burma in order to exert international pressure on the UK government, on the European Union EU), the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN)."
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Jubilee Campaign
Description/subject: "is a human rights pressure group, lobbying to protect children's rights and the persecuted church".
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: Minerals, militants and Myanmar peace
Date of publication: 23 October 2013
Description/subject: "A recent spate of bombings in Myanmar was attributed by police to local mining businessmen intent on stopping foreign investment. These rogue commercial elements were seemingly worried of the impact on their business interests. The shadowy assaults, including a bomb that detonated in a room occupied by an American in the Traders Hotel, demonstrates just how complex the climate for investors is in Myanmar. It also reveals how opaque mining interests could derail the peace process underway between the government and armed rebels and jeopardize the country's democratic transition. Hype persists over Myanmar's resource wealth, with the country gearing up for new waves of investment and new mining laws predicted to shortly come into effect. A recent Asian Development Bank study noted that Myanmar could become Asia's next "rising star" if it can leverage its rich resource potential. However, regardless of much optimism, difficulties remain and if not addressed could unsettle the peace process. The most important issue for investors, but also populations living near resources, is the reform of legal and regulatory frameworks. The current uncertainty in these frameworks has undermined the investment climate. Similarly, land tenure must be defined and a sustainable agreement reached with armed ethnic groups for their greater inclusion into the democratic process. Greater transparency is also needed to boost confidence in local actors that remain entangled with military powerbrokers. If such a prudent approach is not achieved, resources could become more of a burden than a boon in the country's transformation..."
Author/creator: Elliot Brennan
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2014


Title: International Friends of Burma
Date of publication: December 2009
Description/subject: Burma profiles of Desmond Tutu, VÁclav Havel, Mark Canning.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 9
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.irrawaddy.org/print_article.php?art_id=17325
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2010


Title: Oxford Burma Alliance
Description/subject: "Created by two Oxford students and former volunteers on the Thai-Burma border, the general aim of the Oxford Burma Alliance is to spread awareness about Burma issues and create a long-lasting advocacy movement in Oxford supporting the movement towards change within Burma."...
Language: English
Source/publisher: oxfordburmaalliance.org
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 October 2014