Ionarts is not about politics or the general news, a focus we try to honor faithfully. However, when you start arresting and killing monks, all bets are off. October 4, 2007 -- which just happens to be the feast day of Francis of Assisi -- has been declared Blogging for Burma Day in support of bringing international pressure to bear on the tragic situation happening in Burma. So join with your prayers, sign the petition, send e-mails -- or better, call -- your representatives. [If your representative can vote in Congress, that is. -- Ed.]
Most cell phone and Internet service in Burma has been disrupted, and the government is now going after bloggers, but there are many resources to follow the events: U.S. Campaign for Burma, the BBC, Flickr, and the always thorough Newsgrist.