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Ignoring Genocide: Rohingya People Deserve to Live

Ignoring Genocide: Rohingya People Deserve to Live

This injustice needs to be known to the world and serious, organized and determined efforts must follow to bring the persecution of the Rohingya people to an end.…

Beyond Language: Reflections on the Arakan Tragedy

Earlier this week, I listened to the Turkish First Lady, the wife of the Prime Minister, Emine Erdogan, speak about her recent harrowing visit to the Rohingya people in the…

Crisis in Burma

Crisis in Burma

The U.S. and India need to put diplomatic pressure on the regime to protect the basic human rights of the Rohingya. …

‘Democracy’ and Slaughter in Burma: Gold Rush Overrides Human Rights

‘Democracy’ and Slaughter in Burma: Gold Rush Overrides Human Rights

The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma—a.k.a. Myanmar—have received only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually warrant is widespread outrage and decisive efforts to bring…

Film Review: The Lady

Watch this film to be inspired by an outstanding woman whose life work has met and overcome extraordinary obstacles, but will only be complete when the long-held military myth of…

Burma: To Dream the Impossible Dream… A Future with Prospects

With reports in the media referring to a possible change in Burma’s political landscape under President Thein Sein, the future for Burmese refugees in camps like Nupo remains unclear.…

Cappuccino with a Country Monk

On Good Friday, Christians connect with God. But as I ran across Flinders Street station and raced down the stairs while clutching a bag of donuts and a take-away cappuccino…

Myanmar Targeted by Globalists

Myanmar Targeted by Globalists

It seems clear now that whenever a regime is damned as repressive by “world opinion” then it is being marked for “regime change” in the interests of global capitalism. One…

Shan Refugees in Malaysia

Shan Refugees in Malaysia

For seven days, they were locked in a container, traveling in the back of a truck. With no idea where they were going, they may just as well have been…

Burmese Intellect in Exile

Burmese Intellect in Exile

“In Burma, the uprising could happen any time, and form anywhere.  All of the people are angry. Now, we are afraid. But like a volcano, it could explode at any…

Burmese Army ‘Demoralized’ and Under ‘Great Strain’

Burma’s pro-military parliament has passed a new law paving the way for compulsory service in the Burmese Army for up to five years in the case of a state of…

Shan Migrant Workers in Thailand

Stateless, undocumented, exploited and fearful, they say it’s still better than going back to Burma. Down a dirt road outside of the city, I find myself in a makeshift camp,…

Challenges facing Burma with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Challenges facing Burma with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

In Charlie Chaplin’s satirical look at World War 2, The Great Dictator, the comic genius lampoons Adolf Hitler in his memorable role as Adenoid Hynkel, leader of the Double Cross.…

Chin Refugees in Malaysia (Part 2)

Read part one of this story here. Chin refugees buy time in Malaysia, waiting for resettlement in a safe country. While they wait, they get arrested, again, and again. In…

Chin Refugees in Malaysia (Part 1)

Chin Refugees in Malaysia (Part 1)

The dead corpses of two mangled Chin babies represent the hopeless desperation of people fleeing Burma. Burma’s citizens stow away in the trunks of cars or hide their children on…

Burmese Muslim Refugees Seeking Shelter and Survival

Burmese Muslim Refugees Seeking Shelter and Survival

“We know you help Shan people Burma. Please help we. We Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.” This was an email I received nearly two years ago. It was accompanied by heart-wrenching…

A Warrior’s Odyssey – Interview with Antonio Graceffo

A Warrior’s Odyssey – Interview with Antonio Graceffo

My martial arts odyssey, while having a central theme of martial arts, has been my attempt to live up to the spirit of adventure and great literary prowess of my…

Shackled by the Neck Dispute

The Long Neck Karen Tribe are forced to work in a human zoo, but smelly, hippy backpackers think it’s great.…

Radical Historian George Barnsby, 1919- 2010

Radical Historian George Barnsby, 1919- 2010

Dr George Barnsby, who died on April 11 at the age of 91 in Wolverhampton, was a leading radical activist and historian of the working class movement in the Black…

Burma’s largest opposition party to boycott 2010 election

The National League for Democracy (NLD) has announced that they will not register for Burma’s elections to be held in 2010. The declaration follows a series of recent changes to…

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