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The lessons of Myanmar

September 28, 2007

Re "As many as 200 Myanmar monks arrested in raids," Sept. 27

I feel there is a lesson for all Americans to be learned by what is happening in Myanmar. That country was stolen from the people by the army. America is also being stolen from the people, but by a dishonest government and big business. If we don't stand up now, we may find ourselves in the same hopeless state.

Don Taylor

Bangkok, Thailand

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Nations across the globe are waiting for influential China to make the first move. Why do we wait for trade-interested bureaucrats to take an ethical position when it is grass-roots action that always sets a political agenda and spurs media momentum? How would an Olympic Games boycott sit with China?

Marcus Mantscheff

Nimbin, Australia

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