“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 ►

Burma Keeping Political Prisoners Lock Up

April 25, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Campaign UK, a human rights advocacy group has called for the release of U Gambira, a prominent political activist arrested in January, and “all the remaining political prisoners in Burma. U Gambira was arrested on January 19th this year while visiting Burma from... Read more ►

Karen General Joins Environmental and Community Groups Who Want Govt To Halt All Mega Hydro-power Dam Projects On The Salween River

March 17, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A coalition of Karen environmental community based groups, the Karen River Watch, joined with local villagers to protest the building of hydro-power dams on the Salween River. The protesters called for all mega hydro-power projects on Salween River to stop. The protest marke... Read more ►

Asian Human Rights Commission Supports Student Leaders Boycott Of Burma’s ‘Failed’ Judicial System

March 16, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Student leaders from the All Burma Federation of Student Union’s have announced they will boycott the country’s judicial system and have announced a “Failed Law” calling for a change to the 2008 constitution. The campaign was sparked by a crackdown by... Read more ►

Naw Ohn Hla’s Jailing Highlights Ongoing Suppression of Political Dissent, Human Rights Organisation Claims

March 15, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In spite of recent reforms and the release of political prisoners, the numbers still in jail in Burma are significant, a human rights advocacy organisation based in the United Kingdom has said. Burma Campaign UK, said it had launched a campaign to highlight the issue of poli... Read more ►

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