What the Military Removal of Shwe Mann Means for Burma

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On the night of August 12, soldiers in Naypyidaw surrounded the headquarters of Burma’s ruling military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). By the end of the night, Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann had… Continue reading

Meet Daw Kaw: Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in northern Kachin State, Burma

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In March 2015, Executive Director Simon Billenness and Policy Advisor Myra Dahgaypaw traveled to Burma on a fact-finding trip. While in northern Kachin State, they visited IDP camps and met many victims of… Continue reading

In D.C. Recently: Erika Berg Presents Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma

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Erika Berg has facilitated over 40 visual storytelling workshops with refugee youth along the borders of Burma and in the U.S. The paintings in Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma bridge… Continue reading

In D.C. Recently: Buddhist Monk U Tikha Nyana, Prominent Lawyer U Aung Thane and Justice Trust

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Recently, Justice Trust, an organization that seeks to use existing judicial systems in emerging democratic countries through local lawyers, came to Washington, DC. During their two days they held a number of meetings… Continue reading

8-8-88 Remembered as Kerry Visits Burma

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In the annals of Burmese history, no date is commemorated quite like 8-8-88, the auspicious but ultimately tragic day that irreparably altered the trajectory of a nation. On that fateful August day, millions of… Continue reading

The US turns a blind eye on Burma’s North Korea Connection

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Weapons facilities with suspected North Korea ties are worth more scrutiny than the Obama Administration is willing to concede. President Obama delivered the commencement address at West Point today. In his speech, Obama… Continue reading

World Bank Blundering through Burma

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The World Bank must not repeat its past mistakes in new agriculture investments, writes US Campaign for Burma’s policy director Rachel Wagley in the Democratic Voice of Burma. World Bank Blundering through Burma By RACHEL WAGLEY… Continue reading

Freedom of the Press: In Burma, Not Yet

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Saturday, May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day. The UN General Assembly marks this as a time to:   celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout… Continue reading

Lessons from U Win Tin, Bastion of Freedom

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  Today we mourn the death of U Win Tin, a man revered for his unfailing dedication to Burma’s freedom movement. To U Win Tin, the principles of press freedom and democracy were… Continue reading

The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

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US Campaign for Burma thanks Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Burma, for his six years of superb service relentlessly unearthing the extent of human rights… Continue reading