Saturday, September 25, 2010

Than Shwe’s ‘Final Solution’ for ethnic Burma | Democratic Voice of Burma


Published: 24 September 2010

The international community has never paid proper attention to what happens in ethnic areas of Burma. The Burmese army’s attacks against civilians – even the shooting and killing women and babies, and the mortar bombing of schoolchildren in Karen state – are ignored by media and diplomats. The focus is almost exclusively on what happens in Rangoon, and what happens with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Twilight of the DKBA? - Irrawaddy

Since it signed an agreement with the Burmese military regime and held ceremonies marking its decision to join the border guard force (BGF), the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) has been written off by many Burma observers for wilting under the pressure of the military junta.

Many say the ethnic cease-fire group is at its endgame and that its troops can only look forward to a grim future under the command of the Burmese army.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Karen People Worldwide Call for Peace on International Peace Day - by Zoya Phan

Friday, 17 September 2010 at 09:26.  Media release from Karen community worldwide

For immediate release 17th September 2010

Karen People Worldwide Call for Peace on International Peace Day

Karen people around the world have come together in support of recent statement made by the Karen National Union, to call for peace in Burma on the World Peace Day on 21st of September.

For so many decades, the Karen people have been targeted for planned, widespread and systematic attacks by the ruling regimes which have forced hundreds of thousands of Karen civilians into hiding, refugee camps