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Protesters oppose the massacres in Myanmar

Protesters oppose the massacres in Myanmar Vicious attacks on the Rohingya Muslims have seen people take to the streets, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Fury at massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Fury at massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar Over 160,000 Rohingya minority Muslims have been forced to flee their homes in western Myanmar

Myanmar's military and Aung San Suu Kyi stoke racist attacks on Rohingya Muslims

Myanmars military and Aung San Suu Kyi stoke racist attacks on Rohingya Muslims Thousands of Rohingya minority Muslims have been forced to flee their homes in western Myanmar in the last week.

Vote in Burma reflects deep desire for change

Burma is not moving away from military rule towards democracy despite the impressive victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in recent elections.

Anti-Muslim racism in Burma is sponsored by the state

Far from preventing anti-Muslim violence, Giles Ji Ungpakorn says Burma’s rulers stoked it—starting with the British

Burma's Rohingya minority faces pogroms and persecution

Burmas Rohingya minority faces pogroms and persecution A Muslim minority in Burma’s Arakan state is facing pogroms that have killed at least 90 people and displaced more than 100,000.

Thailand - leaders balance between migrants and the military

05 June 2012
After years of house arrest, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first foreign visit was to neighbouring Thailand.

Arms trade: Cameron deals in death

17 April 2012
David Cameron is on tour, touting for trade for his arms dealer chums in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Burma.

Celebrations greet Suu Kyi win in Burma, but new dangers await

03 April 2012
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be set to join the government.

Burma's diplomatic thaw

17 January 2012
French foreign minister Alain Juppé became the latest western leader to visit Burma this week, following fast on the footprints of Britain’s William Hague and the US’s Hilary Clinton.

Release of Suu Kyi isn’t end of the fight in Burma

16 November 2010
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released this week after spending most of the last 20 years under house arrest. It’s welcome that she’s free. But hopes that this will be the start of a shift from a military dictatorship to democratic government are premature.

Tragic divisions behind Burmese movement’s defeat

23 September 2008
Twenty years ago this month the Burmese army crushed a nationwide democracy movement that had grown out of increasing dissatisfaction with military rule and economic mismanagement.

What causes flood disasters in the Global South?

13 May 2008
Many commentators make a point of directly connecting the scale of the devastation in Burma with the specific failures of the military regime.

Burmese need aid, not invasion

13 May 2008
The enormous suffering in the wake of the cyclone that hit southern Burma last week has shocked the world.

Storms and flooding aren't just natural disasters

06 May 2008
Thousands dead and more than a million homeless – a grim statistic from Burma in the aftermath of the severe cyclone that hit the country last weekend.

Anger at Burma storm deaths

06 May 2008
Storms in Burma had killed tens of thousands, with many thousands more still missing, as Socialist Worker went to press.

The real struggle takes place on the streets of Burma

02 October 2007
The mainstream media concentrates on the pronouncements of foreign governments and the supposed role of the United Nations in stopping the bloodshed perpetrated by the Burmese military junta.

Rebellion rocks Burma as protesters defy repression

02 October 2007
Last week saw Burma's military junta struggling to put down a rebellion of monks and ordinary people flocking onto the streets to protest against political repression and demand democracy.

Britain's brutal record of imperialism in Burma

02 October 2007
Many people horrified by the brutality of the Burmese regime say that the "international community" should intervene in the country. But the history of Burma shows that meddling by imperial powers has always made things worse.

Living Silence: the struggle against military repression in Burma

27 September 2007
What are the origins of the military regime in Burma?

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