Burma: Pillaging Paradise 26Jan08

A couple of investigative reports from inside Burma – working alongside Global Witness to uncover and document the $300million of illegal timber that’s being smuggled from Burma’s interior across to China – the financial lifeline that’s keeping the junta in business. In the immediate aftermath of the demonstrations, a return to Kachin State to examine whether the armed ethnic insurgent groups like the Kachin Independence Army and their political wing, the Kachin Independence Organisation, could present any meaningful military or political opposition to the Generals. Read on 

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