A thoroughly upsetting update on the Burma situation from the Buddhist Channel - a senior defected official says:
"Many more people have been killed in recent days than you've heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand."
And Swedish diplomat Liselotte Agerlid says:
"The military regime won and a new generation has been violently repressed and violently denied democracy. The people in the street were young people, monks and civilians who were not participating during the 1988 revolt.
"Now the military has cracked down the revolt, and the result may very well be that the regime will enjoy another 20 years of silence, ruling by fear."
In the face of that, it's hard to feel that anything in one's power to do will actually make a difference. But awareness never hurts, and the excellent Buddhism-meets-pop-culture website The Worst Horse is putting together the Burma Is Important Project. I've donated a graphic to them (over in my sidebar), feel free to download it, or any of the others offered at the project page, and post it to your blog, MySpace, etc. If you need a hand doing so, just let me know.
Also, check out the Burma news and links on the front page of The Worst Horse.