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Entries by Russ Wellen from 05/2009

Do Sanctions Just Add Insult to Injury for the Burmese People?

| Posted 05.05.2009 | World

While visiting Japan and Indonesia in February, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted that 14 years of U.S. sanctions on Burma have made little impact on its ruling junta.

'Burma VJs: Reporting From a Closed Country': Filmmaking at Its Incendiary Best

| Posted 05.11.2009 | World

Watching Burma VJs, it's natural to wonder how best the United States can help. With our motives suspect, it might not be a good idea for us to intervene directly beyond sanctions.

Burma's Rulers Not Only Tread on Their People But Spit at the West

| Posted 05.21.2009 | World

No sooner did a major American media outlet in effect pat the junta on the back for signs it was growing a conscience then the junta turned around and arrested one of the world's most beloved women.