Sunday, September 30, 2007

Your Call 100107 Burma 101

What is in store for the future of Burma? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a discussion about the ongoing uprising in Burma, which began after the government doubled the price of fuel last month. Four hundred pro-democracy activists led the initial demonstration. Tens of thousands then responded to create a massive protest. A number of people have been killed and wounded. What is the modern political history of Burma? Will the current uprising end the military-Junta rule in that country? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Michael Aung-Thwin, a professor of Southeast Asian history at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawaii-Honolulu

Kyi May Kaung, a Washington, DC-based writer and analyst, a contributor to Foreign Policy in Focus, and a close observer of the Burmese scene since the 1960s.
Click to Listen: Burma 101