Power to the People

It started as a leaderless protest in Mandalay organized through Facebook, but marches in Burma against power shortages are spreading. People in Mandalay, Rangoon and other cities are upset that Burma’s energy is getting exported to other countries while cities in the country go dark. >>

After the second night, some people including NLD members were detained by police, but then released. On the third night there continued to be a police presence, but no action was taken. >>

Last year Burma exported over $3.5 billion worth of natural gas last year. >> With all these protests it is disheartening to think the U.S. has not put any binding restrictions on U.S. investment, so that corporations must think about the interests of the people of Burma, and not just focus on resource extraction.

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