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Clip 1
"It is the will of the people..." Aung San Suu Kyi speaks about the Burmese people's desire for democracy. (0:36)

Clip 2
Aung San Suu Kyi was returned Rangoon by the military after attempting to meet with NLD party members outside the city. (3:31)

National Public Radio
The following clips are from NPR:

February 29, 1994
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and non-violent critic of Burma's government, has been under house arrest for four years. She recently met with U.S. and U.N. officials and a "New York Times" reporter.

July 11, 1995
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi was released from six years of house arrest. She still insists on nonviolent change towards democracy for her country.

September 2, 1995
Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of Aung San Suu Kyi, who fought for and won Burma's freedom from Britain 47 years ago, just released from house arrest after six yearsóbut not free to continue her crusade. Julie McCarthy holds an interview with her.

May 24, 1996
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Bob Edwards talks with Aung San Suu Kyi about new military crackdown against NLD. "We have never indulged in violence," says Suu Kyi. (stop at 3:40)

May 27, 1996
Burma's opposition party, the National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, is meeting again today, despite arrests last week of many of her followers.

September 27, 1996
Bumese government prevents an NLD meeting by detaining activists and blocking roads to Aung San Suu Kyiís headquarters.

May 22, 1997
The United States put up official sanctions against Burma. "Burma ought not be treated like a normal country.î ASEAN may admit Burma within the next ten days. Why isnít China being isolated? (3:46)

September 18, 1997
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Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a freelance journalist in a clandestine interview. She urges the world to boycott Burma. (3:30)

August 14, 1998
Young activists are deported after being sentenced to five years of hard labor. They were handing out anti-government slogans the size of business cards. The NLD may not be as strong as it used to be. Aung San Suu Kyi speaks a little. (4:01)

August 15, 1998
In Burma, 18 American and other pro-democracy activists were tried and then deported for handing out anti-government material. "Donít forget 8-8-88." Sapna Chattpar, one of the activists speaks of her experience. (4:23)

November 21, 1998
Massachusetts admonishes federal government, and even Japan, for getting involved in their state decisions. Is it constitutional for Massachusettsí state government to boycott businesses investing in Burma? ìWe have the right to make moral decisions in our buying and selling!î (4:51)

February 23, 1999
Some Western countries, including the U.S., boycott the Heroin Summit. Many believe that the Burmese military government is not serious about anti-narcotics. (2:00)

September 17, 1999
In Burma British activist Rachel Goldwin is sentenced to seven years in prison. Also mention of other Western activists getting arrested in Southeast Asia. (2:08)

January 29, 2000
Ethnic minority Karen twin boys (Luther and Johnny Htoo) fight in Godís Army against Burmese army. General discussion (and lament) about children in war. (2:42)

March 10, 2000
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Human rights groups sue U.S. company Unocal for cooperating with Burmese military government. It had turned Burmese construction workers into virtual slaves. Burmese workers speak of their experience; Unocal representatives protest. Daniel Zwerdling investigates in depth. (12:29 and 8:11)

March 22, 2000
The fight is about state autonomy and human rights. State governments in America want the right to refuse to buy from businesses that invest in Burma. They do not believe federal sanctions are strong enough. Massachusetts gets involve with foreign business policy. (7:25)

May 1, 2000
The National League for Democracy calls on Burmaís military government to end the use of forced labor and to recognize the result of the country's last election 10 years ago. (2:34)

June 19, 2000
Massachusetts tries to pass legislation against investing in Burma. Reminiscent of boycott against South Africa. Supreme Court, however, strikes down stateís legislation because it conflicts with federal sanctions against Burma. (4:10)

June 20, 2000
Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Thomas Barnico, speaks about the Supreme Court decision to over-rule a 1996 Massachusetts law denying state contracts to companies doing business with Burma. (3:33)

August 25, 2000
Aung San Suu Kyi on her fourth day in a standoff in her car against the Burmese government. (1:04)

January 10, 2001
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Bertil Lintner, author of Burma in Revolt, speaks about Aung San Suu Kyi and the situation in Burma. (Mentions 77-year-old man who was jailed for 20 years for writing two sentences on the back of a book.) (4:30)

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