Al Jazeera English: Live Stream – Watch Now – Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English: Live Stream – Watch Now – Al Jazeera English.

 

The reportage is brilliant, the massive actions confirming my profound optimism in the people’s finally shrugging off the mantle of the 20th century, but in watching this real act of democracy–people’s will manifested politically, albeit with a simple demand lacking in a coherent (so we are told) aftermath (what comes next? that seems to be motivating state & military politics now)–I am reminded of the similar but very tragic Burmese uprising of a couple of years ago. You know: the one that focused, was personified by the shooting death of the Japanese news photographer, Kenji Nagai, in September 2007. The junta ruling Burma is still in power and although there has been some positive movement, it’s not been nearly enough and the status quo pretty much obtains.