Aung San Suu Kyi accepts food for the first time in a month.
The Burmese junta has asked for foreign help in reviving the crucial rice-growing region that was ravaged by the cyclone.
There’s a PEN-sponsored fundraiser for Burma soon in New York City:
Kiran Desai, Siri Hustvedt, Joseph Lelyveld, Orhan Pamuk, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Salman Rushdie, and special guests will read work by suppressed writers from Burma/Myanmar, and George Packer will speak with the Venerable Ashin Gawsita, leader of the 2007 Monks’ Uprising.
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