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Saffron Revolution

The Young Generation In Myanmar Fighting For Change

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

For many years, the members of Generation Wave, a youth political activist group in Myanmar, also known as Burma, worked secretly underground. Those m...

Burma -- Or Is it Myanmar? -- Goes to See Its Shrink

MP Nunan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"I had a really bad weekend," Burma says. "Or a really good one," says the shrink. "The first reasonably free-and-fair election since 1990?"

When Non-Violence Isn't Enough

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Failed "color revolutions" expose the leaders for who they really are. During these delicate moments, international support is more -- not less -- justified.

China Wants Big Brother; Does the Middle East Need Him?

Michael Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Levy

Maybe Muslims, like China, need autocracy. Maybe stability means more than political freedom. Maybe some cultures or countries are just not capable of. . . of what? Responsible democracy?

So You Say You Want a Revolution?

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!

Quest for Bona Fide Democracy: Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Aung San Suu Kyi's release is no trivial event. Her new found freedom is not only a testament to her resilience, but also to the enduring strength of the democratic movement in Burma.

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Burma's Revolution: Goodbye, Generals (with Shaazka Beyerle)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In honor of the upcoming elections in Burma, here is a re-post of an article published at Truthout by me and Shaazka Beyerle in October of 2007. The ...

Burma's Electoral Authoritarianism

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Smith

Three years ago, Buddhist monks organized peaceful demonstrations in the streets of Burma. What they got in return was a violent crackdown by the state. And now, the country is ushering in a new form of politics: electoral authoritarianism.

The Burmese Elections: Prolonging the Misery and Postponing the Inevitable

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

This election is evidence that their last shreds of political legitimacy have evaporated. The international community has to recognize this inevitable "victory" for what it is -- the last gasp of a decaying system.

The Revolution Will Be Televised: Oscar-pick Burma VJ Airs on HBO

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Rotondi

If the totalitarian nightmare portrayed in George Orwell's 1984 strikes you as an implausible portrait of state control and repression, a single viewi...

A Benefit to Support Burmese Children Refugees

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Profits from a fundraiser will go to support the orphaned Burmese refugees housed at the Child Protection and Education Center at Mae Tao Clinic.

Obama, Burmese Monks Call For Release Of Aung San Suu Kyi

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

Burmese monks talk to HuffPost about Suu Kyi's arrest, repression in Burma and the state of the democracy movement about a year and a half after the Saffron Revolution.

'Burma VJs: Reporting From a Closed Country': Filmmaking at Its Incendiary Best

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Watching Burma VJs, it's natural to wonder how best the United States can help. With our motives suspect, it might not be a good idea for us to intervene directly beyond sanctions.

Karen Independence Movement: Seven Decades Of Futility?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

At 60 years, the Karen resistance against the three A's -- annihilation, absorption, and assimilation -- is either the world's longest-running war for independence or its most extended exercise in futility.