Category: Opinion

The latest opinion from those committed to making our region fair, just and democratic.

Bureaucratic Despair at the United Nations Human Rights Council, but Hope, Love and Strength amongst Myanmar’s Resistance Communities

Listen Mr. Human Rights Commissioner: Hope is NOT rare among us Myanmar revolutionaries and our supporters.

/ March 9, 2023

Myanmar Military’s Acts of Terrorism from the Sky & Savage Beheadings on the Ground

Under Min Aung Hlaing’s genocidal commandership, Myanmar Armed Forces are morphing into a terrorist organization in full view of the world at large. The question now for Myanmar – and the pro-democratic world – to ask themselves is a variation of Lenin’s “What needs to be done?”

/ March 6, 2023

Acts of State Terrorism by Tatmadaw, Myanmar Armed Forces under Min Aung Hlaing

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Series hosts a conversation with David Eubank, a humanitarian & former US Army Special Forces and Ranger officer, & Founder and Leader of the Free Burma Rangers, which conducts relief, advocacy, leadership development and unity missions among the people of Burma.

/ March 5, 2023

Trouble in No Man’s Land

The events leading up to the destruction of the Rohingya camp in No Man's Land and the role of Bangladesh in it.

/ February 2, 2023

အကြမ်းဖက်သတ်ဖြတ်နေမှုများအဆုံးသတ်နိုင်ရေးနှင့် နိုင်ငံအစိတ်စိတ်အမွှာမွှာ မပြိုကွဲရေးအတွက် ဖက်ဒရယ်ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်တော်လှန်ရေးအင်အားစုများဖြင့် အာဆီယံပူးပေါင်းဆောင်ရွက်ရန်လိုအပ်

ငြိမ်းချမ်းသောပဠိပက္ခဖြေရှင်းခြင်းနည်းလမ်းများဖြင့် ဒုက္ခအတိကျရောက်နေသော မြန်မာပြည်သူများနှင့်မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအား ထိရောက်စွာကူညီနိုင်လိမ့်မည်ဟု မျှော်လင့်ကြီးစွာစောင့်စား နေကြပါသည်။

/ February 2, 2023

ASEAN Needs to Work With Burma’s Democratic Resistance to End Violence and Reverse the Slow Balkanization

As leaders of ethnic armed resistance organizations, we view ourselves not only representatives of our respective communities but as national actors. We are forging ahead with an institutional platform for a federal democracy. We offer our utmost assistance to ASEAN and call on the UN and friends of ASEAN to support its efforts in implementing the Five-Point Consensus.

/ February 1, 2023


作为民族武装抵抗组织的领导人,我们不仅将自己视为各自社区的代表,而且将自己视为国家行动者。 我们正在为联邦民主建立一个体制平台。

/ February 1, 2023

In Brazil and in the United States, We Need to Avoid Learning the Wrong Lessons from Right-Wing Attacks

It is necessary to abandon the idea that more policing, more surveillance, and more restrictive protest laws can help us to fight right-wing extremism. It is more likely that such measures will soon be used to fight us by the very political actors whom we are fighting against.

/ January 27, 2023

ချုပ်နှောင်မှုများကို ဆန့်ကျင့်၍ စနစ်များကို ဖြိုချဖျက်ဆီးသော ကွန်မြူနစ်ဝါဒီဆီသို့!

Simoun Magsalin (စီမုန်း မာဂ်စာလင်း) မူရင်းရေးသားပြီး မခြင်္သေ့ ဘာသာပြန်သည်။ မူရင်းဆောင်းပါးကို “လူမုန်းများ” မဂ္ဂဇင်းတွင်  ၂၀၂၂ ခုနှစ် မတ်လ ၂၈ ရက်တွင် ထုတ်ပြန်ခဲ့ပြီး မကြာမီတွင် ဇိုင်းအသွင်ကို zines and agitprop section တွင် ဖတ်ရှုနိူင်ပါလိမ့်မည်။

/ January 17, 2023

The Right’s Worrying Trajectories in India and the United States

Political observers and activists need to keep a close eye on the Right’s agenda in the two countries. The world’s largest democracy and the world’s oldest democracy are both in trouble.

/ December 4, 2022