Myanmar; Brain Drain Again? – Issue 32

During ten months of the military coup, Myanmar sees the biggest problem. This is the brain drain. The innocent people are preparing to leave the country after they find it difficult to solve their daily basic needs as a result of political problems. Due to the third wave of Covid-19, the passport office in Yangon […]

Armed Conflict and The Environment in Myanmar – Issue 31

International community has witnessed that battlefield situations in Myanmar have reached the worst stage during about ten months of the military coup since February 1st. Fighting continues between the military council’s troops and local defense forces, underground groups, ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and local people’s defense forces across the country. On the other hand, the […]

Revolutionary Art Movements That Have Shaped Myanmar Spring Revolution – Issue 30

The revolution via the various kinds of art platforms is the first-ever anti-coup group since the military coup on February 1st. The digital artists are especially the earliest revolutionists on the social media platform. Signboards held by the protestors and vinyl sheets hanging on bridges and high-rise buildings are the best examples of the anti-coup […]

The role of the Arakan Army from the Spring Revolution – Issue 29

“They carefully invited us. We did not join it due to our own stand. No need to put blame on them.” This is a warning letter via the twitter of the AA’s Military Chief on April 16th, 2021. This warning came after widespread criticism about the AA’s decision not to join the NUG formed by […]

KIO/KIA Stands for Dhamma – Issue 28

“We will cooperate with any organizations which have decided to root out the military dictatorship.” This is the excerpt from the speech given by General N’Ban La, Chair of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), in Kachin Language, on the 61st Anniversary of founding the KIO/Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on October 25th. In his speech, General […]

Sagaing: The Detour Challenge – Issue 27

“I would like to call on the international community to help us in order that the military cannot carry out the vindictive destruction of villages and suspicious arrests of villagers whenever there are encounters with the People’s Defence Forces (PDFs).” This is an excerpt from an interview with a PDF member from Pinlebu Township in […]

Time to reconsider for CDM — Issue 26

“Time has come for soldiers and police members to stop dancing to the tune of the power-hungry man and turn the gun on him as this is the final battle in which the public shall win a victory and which shall root out the dictatorship and power-hungry men”. This is the excerpt from a video […]

Children in Armed Conflict – Issue 25 (September 2021) ENG

“More battles have erupted after the declaration of ceasefire. I don’t thoroughhly understand what it means. In my view, a five-month ceasefire and three-month ceasefire are just on paper”, said a local woman from Pang Hseng who compared the military council’s declaration of five-month ceasefire with the situation on the ground.

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