The Globe and Mail had a front page article on Oct. 2nd entitled Where are Myanmar’s monks? which documents the recent disappearances of monks.
On October 1st, the BBC gave a first hand account of the goings on in Burmese monasteries which explains the dynamics of protest within the monastic community.
Also on October 1st, an opinion piece in the Guardian recounts the history of monastic involvement in politics in south-east Asia.
The origins of the brutal crackdown on the monastic Sangha by the Burmese military regime is well explained by this New York Times article from September 30th.