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Burma

January 20, 1998
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"Burma’s military junta has locked up more than 1,000 pro-democracyactivists in recent years. Long prison sentences under harsh conditionsare debilitating enough, but another threat in the cellblocks is helpingthe government eliminate its opposition: AIDS." — That’s the beginning ofa recent Boston Globe article, also featured in the San Francisco Guardian,by investigative reporters Dennis Bernstein and Leslie Kean.

Guests:

  • Dennis Bernstein, associate editor of Pacific News Service_, and co-host of_Flashpoints, a daily public affairs show on Pacifica station KPFA.
  • Leslie Kean, co-author of ??Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit.
  • Dr. Sein Win, prime minister of Burma’s government in exile, the NationalCoalition Government of the Union of Burma, based in Washington, D.C.

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