As the crisis in Myanmar (Burma) unfolded before the eyes of the world, the response was underwhelming. The UN has done nothing while the people of Burma wait for some international response, some support from the outside world to the chaos and suffering.
Monks marching peacefully and citizens who gathered in the streets seeking democracy and basic human freedoms were shot down by junta troops. There is no official death count, no official count of innocent people beated and killed because soon after the crackdown, the Burmese government began shutting down the blogs of individual bloggers identified as dissidents and by Friday had completely shut down the Internet to allow access to only government websites.
But there are still a few free voices out there. ko htike's prosaic collection is the blog of a student in London whose blog contains many disturbing stories and images of the crisis as well as a listing of names, addresses and ages of people known to have been killed in the protest. I would warn you about the graphic images, but I think everyone needs to see them.
Another blog that is chronicling and supporting the dissident bloggers is Burmese Bloggers Without Borders. I quote their mission statement here:
When certain significant events unfold unexpectedly, we can no longer sing only melodious tunes. Instead, we find ourselves gathering whatever strength we can find, to survive in the turbulence of historical flame. Regardless of where we may be, we are bounded by our love for Burma. Freedom is our sky. Justice is our life. Peace is our nature. We create this blog to share our genuine feelings about Burma and its path to freedom.