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Re: <nettime> Blaming Soros, the Burmese currency crisis

Before you cry for the military thugs who enslave burma,
or further demonize George Soros for his sleazy capitalist
games, get the background on Burma:

        For 34 years the people of Burma have been ruled by a military junta as
        tyrannical and secretive as any in the modern era. Now, desperate for
        hard currency, the country's dictators are at pains to establish Burma
        as a vacation paradise. Posing as a travel consultant, John Pilger
        penetrated beyond this new tourist trail to uncover a nightmare
world of
        intimidation, forced displacement, and slavery.

        The Burmese Gulag
        by John Pilger from Issue 58, CovertAction Quarterly

--Paul Garrin

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