Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup in February ended a decade of democratisation Eighteen months on, more than 1,000 civilians have been killed by the country’s security forces and many members of the ousted government including Aung San Suu Ski are on trial or in jail. With the introduction of the Burma Act, will the international context shift in favour of the ousted government?
In a damning report, the Commission on Human Rights found that the “grim reality” of being a human rights defender in the Philippines was that “they faced constant undermining and delegitimization of their work which lead to systematic attacks that place their ‘life, liberty, and security…at great risk”.
Prof. John Packer said, “ ... Britain is wilfully blind to the duplicity of trying to recognize the genocidal regime through the farcical separation of a state from a regime.” He called sanctions against military leaders while embracing their regime “Bad Apple-ism”. That is, there are some bad guys in the Myanmar military, but as in the entire military as a national institution, not every rank and file member is...
The Rohingya photographers gathered here offer a revisioning of sorts, a counternarrative to existing tropes of their community as uber-victims. Instead, we get glimpses of what it means to ‘live with’ such infrastructures of statelessness, to see what we might otherwise miss.
Join a webinar on liberal education in Singapore with Haolie Jiang, Robin Zheng and Meredith Weiss on September 9, 2021 08:00 PM in Singapore.
The Closing of the Young Minds of Southeast Asia: Post-colonial Universities in the Service of Autocratic States
Two leading scholars of Southeast Asia – Thongchai Winichakul, Emeritus Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michael W. Charney, Professor of Military History and Southeast Asian Histories at SOAS University of London – will share their professional perspectives on the ways in which higher education in the region has been misused and manipulated to promote what Michael W. Charney calls “State-Think”.
U.S. & Brazilian Religious Rights: Their Political Impact, Worldviews, Connections, and Love for Dictatorships
Staffers of the largest freethinking group in the United States have interviewed the author of a new book comparing the evangelical movements in the United States and Brazil.
Gregory Stanton on the Mainstreaming of Slobodan Milošević ‘s Euphemism “Ethnic Cleansing” in Cases of Genocide
In Stanton’s expert opinion, no prosecutor can charge anyone for committing “ethnic cleansing” as it is not a crime under international law. The term is a license for impunity.
In a conversation with the Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor and Communications Director Amit Pal, Cole delves into the various aspects of the Taliban, including its ideology and its roots, its potential impact on Afghan society, and how multiple failures of U.S. policy led to the Taliban’s resurgence.
FORSEA Co-founder offers his no-hold-barred view of the Myanmar terrorist regime renaming itself “Caretaker”
The coup regime's latest move to reinvent itself as "Caretaker" government is the vicious repeat of the pattern of deceiving Myanmar public which began with General Ne Win intervening in electoral politics in September 1958 – under the same "Caretaker Government" label.