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Prisoners paraded on Chinese TV before execution

By China correspondent Stephen McDonnell Australian Broadcasting Commission.

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What happened to the 20,000+ former members of the Mong Tai Army?

Khun Sa was never so much defeated as squeezed out, and not too far from his comfort zone although he probably missed the hills during the sticky Rangoon summers.

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Wa will not become government militia

While some elements among the Wa are arguing for a 'Peace at any Price' solution the agreement reached will maintain the UWSA status as a non-government force until satisfaction with the 'political process' is more substantial.

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A New Look at the Golden Triangle

The drug trade in Myanmar's Shan States is still going strong but the political dynamics are different .

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Conspiracy or economics?

It was harder to buy a syringe than to score heroin, today in Brisbane.

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SSA seeks to alleviate fear over drug policy

Following its agreement to cooperate with Naypyitaw on 19 May in Kengtung, Shan State East capital, the Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) has been holding public meetings to ease fears that it may be waging a shooting war in conjunction with the Burma Army against dru

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Shan army to discuss cooperation against drugs with Naypyitaw

Friday, 11 May 2012 10:14 S.H.A.N.

Requiem for a Dream

"Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans and Jennifer Connelly. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby, Jr., with whom Aronofsky wrote the screenplay. Burstyn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. The film was screened out of competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival." (Wikipedia)


An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).
This film captures the lifestyle pretty well, the time dilation effects, the manicness, the intensity.


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