FORSEA cofounder M. Zarni dissects the regime's so-called "partial pardon" of #AungSanSuuKyi: confuse #Myanmar resistance, coopt tired NLD leaders, placate @ASEAN & arm-supplier-neighbours (#china #Thailand #India #Singapore) & crush principled resisters.
Bangkok-based “Conspiracy Blogger” Brian Berletic spreads Fake News about FORSEA as “A Tool of US Imperialism” in Southeast Asia
The ex-US Marine turned conspiracy blogger also attacks the “Milk Tea Alliance” and Myanmar's Resistance while defending Cambodia’s Hun Sen and dispensing advice to China and Russia on their arms trade.
Nyi Pu Lay, the man, treated anyone who met him with respect. He was courteous, thoughtful, kind and generous with his time, talents and publications. He was modest above all, and brimming with curiosity and eagerness to learn not just about things that immediately concerned the Burmese mind, but racism, international law, democratization, transitional justice, genocide and other atrocity crimes.
A LIVE discussion with FORSEA co-founder Maung Zarni, 9 July 2023, 2300 GMT, shedding light on "national resistance" against the "Myanmar military junta's atrocious war against its own people".
Unconditional Dialogue in the Age of Myanmar “Nway Oo” Revolution: Four Problems with Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Dialogue” with the Murderous Junta
Tragically, the public will become increasingly confused as to who is providing the pro-democracy leadership or which path – revolutionary or the status quo of the Suu Kyi-military deal, which will undoubtedly be backed by ASEAN.
One need only examine the class-and other-divisions in society to realize that capitalist liberal democracy is based in division, not togetherness. The differences are dramatic in employment, housing, education, health, life expectancy, even the environment within which rulers and ruled live.
From Hedging to Bandwagoning: China’s Shift in Strategy in Securing Its Interests in Post-Coup Myanmar
China has taken advantage of Myanmar’s violent situation. Its economic and strategic gains are being made in blatant disregards of Myanmar’s resistance’s – and the public’s – calls for China to desist from further enabling Myanmar military.
Too Many Massacres, Too Little Prospect for Dialogue: A Sobering Voice from Eastern Myanmar’s War Zone
How feasible or realistic is the “inclusive dialogue” with Min Aung Hlaing’s coup regime? “The Burmese military has killed, tortured, maimed and displaced too many people for there to be any meaningful dialogue.” David Eubank, Founder and Leader, the Free Burma Rangers, 23/6/23,
How Many Burmas Is Enough? Sidelining Western Imaginaries for Understanding Burma is an Important Step, But Competing Indigenous Imaginaries Also Present Problems
Can Area Studies move beyond the Burman, Burmese-speaking, Buddhist imaginary to understand the country through other indigenous perspectives?
‘ခုခံရေးလား-တော်လှန်ရေးလား’ Rebellion or Revolution?: A Fundamental Question for the Anti-Coup Myanmar Spring
This Burmese language essay by one of the most critical scholars of Myanmar is very timely, analytical and empirical.