FORSEA-linked events in London and Bristol: On UK / Myanmar Trade Union Solidarity & Rohingya-Palestinian Solidarity

Though a SEA-rooted scholar-activist network, FORSEA continues to lend its voice of solidarity to the Palestinian struggle for liberation from the White Man's collective genocide in the colonially Occupied Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem, as well as Myanmar's trade union and other resistance movements against the genocidal Burmese military dictatorship.

/ April 19, 2024
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Northern Irish Nobel Laureate Nominates Burmese Activist for 2024 Peace Prize

Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia (FORSEA) and the Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) jointly announced Maguire’s nomination, based on Zarni’s “impactful and tireless activism for peace and harmony among human communities over three decades”

/ April 16, 2024
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While inviting foreign investment in Rakhine, Arakan Army Leadership displays deep-seated genocidal racism towards Rohingya in Western Myanmar

The extreme racism that Rakhine nationalists have, over the generations, displayed – their sense of racial and religious superiority vis-à-vis Rakhine state’s largest minority population of Rohingya, largely Muslims, their dogged attempts to deny and destroy Rohingya identity – appears to be their Achilles' heel.

/ April 2, 2024

Myanmar NUG and Ethnic Revolutionary Organizations need to walk their talk of gender – and ethnic – equality

The adviser to the Karen National Union, Naw May Oo Mutraw, critically challenges the simplistic portrayal of, and self-serving perception, regarding the all-too-obvious exclusively male revolutionary leadership of Myanmar resistance organizations.

/ March 29, 2024

The Chiang Mai-Meeting of 7 Myanmar Ceasefire Groups: Why Now? What Outcomes?

The 7 Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Signatory groups, practically on the fringe of Myanmar’s Civil War met in Chiang Mai (17-18 March) to actually preserve Self-interests while, in effect, throwing a shred of domestic legitimacy, if that, to the junta.

/ March 20, 2024

On St Patrick’s Day, Mairead Maguire led public condemnation of the Irish American President Joe Biden’s genocidal role in Gaza

Quoting St Patrick of the 3rd Century AD who preached, “in Christ, there is no killing”, the Northern Irish peace activist and co-founder of the Peace People grassroots movement delivered a scathing indictment of non-stop killings over centuries by the “allegedly Christian" West.

/ March 18, 2024

“America? I love the republic, but I hate the Empire”: A Personal Tribute to Johan Galtung (24 Oct. 1930 – 17 Feb. 2024), the Man for Just Peace

Galtung made unparalleled intellectual and practical contributions to the advancement of our understanding of peace, its social objectives and the conditions for peace, in terms of our global understanding of such an elusive goal.

/ March 4, 2024

Burma undergoes quasi-Balkanization and the embattled junta resorts to mass conscription

No Burmese in their right minds have bought into the spin “service to the nation” from the junta leadership. Reportedly, young men and women are frantically finding ways to exit the country.

/ February 23, 2024

The Arakan Army and a “Divided Myanmar”

The spectre of a divided Myanmar is often raised, both out of a genuine fear of the consequences for everyday people or the admitted complications it would raise for international security or out of a less scrupulous desire to maintain the status quo or to challenge it out of self-interest.

/ February 13, 2024

Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak on Israel

Drawing on one of the world’s most influential anti-colonial scholars and revolutionaries, Frantz Fanon, Professor Spivak speaks on the root cause of the unceasing waves of violence against and by Israel when she points out that the violence by the colonizer/oppressor violence generates violence by the colonized/oppressed. To end this, the colonial conditions must first end.

/ February 9, 2024