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The European Union paid and trained the military thugs in Myanmar

The European Union paid and trained the military thugs in Myanmar The EU provided more than £35 million to the Myanmar police between 2016 and 2021

Strikes and protests face down increasing state violence in Myanmar

Strikes and protests face down increasing state violence in Myanmar Strikes and protests continue to defy the military in Myanmar, but the regime is lashing out ever more violently.

Protesters and strikers murdered by police in Myanmar

Protesters and strikers murdered by police in Myanmar Myanmar is in the grip of fierce fighting between the ruling army regime and pro-democracy campaigners.

Myanmar strikes grow, but military prepares to lash out

Myanmar strikes grow, but military prepares to lash out Civil service, bank, railway and power workers have brought some sectors of the country to a halt.

Myanmar and the fight for democracy

Myanmar and the fight for democracy The streets crammed to bursting with protesters. Groups of chanting students snaking through the crowds with improvised banners against the military government.

Myanmar—how can resistance win change?

Myanmar—how can resistance win change? In the last two years people have risen up repeatedly to challenge brutal regimes and inequality across the world. Such revolts have raised starkly the question of how to achieve real change.

Myanmar is fought over by imperialists

09 February 2021
The neoliberal imperialists who have returned to office in Washington with Joe Biden are finding the world has become more complicated since they left with Barack Obama four years ago.

Protesters oppose the massacres in Myanmar

12 September 2017
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

08 September 2017
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

04 September 2017
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

10 November 2015
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

05 April 2013
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

24 August 2012
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.

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.

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