The women fighting on the eastern frontline

MYAWADDY, KAYAH STATE // In the afternoon, Naw Eh Moo, 28, was carrying rations in a vehicle to the frontline on the Myawaddy-Wal Lay highway when her logistics team was ambushed by Burmese army soldiers. The resistance fighter was killed alongside another young woman, Naw Lu Lu Phaw, 22, and a young man, Ko Kyaw […]

Asian summits shut eyes to dirty business in Myanmar

Bangkok, Thailand – Pot lids and umbrellas, symbols of resistance in Myanmar, appeared in front of Thailand’s Prime Minister’s Office and United Nations headquarters as political leaders from the region gathered in the capital to discuss free trade zones and other economic issues. November was a month where numerous international meetings took place in Southeast […]

One river, one border, two realities

The endless escape of Myanmar people out of their land is worsening since the military coup of 2021. As realpolitik and national security issues topple humanitarian concerns, tragedies along the river marking the border between Thailand and Myanmar keep unfolding.

The junta’s war on children

Lat Yet Kone, Sagaing Region – Early afternoon, the Burmese army intentionally attacked a school and a village in Depayin Township using machine guns and launchers, killing two dozen people, half of them children.

Surviving in Cities of Crime and Despair

A year and a half after the military coup, the life of people in Myanmar is worsening by the day. As the cities become lawless, the rates of crime and insecurity increase and people lost all feelings of physical safety and economic stability.

In memoriam of the journalists in Myanmar

After the military coup on February 1st, 2021, journalists were among the first to be hunted down along with opposition politicians, social workers and activists. Dozens of reporters have been arrested and four have been killed by the SAC.

Junta Gets Full Membership in the Eurasian Autocracies Gang

Pob Pra District, Tak province, Thailand – In this remote village at the Thai-Myanmar border, a model-sized blue Mig-29 aircraft led the cortege for Asahna Bucha Buddhist ceremony. Three little boys dressed in pilot, soldier and policeman uniforms sat around the small jet fighter, which was carried in a decorated pick-up truck parading around their […]

Remember Six Decades of Students Repression

YANGON // On July 7th, many protests happened around Myanmar to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1962 revolutionary student strike. The “Seven July” uprising was one of the first mass movement to oppose the military coup by General Ne Win’s junta in March earlier that year. On that day, the military injured and killed […]