A photo from the "Saffron" Rebellion - From wikipedia: "In 2007, a series of anti-government protests started in Burma (also known as Myanmar) on 15 August 2007. The immediate cause of the protests was mainly the unannounced decision of the ruling junta, the State Peace and Development Council, to remove fuel subsidies, which caused the price of diesel and petrol to suddenly rise as much as 66%, and the price of compressed natural gas for buses to increase fivefold in less than a week...."

A photo from the "Saffron" Rebellion - From wikipedia: "In 2007, a series of anti-government protests started in Burma (also known as Myanmar) on 15 August 2007. The immediate cause of the protests was mainly the unannounced decision of the ruling junta, the State Peace and Development Council, to remove fuel subsidies, which caused the price of diesel and petrol to suddenly rise as much as 66%, and the price of compressed natural gas for buses to increase fivefold in less than a week...."

1980: Polish shipyard workers at Gdansk quit August 14 to protest a new rise in meat prices.The strike spreads as some 350,000 workers demand the right to strike and form self-governing unions independent of Communist party control.

1980: Polish shipyard workers at Gdansk quit August 14 to protest a new rise in meat prices.The strike spreads as some 350,000 workers demand the right to strike and form self-governing unions independent of Communist party control.

A Burmese monk and his son feed the seagulls on a jetty along the Yangon river ahead of the parliamentary elections March 29, in Yangon, Myanmar. The upcoming vote is seen as an important vote of confidence for the country as it continues on the road to political and diplomatic reform.   PAULA BRONSTEIN - G...

A Burmese monk and his son feed the seagulls on a jetty along the Yangon river ahead of the parliamentary elections March 29, in Yangon, Myanmar. The upcoming vote is seen as an important vote of confidence for the country as it continues on the road to political and diplomatic reform. PAULA BRONSTEIN - G...

I feel such a strong affinity towards the buddhist monasteries and monks... I must have been a monk in a previous life :)

I feel such a strong affinity towards the buddhist monasteries and monks... I must have been a monk in a previous life :)

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