DO NOT ENTER
“Do not enter.” By: Psyche The Myanmar military often posts this sign on land that they have forcefully appropriated from local owners and residents. Ethnic minorities of Myanmar in particular have suffered lost rights to their ancestral lands due to these unjust land grabs. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth (Christina’s World, 1948) See Psyche’s article at […]
Hoping for Federalism: An Ethnic Perspective
Last week in Thanphyuyat, I was stopped at the toll gate. The soldier there confiscated and checked my phone. I’m used to soldiers checking things: It reminded me of when they checked my ID in Rakhine State. But there’s a feeling of numb panic when someone checks your phone during a military coup. As an ethnic minority in Myanmar, I have a different lens on the story than most. You see, for many ethnic groups, we distrust both the military and the National League for Democracy…
A Hero of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution
While I am having Kyatayo(Thai noodles) at a papaya salad shop, I am reading the news of Myanmar protests and lethal crackdowns by Min Aung Hlaing’s military government in major cities and towns.
VOICES FROM A COUP series: I write this in urgency, unsure of whether I will be stripped of my freedom and my life. But if I were to vanish, I hope this piece will help other parts of the world.
Built By Hand: an alternative education that changes lives and builds communities
When I first came out to the farm school in 2012, it was tucked away hidden in a small village outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. A trade school, an agriculture training center, a living space for up-and-coming Burmese youth activists from the border regions and from within the country – NEED-Myanmar has changed quite a lot since then. […]