Well, in case you wondered, we have now found Alison Mager's button -- the sunny beaches of Myanmar. Alison reacted to a recent article in the New York Times by saying that "the article strains my commitment to non-violence." And in the best of Amnesty style and passion, a lively discussion has ensued on the Myanmar listserv.
The article listed 45 places to go in 2012, and in the number three spot was Myanmar, a destination with "renowned cultural treasures, world-class boutique hotels and deserted beaches." The listserv discussion has focused on the pros and cons of travel to the area: the extent to which tourism enriches the government or may benefit the people with exposure and cash.
Until late 2010, the National League for Democracy (NLD) had called for a travel boycott to Myanmar. However, U Win Tin, leader of the NLD announced a revision of the policy by saying