"The Burmese military regime remained, as intransigent towards any compromise with the democratic opposition, as it was repressive, towards Burmese dissidents." Read Essay 1 from Maung Zarni in the new FORSEA Democratic Struggle Series.
Thailand’s Military-Palace Complex and Prospects for the Emergence of a Government of, for and by the People
"Unlike the past, the pro-democracy movements now see clearly who and which institutions are the key forces in the network of the royalist elites. They do not focus solely on a number of military leaders but called for a structural changes." Puangthong R. Pawakapan
There needs to be a broader alliance amongst oppressed peoples in Asia who demand their right to homeland. It is necessary to extend solidarity to each other’s political struggles; it is also important to develop a common campaign to resist the USA/UK-led military paradigm in Asia which is backed by India, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, and so on, amongst whom the Sri Lankan state is at the heart...
Burmese educators, former UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon & former UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee spoke on Myanmar human rights in Seoul
FORSEA Co-founder Maung Zarni joins former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Chair of the Strategic Advisory Council – Myanmar Prof. Yanghee Lee & other prominent speakers at forum in Seoul, streamed LIVE on You Tube, May 10, 2021.
The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia discusses Japan's disappointing policy responses to egregious human rights violations in Asia and its reluctance to use its economic leverage to help people in need. Live: May 11, 2021: 7pm Tokyo | 6pm KL | 5pm Phnom Penh, Jakarta & BKK | 4:30pm Yangon | 11am London.
Read the report on the Dialogue with Dr James Gomez, Regional Director of Asia Centre, taking to Maung Zarni about the Myanmar junta in its grafting of surveillance technology onto the communications networks to secure future control of people and the country.
India under the populist BJP government of Prime Minister Modi has been gripped with a series of crises – largely self-inflicted – with devastating consequences on the society of 1.4 billion people. Listen to a discussion on the Crises in India: the Collapse of Healthcare Systems, BJP's Electoral Defeat in West Bengal, and Farmers' Protests.
In the next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia, Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director at Asia Centre, will outline a shift in tactics by the authoritarian regimes of ASEAN – from internet content censorship to infrastructure control.
"It's from the frying pan of wars and genocide at home, into the flaming fire of an off-shore refugee-prison complex in Australia". FORSEA hosted a virtual in-depth discussion on how a democratic state such as Australia has adopted and institutionalized an anti-refugee policy since around 2001.
Join the FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia for a discussion on the Inhumanity Against Refugees in the Name of Border Control: The Sordid Case of Australia.