31 STORIES TAGGED ‘PROTEST’

Youth Alliance Denounces Arrest, Violence Against Bogyoke Statue Protesters

July 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The National Ethnic Youth Alliance (NEYA) released a statement on July 4 to denounce the government for taking action and using violence in the crackdown against ethnic Karenni (Kayah) youths who were protesting against the plan to erect Bogyoke Aung San statue in the Karen... Read more ►

Karen Community in Minnesota to Call for Equal Education Rights

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen community living in Minnesota, U.S. will call for equal rights to education like other races at the Minnesota Capitol on June 15. Speaking to the Karen News on June 14, the Karen Community of Minnesota (KCM) leader Morrison Johnny said the KCM will lead the Karen Advoc... Read more ►

Hundreds of Mae-ka-ne Residents Demand Return of Seized Lands

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Residents of Mae-ka-ne Village under the Karen State’s Myawaddy Township held a peaceful demonstration on June 10 morning to demand the return of the farmlands that have been grabbed for development project. The protest leader Naw Htoo Htoo said over 300 residents marched ... Read more ►

Australia Karen Join Global Protest against Burma Army Attacks on Villagers

May 25, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organization rallied outside the Burmese Embassy in Canberra to protest against the Burma Army’s recent attacks on villages in Karen State. Members of the Australian Karen community travelled from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to protest. The Australi... Read more ►

“We Want Peace, Not Dams…” – 1000’s of Villagers Protest Proposed Salween Dams in Karen State

March 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers in the Northern District of Karen State on the Thai-Burma border gathered along the Salween River for the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. On March 14, the Karen River Network organized event to call for “No Dams” near the Ei Tu ... Read more ►

Over 1,000 Burmese Migrant Workers Protest Demanding Full Wage in Mae Sot

February 16, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers from Golden File gem-polishing workshop in Bang Wang Takhian Village in the Thai border town of Mae Sot launched a strike on February 14 over the issue of not receiving full wage and getting their wages cut off for document fees. “They do... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Canadian Visit Exposes Media Blind Spots in Reporting Burma

June 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Lay Khu Wah

Anyone working for social justice in Burma should be disappointed by the mainstream media’s coverage of Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Canada last week. Given ongoing military abuses throughout Burma’s ethnic regions, it was frustrating to see headlines focusing a... Read more ►

Thousands of Displaced Karen Villagers Call for Burma Army to Get Off Their Land

May 24, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Today, while the peace dialogue in Nay Phyi Daw resumes for its second round, displaced Karen villagers in remote areas of northern Karen State staged a protest over the Burma Army occupying their lands and preventing their safe return. The protest took place at Ei Tu Hta, a... Read more ►

Myawaddy Residents Protest Electricity Price Hikes

May 8, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Angered over recent electricity price increases and frequent blackouts, over 200 people staged a protest on May 1 in Myawaddy township, Kayin State. Protesters complained that the recent change in power distributors was not handled transparently, and said the new arrangement... Read more ►

Hundreds of Karen Protest Outside U.S. White House Calling for Continued Sanctions on Burma

November 15, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Karen people living in the USA gathered in front of the White House in Washington DC to call for sanctions to be continued to be imposed on Burma. The Karen began their protest outside the White House on November 11, 2016. The more than 700 Karen protesters said that the lif... Read more ►

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