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

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 commended Burma on, among other things, their “movement away from partnership with North Korea in favor of engagement with America.” Obama is … More The US turns a blind eye on Burma’s North Korea Connection

The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

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 abuses in Burma. Quintana provided a voice of reason to policymakers, decision-makers, and international governmental bodies. He dispelled the narrative adopted by … More The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

Free Zaw Pe

  Reporter Zaw Pe has been sentenced to a year in prison, a severe blow to press freedom in Burma. The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) video journalist was sentenced on April 7th, charged with trespassing and disturbing a civil servant. Zaw Pe was arrested in August 2012 while seeking an interview with a government … More Free Zaw Pe

USCB in Global Post: Japanese Investments are Driving Human Rights Abuses

Japan’s development aid is driving Burma’s families into deeper poverty, writes US Campaign for Burma’s policy director Rachel Wagley in the Global Post. Japanese investments are driving human rights abuses in Myanmar Rachel Wagley April 3, 2014 15:48 A truck loaded with logs drives past the flags of Myanmar and Japan during the Commencement Ceremony of … More USCB in Global Post: Japanese Investments are Driving Human Rights Abuses