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Special Update on the Global Day of Action

From the Thai-Burma border to Delhi, from Manila to San Francisco, dozens of groups around the world—often partnerships between Burmese communities and solidarity groups—staged a Global Day of Action, denouncing the military’s “selection,” and calling for genuinely democratic “people’s elections” […]

May 28, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s prison of an election will also be ASEAN’s

By U Win Tin

In Myanmar’s last elections, twenty years ago today, the people of Myanmar voted for a democratic change by overwhelmingly electing the National League for Democracy (NLD). However, the people’s desire was never honored […]

May 27, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“Democracy” in Burma Exemplified by USDP’s Manipulative Electioneering

As Burma moves closer to still unannounced election date, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) is moving ahead in full force with its electioneering efforts across the country. Reports of election canvassing and vote buying arose well in advance of party registration, but USDP’s registration approval has allowed for even more extensive electioneering throughout ethnic areas.[…]

May 24, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Website for the Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections

The Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections now has a new website: www.burmapartnership.org/2010elections/ featuring:

  • Background information and resources about the 2010 Elections and 2008 Constitution.
  • Campaign updates featuring the efforts and actions of people around the world in opposition to the upcoming elections in Burma.
  • Latest election news and links to other websites monitoring election news inside Burma
  • Ways to get involved in the campaign, whether it’s sending an online postcard to your government or finding events happening around the world.
  • Toolkit for activists […]
    May 21, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

The People Need More Than Token Gestures of Drought Assistance

Burma is facing severe drought and water shortages throughout the country, due to unusually high temperatures and late monsoon. Water levels have been declining in the last month, but have now attained critically low levels. The situation stands to deteriorate further as there is an increased risk of cholera and other diseases linked to dirty drinking water […]

May 17, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Update for 14 May

Once again we bring you update on the Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections. These updates feature the efforts and actions of people around the world related to upcoming elections in Burma.

Global Day of Action on 27 May

The Ten Alliances of Burma’s democracy and ethnic rights movement released a media advisory announcing the upcoming Global Day of Action on 27 May, as part of the ongoing Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections […]

May 14, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Increasingly Unlevel Playing Field of the Junta’s Elections

On 7 May 2010, in accordance to the junta’s election laws, the National League for Democracy (NLD) ceased to exist as a legal political entity for its decision to abstain from the upcoming military elections. It is still unclear what steps will be taken against the NLD in regards to office closures or arrests. Already, there have been reports of a NLD member in Arakan State arrested and tortured, and another member attacked in Mon State at the order of the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA).[…]

May 10, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

People Begin to Flee Homes Under Threat of Civil War

The situation in north-eastern Burma is becoming increasingly tense and unstable as yet another set of deadlines pass, by which ethnic ceasefire groups were supposed to join the junta’s Border Guard Force (BGF) under the command of the SPDC Army. On 25 April, the National Democratic Front, made up of 8 ethnic armed groups, released a statement rejecting the BGF proposal and demanding that the junta end its military operations and intimidations in ethnic areas. The Kachin Independence Organization/Army, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA, aka Mongla) also remain resolute in their opposition to the junta’s proposal and stand by their counter proposals, which have been dismissed by the regime.[…]

May 3, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Update for 30 April

On April 22, Debbie Stothard (Altsean Burma), Aung Moe Zaw (Democratic Party for a New Society) and Min Min (ex-political prisoner representing Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma) visited the Swedish parliament to give an update about the situation in Burma leading up to the junta’s elections later this year. At the seminar, the three panelists stressed the importance of Sweden and the EU not recognizing the electoral process or its outcome […]

April 30, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Activists Hold Seminar at Swedish Parliament on Burma’s Elections

On April 22, Debbie Stothard (Altsean Burma), Aung Moe Zaw (Democratic Party for a New Society) and Min Min (ex-political prisoner representing Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma) visited the Swedish parliament to give an update about the situation in Burma leading up to the junta’s elections later this year. At the seminar, the three panelists stressed the importance of Sweden and the EU not recognizing the electoral process or its outcome […]

April 30, 2010  •  By Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤