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General strike in progressMarch 8, 2021 at 5:42 pm #215078james19Participant
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Nun begs Myanmar police not to open fire
March 10, 2021 at 7:02 am #215140
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2,000 people have been arrested and the death toll has climbed to more than 60.
Hundreds of soldiers and police were deployed to Ma Hlwa Gone railway station and its staff housing compound early Wednesday morning where about 800 workers are participating in strike action.
“We are united,” railway workers chantedMarch 13, 2021 at 11:48 am #215271
workers in Myanmar who produce clothing for Primark were locked inside their factory by supervisors who tried to prevent them from joining anti-coup protests…20 were subsequently fired for missing shifts to participate in the civil disobedience movementMarch 14, 2021 at 5:27 pm #215361
More signs that the military are prepared to escalate their draconian repression.
But if true and not just propaganda there are stories of protesters now engaging in attempts of counter-violence rather than persisting with peaceful demonstrations. This is an ominous development because it shifts the situation where the State is more suited.March 18, 2021 at 11:19 pm #215585
Should this news item be on the China thread?
“…China has said it is prepared to do more to protect its extensive business investments in Myanmar, which include factories, pipelines and other big infrastructure projects. China’s state-run Global Times asserted that protesters “incited by the West” had attacked 32 factories, causing 240 million yuan (about $30 million) in damage…”March 19, 2021 at 12:00 am #215586Matthew CulbertKeymaster
Could be justified to be on both.March 19, 2021 at 6:46 am #215592March 20, 2021 at 11:34 pm #215716
This article indicating a possible trend to militarise the resistance is definitely not the route to go down for it chooses a battlefield that favours the TatmadawMarch 22, 2021 at 10:21 pm #215874
Apparently it is all diplomatic lip-service concern about Myanmar
Developments in the country have so far not dominated the international diplomatic agenda. The events in Myanmar were not part of the recent US-China meeting in Alaska. The UN Security Council failed to call the events in Myanmar a coup in the face of objections from China and Russia.
But the preferred option of some, more stringent and rigourous sanctions, will back-fire upon those who are most vulnerable, our fellow workers.March 24, 2021 at 6:44 am #215912
“a silent strike.”
businesses close, people stay home,
A useful tactic for the future?March 24, 2021 at 12:42 pm #215930
First step in backdown?March 25, 2021 at 7:32 pm #216043
US, UK, and the EU have been imposing sanctions upon individuals and now are targeting businesses controlled by the Tatmadaw
What we should now be wondering is after all the crocodile tears concerning the Rohingya persecution, why such action had never occurred already?March 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm #216184
It seems that increasing daily killings have now become the norm for the Tatmadaw.
The director of the Burma Human Rights Network in UK told the BBC the military had shown it had “no limits, no principles”.
“It’s a massacre, it’s not a crackdown anymore,” Kyaw Win said.March 27, 2021 at 9:09 pm #216192ALBKeymaster
Looks as if the military has won and that there’s no point in trying to resist further at the moment. As long as the armed forces remained loyal to their leaders this was inevitable. It was worth a try to test the balance of forces but now seems the time for sullen acceptance that the military junta have the upper hand for the time being.
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