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Monday, July 14, 2008
  Burmese dinner and cultural evening: for Cyclone relief
I am having reverse "senior moments", I remember writing a post about the Cyclone Nargis fundraising dinner BCNZ the West Auckland Burmese community are putting on, with Burmese food and dancing and songs from Karen, Kachin and Chin groups, but it was not here when Miriam sent me a notice about it this morning :(

So, here, I hope not too late for you to sign up, is a link to the invitation, and extracts of the details, it is:
If anyone needs lift from over our way please contact me!

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Saturday, June 28, 2008
  Dogs and Cats, followup...
In response to the question I posed in


Teaching like Cats & Dogs
Carl Sweatman (sporadic at best) offered - via Facebook, which I have only just yesterday joined - this brilliantly simple answer to the question:
Throw them some mice!
Like I said, brilliant and simple ;-) So, a supplementary question for you all: What sort of wisdom-related "mice" might get a class of students going as cats?

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Monday, May 26, 2008
  Priorities

Cyclone survivors work to rebuild their house destroyed by Cyclone Nargis - 22/05/08The BBC has a report on the welcome announcement that the generals who rule the country they call Myanmar will at last allow humanitarian aid in to the 2.5 million worst affected by the cyclone on May 2. Read between the lines it tells of the perverse priorities and and care behind the generals earlier refusal. I've said before and will say again these men are not stupid, just evil.


In Thailand UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened a new base to speed
up aid for victims of the cyclone, which killed 78,000 and left 56,000
missing.


Meanwhile polls closed in the final stage of a controversial Burmese referendum on a new constitution.

Yes it would have been a shame if foreigners should witness the "referendum" they might be confused by the armed soldiers present at polling booths to make sure there was no misunderstanding. They could get the impression that this important referendum designed to ensure the generals' grip on power and dress it with a fine cloak of "democracy" was less than free and fair.
The UN estimates that only a quarter of the 2.5 million Burmese affected by the cyclone have received the help they need.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
  Petition the UN
It seems wrong that the military in Myanmar can block aid to cyclone victims to preserve their power, so a petition calling United Nations to apply “responsibility to protect” doctrine to force international aid into Myanmar has been started. Over 4,500 signatures so far. Please add yours! Please also add a link to the petition on your blog, Beebo, Facebook etc. page(s) the more people who see it and sign it the more likely it is to have some impact - even if small through altering how the Generals behave!

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