There has been a recent effort to discourage the purchase of jade from Burma. The United States has even made a special set of sanctions to target parts of the trade. And the Olympics has now been drawn into the picture. A long report outlining the dire conditions of jade miners in Burma, and titled Blood Jade: Burmese gemstones and the Beijing Olympics, is available here. For those without the time to read the full report there are shorter articles on the same topic from the Kachin News Group and Mizzima. And the www.8808forburma.com mob have taken the time to stake out the www.bloodjade.org domain. Good planning. Good execution. Will we be seeing an image like this one some time soon?