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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…

US citizen arrives home after release from Burmese prison

An American prisoner jailed in Burma has arrived back in the United States after being released by Burmese authorities on Thursday.…

Burmese Junta to NLD: Expel Aung San Suu Kyi or you’re banned from election

Burmese Junta to NLD: Expel Aung San Suu Kyi or you’re banned from election

Burma’s military leaders have declared that the National League for Democracy (NLD) will be banned from elections scheduled for this year unless the party expels its leader, Aung San Suu…

American Sentenced to Three Years by Burma’s Military Junta

A Burmese court sentenced American democracy activist Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also know as Nyi Nyi Aung, to three years imprisonment in Rangoon on February 10.…

Burma: An Interview with Zoya Phan

Burma: An Interview with Zoya Phan

The people in Burma will continue until we have human rights, democracy and freedom in the country. If we don't resist, our whole race could be destroyed. …

Female Political Prisoner Victim of Non-Existent Health Care in Burma’s Prisons

Female Political Prisoner Victim of Non-Existent Health Care in Burma’s Prisons

Tin Tin Htwe was arrested in September 2007 along with 14 other activists for taking part in the Saffron Revolution. …

Burma: US Congress Members Call For “Immediate Unconditional Release” of Jailed Democracy Activist

Burma: US Congress Members Call For “Immediate Unconditional Release” of Jailed Democracy Activist

There are growing fears for the health of Kyaw Zaw Lwin, a Burmese-born American democracy activist on hunger strike since December 4.…

U.S. Delegation in Rangoon Met With Burma’s Ethnic Minority Political Parties as Part of “Fact Finding” Mission

U.S. Delegation in Rangoon Met With Burma’s Ethnic Minority Political Parties as Part of “Fact Finding” Mission

An American delegation that visited Rangoon as part of a fact finding mission was told by one of Burma’s main opposition parties that they refuse to endorse the country’s elections…

Film Review: Burma VJ

There are very few movies or documentaries that show just how severe life is for civilians in Burma. It is only fitting that a group of committed local Burmese reporters…

Exiled MP Vows to Reclaim Seat in a Junta-Free, Democratic Burma

Exiled MP Vows to Reclaim Seat in a Junta-Free, Democratic Burma

Nearly twenty years since Burma’s abandoned elections, which would have seen Aung San Suu Kyi lead the country, a candidate tells of avoiding the military junta’s personal attacks and his…

“We do not understand why the military is doing this to us”

“We do not understand why the military is doing this to us”

A prominent Burmese chief monk in exile agreed to share his thoughts with me in writing. To protect his identity, the monk’s name and location are being withheld. He has…

Burmese junta’s war on the people will lead to its own demise: Karen group

Burmese junta’s war on the people will lead to its own demise: Karen group

A leading Karen lobby group based in Australia has warned that the Burmese military junta’s continuing war against its own population will soon result in its demise.…

Burma: How a Political Prisoner Survived Insein Prison

Burma: How a Political Prisoner Survived Insein Prison

In Burma, few words strike terror into the heart of a human bring like the words Insein Prison, a destination that can only be described as hell on earth. This…

Zoya Phan’s Account of Surviving Burma

Zoya Phan’s Account of Surviving Burma

One survivor from the Burmese junta’s war against its own people shows that courage is displayed in multiple forms. Zoya Phan’s account is a double-edged sword, reflecting fear and hope…

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Turns 64, We Must Do More

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Turns 64, We Must Do More

For Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday present, let us keep the candles of hope burning brightly and tell Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull, and all parliamentary…

A Fugitive Monk Who Defied the Burmese Junta Speaks Out

A Fugitive Monk Who Defied the Burmese Junta Speaks Out

U Tay Zaw is a monk from Burma who relinquished his neutrality to defend his people over an illegal land grab by the junta. In doing so, he survived several…

American’s Stunt Serves as Pretext for Aung San Suu Kyi Trial

American’s Stunt Serves as Pretext for Aung San Suu Kyi Trial

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is on trial under the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), the ruling military junta in Burma that prevented her from taking her rightful position…

Poetic Justice For All Civilians of Burma

Poetic Justice For All Civilians of Burma

Sin Kye is letting the world know about the feelings of the people in Burma through the power of poetry. In doing so, he is unleashing his claim to a…

Martial Arts Odyssey: Shan Kung Fu

Meet young Master Kawn Wan, whose parents were murdered by the SPDC Burmese government army. Now, he lives on the Shan State Army base, teaching Lai Tai Kung Fu to…

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