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People's Voices

The people of Burma continuously find ways to take action on issues that matter to them, despite restrictions and the threat of retaliation or imprisonment. These actions may include expressing opposition to a development project or protesting against human rights violations such as land confiscation.

Read on to hear about their courageous actions.

Revived Cement Factory Draws Protestors in Hpa-an

RANGOON — Hundreds of locals in the Karen State capital Hpa-an gathered on Tuesday to voice objections to a recently revived proposal there to develop a limestone quarry and cement factory, which was put on hold two years ago pending public consultation […]

April 1, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Read more >>

International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams

On 14 March 2016 at Ei Tu Tah camp on the shore of Salween, we gathered together, shouting out loud Saying “STOP DAMMING SALWEEN, LET’s THE SALWEEN FLOWING FREE” Credit by Debary Kunoo  

March 16, 2016 | Tags: , , | Read more >>

ေျမပံုမွာ လယ္သမားေတြ ဆႏၵျပ

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ေျမပံုၿမိဳ႕နယ္က ငမန္းရဲကၽြန္းတာတမံ ဆည္ဖို႔ရာမွာ စီးပြားေရး လုပ္ငန္းရွင္ေတြရဲ႕ ပုစြန္ကန္ေတြကို ခ်န္လွပ္ၿပီး ဆည္ဖို႔ေနတာေၾကာင့္ ေဒသခံ ၅၀၀ ေလာက္က ဒီေန႔ ဆႏၵျပကန္႔ကြက္ၾကပါတယ္ […]

March 2, 2016 | Tags: , , , | Read more >>

Karen Refugee Committee Presses New Gov’t to Take Refugee Issue Seriously

New executive members of the Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) have called for the new NLD government to put the issue of refugee repatriation on its agenda […]

February 23, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Salween Farmers Demand Government Accountability for Land Confiscation

RANGOON — Participants at a land rights seminar in Mon State urged the incoming National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government to address past practices of land confiscation with a special court dedicated to the issue […]

February 17, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

အလုပ္ထုတ္တာေတြ ဆက္မလုပ္ဖို႔ အထည္စက္လုပ္သားမ်ား ဆႏၵျပ

မႏၱေလးတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး ပုလိပ္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ပန္ဒါ ခ်ည္မွ်င္အထည္နဲ႔ အေခ်ာကိုင္စက္ရံုမွာ အလုပ္ရွင္က အလုပ္သမားေတြ ကို အလုပ္ထုတ္ေနတာေတြ ဆက္မလုပ္ဖို႔ ဝန္ထမ္း ၆၀၀ ေက်ာ္ေလာက္ ဒီေန႔ ပုလိပ္ၿမိဳ႕မွာ လွည့္လည္ဆႏၵျပ ခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 24, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Wang Feng ဇာထုိးပန္းထုိးစက္႐ုံ လုပ္ခလစာ အျပည့္မေပးလို႔ ဆႏၵျပ

ရန္ကုန္တုိင္းေဒသႀကီး လႈိင္သာယာစက္မႈဇုန္ ၅ မွာရွိတဲ့ Master Wang Feng Myanmar 1 ဇာထုိးပန္းထုိး စက္႐ုံက အလုပ္သမား ၁၈ဝဝ ေလာက္ဟာ လုပ္ခလစာအျပည့္အဝ ရရွိေရးအတြက္ စက္႐ုံထဲမွာ ဆႏၵျပေနၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 23, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

မတၱရာၿမိဳ႕နယ္မွာ လယ္သိမ္းခံ ေတာင္သူေတြ ဆႏၵျပ

မႏၱေလးတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး၊ မတၱရာၿမိဳ႕နယ္က ေက်းရြာ ၇ ရြာမွာ သမ၀ါယမ၀န္ႀကီးဌာနက သိမ္းယူထားတဲ့ လယ္ေျမ ဧက ၆၀၀ ေက်ာ္ဟာ သမ၀ါယမအသင္းက ပိုင္ဆိုင္ေၾကာင္း ေျမယာပိုင္ဆိုင္မွဳ ပံုစံ(၇) ခ်ေပးလိုက္တဲ့အတြက္ ေဒသ ခံတစ္ရာေက်ာ္က ဒီကေန႔ မတၱရာၿမိဳ႕မွာ ကန္႔ကြက္ဆႏၵျပၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 20, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

ထိပ္တန္းျမန္မာအထည္ခ်ဴပ္ လုပ္သား ၂ဝဝ ေက်ာ္ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ဆႏၵျပ

ရန္ကုန္တိုင္းေဒသႀကီး လိႈင္သာယာစက္မႈဇုန္ ၄ မွာရွိတဲ့ ထိပ္တန္းျမန္မာအထည္ခ်ဳပ္စက္ရံုက အလုပ္သမား ၂ဝဝ ေက်ာ္ဟာ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာလအတြက္ လုပ္ခလစာ အျပည့္မရရွိတာေၾကာင့္ ဒီကေန႔ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ တာေမြၿမိဳ႕နယ္က ဗိုလ္စိန္မွန္ကြင္းကေန တာေမြၿမိဳ႕နယ္ က်ိဳကၠဆံလူထုဟစ္တိုင္အထိ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ဆႏၵျပၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 7, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Anger Over NLD Candidate Picks Spills Into Pakokku’s Streets

MANDALAY — More than 300 people, including members of the National League of Democracy (NLD), staged a demonstration on Friday in Pakokku, Magwe Division, to voice dissatisfaction over the opposition party’s roster of local candidates set to contest Burma’s general election later this year.

August 7, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>