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Karen people are organized to take advantage of peace negotiations

January 31, 2012  •  Author: Kweh Say

The participation of the Karen people in the decision-making process at the national level is key in preventing the Karen from being subjected to on-going forms of oppression and exploitation by the military dominated Burma government. The Karen National Union (KNU) and the ... Read more ►

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January 27, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The recent first-round of ‘peace talks’ between the Karen National Union and the Burma government in Pa-an on 12th January raised a lot of expectations within the international community, the Burmese community and among Karen people living inside Burma and those living o... Read more ►

Peace hopes real, but Karen remain wary

January 17, 2012  •  Author: Saw Wei Thoo

Last week’s accord with the government brought the feeling that times are really changing in Burma, but bitter experiences of the past are prompting questions of why the KNU left the table without firm guarantees. It was a heart-pounding moment for many Karen around th... Read more ►

My father would be proud of Karen army unity

September 4, 2011  •  Author: Zoya Phan

I can’t remember how many times the Karen National Union and other ethnic political organisations have been dismissed as losing, or being on the verge of defeat. In February 1950 General Ne Win boasted to international media that victory over the Karen ‘insurgents’ wou... Read more ►

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

August 22, 2011  •  Author: Naw Htoo Paw

The ethnic people of Burma are having a hard time. Burma Army soldiers are targeting women in the Kachin and Shan State for rape. Villagers are used as forced labour for the Burma Army. Development projects mean forced relocation and slave labour. Half a million ethnic peopl... Read more ►

I Am Both Angry And Grateful To The International Community

August 19, 2011  •  Author: Zoya Phan

I don’t think many people in the west have any real understanding of what it is like to be driven out of your country, to have to flee for your life, leaving your possessions, friends, everything you know behind you, and never knowing if or when you will ever being able to... Read more ►

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