Category: Opinion

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

How to be a Patriot & Democrat and Stay Alive within the Burmese Military

The resistance to tyranny must always understand that many of their allies, many of their partisans, many of their heroes may wear the uniform of their enemies. Their help and cooperation must be cultivated and cherished. They collectively represent a good karma-seeking, though clandestine, movement for Myanmar’s freedom.

/ July 29, 2022

ဒီမိုကရေစီကိုယုံကြည်သော မျိုးချစ်တပ်မတော်သားများ ယ္ခုလက်ရှိ မြန်မာ့တပ်မတော်အတွင်း၌ ဆက်လက်ရှင်သန်နေလိုပါက။

လက်ရှိမြန်မာ့တပ်မတော်အတွင်းရှိ စစ်မှန်သောမျိုးချစ်များအတွက် ဤရှားပါးသောအခွင့်အလမ်းသည် အချိန်ကိုက်ရယူနိုင်ပါက မိမိတို့၏သိတ္ခာနှင့် အသက်ကို ကယ်တင်နိုင်ရုန်သာမက မိမိတို့လေးစားသော လုပ်ဖေါ်ကိုင်ဖက်များနှင့် တပ်မတော်ခေါင်းဆောင်များအား မကောင်းမှုဒုစရိုက်များ အနည်းငယ်ကိုသာ ကျူးလွန်ဖြစ်ရန် ကူညီခြင်းအားဖြင့် သူတို့အား ကယ်တင်ရာလည်း သက်ရောက်ပေသည်။

/ July 29, 2022

War is Not the Answer to Conflicts: Not in Ukraine Nor Elsewhere

In the FORSEA interview conducted in Kuala Lumpur on Friday 8 July, 2022, Dr Mahathir pointed out that Western powers invent “enemies”, holding up the Cold War as a concrete example.

/ July 11, 2022


ကိုလိုနီခေတ် လို့ပြောလိုက်ရင် ဟိုးအဘိုးအဘွားခေတ်က အခြေအနေ၊ အဖြူအမည်းဓာတ်ပုံတွေကို တန်းမြင်ယောင်ကြလိမ့်မယ်ထင်တယ်။ တနည်းအားဖြင့် နယ်ချဲ့တဲ့ခေတ်၊ ကိုလိုနီခေတ်ဟာ ဟိုးအရင်တုန်းက ကိစ္စတွေ၊ ယခုခေတ်နဲ့ သိပ်မဆက်စပ်တော့တဲ့အရာများလို့လည်း တွေးကောင်းတွေးမိကြပါလိမ့်မယ်။ ကျမအတွက်တော့ ကိုလိုနီခေတ်ဆိုတာ အချိန်အခါ (era) ထက်စာရင် စိတ်ဓာတ် (mindset) ကိုရည်ရွယ်တာဆိုရင်ပိုမှန်ပါလိမ့်မယ်။

/ July 1, 2022

Opinion: Is Neocolonial Education a Solution to “Military Slave Education”?

As educators continue to contribute to Myanmar's Spring Revolution, it is vital to keep asking ourselves: Could the white supremacist neocolonial education really be a solution to the military slave education and other internal oppressive structures in Myanmar society?

/ June 22, 2022

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing should drop the plan to execute 4-Myanmar activists: An Open Appeal

I am making an open appeal to your better self – both as a fellow Myanmar and a Buddhist – to reconsider your decision to proceed with the execution, by hanging, of 4 Myanmar activists who actively opposed your coup and were tried and found guilty under the country’s Anti-Terrorism Act.

/ June 10, 2022

Extend the Spirit of Partisans to Fight New Fascisms: Homophobia, Discrimination, Exclusion and Racism

For the first time since the end of the ethnic cleanings in 1992-95, the Bosnian human rights activists decided to explore the possibility of establishing international solidarity networks, linking their local activism with those value-based – anti-Fascist and pro-democratic – activists from other parts of the world.

/ May 9, 2022

Invasions, International Law and Global Responses: From colonial Britain and white-settlerist USA to Maoist China and Putin’s Russia

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles, May 4th, 2022, a veteran of US Navy and retired dean of Sydney's Macquarie University Law School speaks to FORSEA.

/ May 4, 2022

Democracy in France 2022: Conversation with Sorbonne Constitutional Scholar and Leftist Intellectual Marie Gren

In the fascinating 60-minutes discussion, Professor Gren touched on various aspects of contemporary democracy in France, ranging from the sordid state of the Left and its “caviar socialists” and the increasing acceptability and mainstreaming of Far Right ideologies which Le Pen personifies, to the economic hardships that inflict immense pains on the great majority of the French public.

/ April 29, 2022

Myanmar Mothers’ Cries Do Not Bode Well for the Nation’s Future

The musician of resistance Mun Awng reminded the viewers, “the revolution must prevail, against all odds.” Tain Sway was seen nodding her head profusely when Mun Awng spelled out the pervasive sentiment – that “it is better to die fighting for the cause than living under the boot, again”.

/ April 19, 2022