• Dear Reader:

    I’ll be out of office and out of town from 26 November to 2 December, if things work out as planned. In the meantime, I’ll try my best to write something of interest especially on the ongoing peace process for you to think, meditate and act. Hope to be back again to you. SHAN

NCCT undecided on further talks with UPWC

NCCT undecided on further talks with UPWC

The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) leaders say they may not hold further talks with the Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC) if there is no agreement on the rema...

Two Shan political parties in northern Shan State release joint statement opposing changing state names

Two Shan political parties in northern Shan State release joint statement opposing changing state names

Two Shan political parties, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) and Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) in Namkham township, northern Shan State, jointly rele...

Nong Khio-based government troops slit throats of 2 Shan villagers

Nong Khio-based government troops slit throats of 2 Shan villagers

During the first half of November, pictures of “Myanmar government troops killing two villagers in Ke See” have been spreading on the internet. These were pictures of Nong Khio...

Shan New Year heralds year of peace

Shan New Year heralds year of peace

Chinese astrologers have predicted that 2015 will be a year for peace and harmony, according to ethnic Chinese visitors to the all Shan State Shan New Year festival in Taunggyi, th...

 

A tale for our times

A parable about two mythical kingdoms offers lessons in how to create a cycle of non-violence

To many of us, today’s world must seem one in which violence is the first resort used to register a protest, settle disputes or particularly, to wage a war...

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Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas during the Current Peace Process in Burma

Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas during the Current Peace Process in Burma

Attacks on Peace: Recent Burma Army Offensives in the Ethnic Areas
during the Current Peace Process in Burma
 
12 November 2014 at 13.00 – 16:00
Venue: 4th Floor Meeting Room,

Operational Building
Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University

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Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)

Weekly Wrap-up, No.648 (12-19 October 2013)
  • BOMB BLASTS SHAKE BURMA!
  • MILITARY CHIEF IN CHINA BEFORE LAIZA SUMMIT!
  • CORRECT NUMBER OF SLAVES IN BURMA, 60 MILLION!
  • MP CALLS ON BA, SSA TO STOP FIGHTING!
  • HOMAGE TO SEIN WIN!
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Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

Burmese migrant workers mark May Day in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI-May 6. Hundreds of Burmese migrant workers marked May Day in Chiang Mai on May 1, 2014, celebrated worldwide to honor workers. Labor organizations, including the Migrant Workers Federation (MWF), Worker Solidarity Association (WSA), and Mi...

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The Peace Process: Knowing what to say instead of “No”

The Peace Process: Knowing what to say instead of “No”

As the two sides prepare to meet today in Chiangmai, the big, big question is: Is there any possibility of reaching agreement — on a date and place for a new formal meeting if not on the issues?

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