One story that was posted from Europe stunned me considerably. It’s about the ongoing cremations the Burmese government continued long after the first wave of riots stopped, literally, as they burned the evidence of dead monks.
<a href="“Secret cremations hide Burma death toll.” “>Here’s the story.
Here’s one of the more tragic quotes:
The secret cremations have been reported by local people who have seen olive green trucks covered with tarpaulins rumbling through the area at night and watched smoke rising continuously from the furnace chimneys.
There was one more thing I noticed as the week wore on. The international press kept covering the story, offering deeper and deeper analysis and discussions of the continuing worldwide efforts to stop the violence.
Our domestic press here, slowly, but surely, has dropped the story. It is just a trickle now. And this is one of the nice added benefits of the NewsLadder concept, we all get to decide what the news is.
So if Burma is still important to you, join me over at the Burma NewsLadder. Because it still matters to me.
(P.S. Did you know that U2 wrote “Walk On” in honor of Aung San Suu Kyi? Neither did I.)