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Burma’s Democracy Challenge Flickers Awake Again

The small but persistent protests that have shaken Burma since late August may not be over after all, despite the arrests of key activists and violence by thugs against protesters in Rang...
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Burma’s Democracy Challenge Flickers Out

The arrests of key activists and violence against protesters in Rangoon and other Burmese cities over the past two weeks have left the fragile opposition movement increasingly isolated, bereft of ...
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Burma protests continue

Photo by Ralf-André Lettau Driven by sudden five-fold fuel and commodity prices and the continuing deterioration of the country’s educational system, protests in Burma appear to be spreading outside of Rangoon to other cities and ...
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Can Burma’s People Rise Again?

The Sunday Protest in Rangoon. Over 400 people participated in the silent rally against the price rise of fuel in Burma by the military junta. Photo courtesy : Burma Digest   It ...
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No Way Out: India’s Burmese Refugees

"I never wanted to be a refugee. I don't like to be, but I am; and I cannot help it," a slim, 30ish Burmese named Ko Thura (not his real name) told Asia Sentinel last week. One of nearly 50,...
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Shackled by the Neck

Two years ago an 18-year old Karen girl named Zember, living in a refugee village within sight of the Thai-Burma border, staged her own little personal revolution. She removed the rings she had been adding around her neck each year since she was seven ...
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India and Burma: Such Good Friends

Burma may be a pariah in the eyes of most of the world but India appears determined to enhance its strategic relationship with the country to avoid conceding ground to China. New Delhi is planning a spate...