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Thai authorities demand monitoring of EAO meetings

Thai authorities demand monitoring of EAO meetings

Thai officials returning to Chiangmai from last week’s security meeting in Pisanulok, headquarters of the Third Regional Army that oversees security along the Thai-Burmese border, have said that meetings, sem...

Four civilians in Hsipaw arrested and beaten on suspicion of having contact with Shan State Army

Four civilians in Hsipaw arrested and beaten on suspicion of having contact with Shan State Army

Troops from Burma Army LIB 504 arrested four civilians in Hsipaw, northern Shan State, accused them of supporting the Shan State Army (SSA), then sent them to jail at Hsipaw police station on 6th November, acco...

About 1,000 militia forces involved in attacks against SSPP/SSA

About 1,000 militia forces involved in attacks against SSPP/SSA

During their offensive against SSPP/SSA in October, the Burma Army used at least 1,000 People’s Militia forces from northern and southern Shan State.
During October 2nd to 30th, t...

UNFC: No deal made with ‘The Lady’

UNFC: No deal made with ‘The Lady’

Hkun Okker, a key leader of the 12-ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) alliance, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), has for the first time denied publicly that the coal...

The “pentapartite” dialogue: The new game in town, says a don

The “pentapartite” dialogue: The new game in town, says a don

An academic, who has been working closely with ethnic resistance movements for more than 20 years, said yesterday the 31 October high-level talks held in Naypyitaw is a new game in...

The 4th NCA draft: Deadlock or last hurdle?

The 4th NCA draft: Deadlock or last hurdle?

For more than a month since the end or the 6th Union Peacemaking Work Committee-Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (UPWC-NCCT) negotiations, no new formal meeting has been call...

Wa, Naypyitaw discuss opening of Thai-Burmese border checkpoint

Wa, Naypyitaw discuss opening of Thai-Burmese border checkpoint

One of the topics discussed at Mongla on the Sino-Burmese border between the United Wa State Army (UWA) and Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) last month was the reopening the...

 

A tale for our times

A parable about two mythical kingdoms offers lessons in how to create a cycle of non-violence

To many of us, today’s world must seem one in which violence is the first resort used to register a protest, settle disputes or particularly, to wage a war...

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Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas during the Current Peace Process in Burma

Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas during the Current Peace Process in Burma

Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas
during the Current Peace Process in Burma
 
12 November 2014 at 13.00 – 16:00
Venue: 4th Floor Meeting Room,

Operational Building
Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University

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Stalling constitutional amendment to uphold “disciplined democracy”?

Stalling constitutional amendment to uphold “disciplined democracy”?

On the heels of military law makers rejection of  Articles 59(f) and Article 436, including many other provisions in the 2008, military-drafted Constitution, Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann told a press conference on 10 November that any changes o...

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Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)

Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)
  • BOMB BLASTS SHAKE BURMA!
  • MILITARY CHIEF IN CHINA BEFORE LAIZA SUMMIT!
  • CORRECT NUMBER OF SLAVES IN BURMA, 60 MILLION!
  • MP CALLS ON BA, SSA TO STOP FIGHTING!
  • HOMAGE TO SEIN WIN!
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Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI-May 6. Hundreds of Burmese migrant workers marked May Day in Chiang Mai on May 1, 2014, celebrated worldwide to honor workers. Labor organizations, including the Migrant Workers Federation (MWF), Worker Solidarity Association (WSA), and Mi...

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There’s something in a name

There’s something in a name

Unlike many non-Burmans (or Bamars), many  of whom SHAN has discussed with agree with U Aung Thaung, the ruling party MP, who proposed that names of states, where non-Burmans are the majority and they used to be territories independent from Burm...

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