I couldn’t believe the news report when I heard that a team of scientists were comparing satellite imagery of Burma/Myanmar before and after the rise of the military state. Finally, I thought, someone using technology how it should be. They have enough of this data after all. Images like the one below are being compared to show how military installations have increased in size and how some villages have been entirely removed…

This image, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science shows a small settlement in 2004 and the same area in 2007 with all structures removed. They currently hope to be able to document the increase in military forces within the city. Human rights abuses documented in such an amazing way… finally, perpetrators cannot hide or maintain the lie.

More information can be found here: AAAS or from the National Geographic News

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