Topic: Myanmar

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The American Roots and 21st Century Global Rise of Fascism

Americans have always fancied themselves immune to fascism, but many of fascism's roots lie in US soil. David Neiwert, author of Alt-America, tells Truthou...   [ continue reading...]

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Militant Buddhism is on the march in South-East Asia; Why Now?

By Peter Lehr | (The Conversation) | – – Even ten years on, the first mental image that comes to mind with regard to Theravāda Buddhism is that...   [ continue reading...]

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Tillerson Calls for Credible Probe of Atrocities in Myanmar

More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military counter-insurgency clearance operation in Buddhist-majori...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Migration Agency Warns of Trafficking, Labour Exploitation, Sexual Abuse of Rohingya Refugees

Human trafficking and exploitation are rife among Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, according to intervie...   [ continue reading...]

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Call Them What They Are: Rohingya Refugees

Expand Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi,...   [ continue reading...]

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The Civil War inside Buddhism caused Ethnic Cleansing of Muslims

Paul Fuller | (The Conversation) | – – There is a desperate humanitarian crisis underway in Myanmar, centring around the Rohingya Muslims. There is...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar Denies Alleged Atrocities Against Rohingya

A senior UN official, who had toured the refugee camps in Bangladesh, on Sunday accused Myanmar's military of conducting organised mass rape and other crimes ag...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar: human rights under the junta?

Myanmar’s democratic consolidation is vital to secure the safety of minorities such as the Rohingya   [ continue reading...]

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ASEAN Summit Draft Statement Skips Over Rohingya Crisis

The draft did not give any details of the situation in northern Rakhine state or use the term Rohingya for the persecuted Muslim minority, which Myanmar leader...   [ continue reading...]

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After Hearing Accounts of Sexual Violence, UN Official to Bring Rohingya Case to ICC

Jessica Corbett, staff writerSurvivors who fled Myanmar told UN representative Pramila Patten about their experiences with "gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forc...   [ continue reading...]

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Child Exploitation Rife in Rohingya Refugee Camps

About 450,000 children, or 55% of the refugee population, live in teeming settlements near the border with Myanmar, after fleeing the destruction of villages an...   [ continue reading...]

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Hostile Terrain Slows Delivery of Lifesaving Aid to Rohingya Refugees

Since 25 August, an estimated 613,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Myanmar. The total refugee population...   [ continue reading...]

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South Asian Actors and Artists Call on World Leaders to End Violence Against Rohingya

A letter signed by South Asians in the arts and media calls on world leaders to pressure the Myanmar government to stop atrocities and grant them Rohingya citiz...   [ continue reading...]

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The Rohingya are facing genocide. We cannot be bystanders - Open letter by Salman Rushdie and others

We call on leaders to pressure the Myanmar government to stop these atrocities, grant the Rohingya citizenship, and allow them to return to a place they call ho...   [ continue reading...]

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Militant Buddhism Is on the March in South-East Asia – Where Did It Come From?

Ten years after the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, some Theravāda Buddhist monks are now preaching violence against Muslim or Hindu minorities in the name...   [ continue reading...]

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5 Beauty Pageant Contestants Using Their Platform to Get Political

From Brazil to Myanmar, beauty queens are speaking out against oppression. For decades, beauty pageants like Miss America only stirred up controversy...   [ continue reading...]

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How Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Contributed to ARSA’s Movement in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh has proved to be a fertile ground for ARSA, providing the group with sources of funding, weapons and recruits. The post How Ban...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Statement on Rohingyas

Myanmar must be made to comply The post UN Statement on Rohingyas appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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UNSC Statement Could Harm Talks With Bangladesh, Says Myanmar

The Security Council had urged Myanmar, in a statement on Monday, to "ensure no further excessive use of military force" and had expressed "grave concern over r...   [ continue reading...]

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Waking up to the horrors of Israeli militarization

Sedq, an international Jewish network for Justice has recently launched a Facebook campaign asking people around the world, and especially in the Jewish Communi...   [ continue reading...]

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