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“Rivers are not commodities for Sale” – Environmental Rights and Civil Society Groups Demand End to Large-dam Projects

March 21, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Environmental right groups and civil society organizations across Burma gathered on a ship on the Irrawaddy River in Mandalay demanding an end to mega-dam projects to mark this years International Day of Action for Rivers, on March 14. The Burma Rivers Network, Save the Salw... Read more ►

Karen Women Leader Honored With the 2019 US International Women of Courage Award

March 7, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Naw K’Nyaw Paw, general secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) has been declared as one of 10 recipients of the 2019 International Women of Courage Award. On March 7, Michael R. Pompeo, US Secretary of State hosted the Awards at the U.S. Department of State of... Read more ►

Ethnic People Protest General Aung San’s Statue – Police Respond with Violence

February 13, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Burma police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon at peaceful Karenni protesters opposed to a statue of General Aung San that had been unveiled earlier this month in Loikaw the capital of Kayah State. Organizers of the protest estimated that at least 3,000 people ... Read more ►

Asia Highway Upgrade Stalled in Karen State as Road Turns to Mud and Dust

February 7, 2019  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The road between Eindu and Kawkareik is in a bad way – it turned to mud in the wet season and to dust in the dry season. The upgrading works for the 66.4 kilometer section of road connecting the two towns was planned to improve the Asia Highway link of the Greater Mekong S... Read more ►

Frontline Medic Wins 2018 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

January 31, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Saw Joseph, a medic with the frontline humanitarian organization Free Burma Rangers is the winner of the 2018 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. In a media statement the Phan Foundation said the annual award is given to young Karen leaders who have demonstrated they have dev... Read more ►

Karen Revolution at a Crossroad – Time for Renewal

January 30, 2019  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

2019 marks an important year for Karen armed struggle for self-autonomy in many ways. On January 31st, we will celebrate 70th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day, a day when Karen people first launched their armed movement against the government of Burma in 1949 for an a... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups Joins 70th Revolution Day – Includes Traditional Don Dance National Competition for the First Time

January 25, 2019  •  Author: Saw Shar

It is expected representatives from all Karen armed organizations will join the activities for the 70th Karen Revolution Day on January 31 in the Karen National Union’s Pa-An district, in Karen State. Local communities are excited with plans to hold a Karen traditional Don... Read more ►

UK Advocacy Group Accuses 49 International Companies of Supporting Military Abuses in Burma

December 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Advocacy group Burma Campaign UK published its ‘Dirty List’ in early December 2018, slamming 49 international companies accused of “operating in Myanmar in such a way that contributes to human rights violations and environmental destruction.” Burma Campaign UK Reviv... Read more ►

KNU Calls for Govt’s to Tear-up it’s Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law

December 21, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Amid increasing cases of land disputes in Burma, the country’s Parliament on September, 2018 ratified a controversial land law. The new law has been opposed by civil society and human right groups and the Karen National Union. The KNU released a statement on December 15 ca... Read more ►

Karen Groups Express Solidarity with Jailed Kachin Activists

December 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Peace Support Network put out a statement condemning the conviction and jailing of three Kachin peace activists claiming the action is designed to silence the criticism of Myanmar’s military and its abuses. The three Kachin activists, Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau J... Read more ►

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