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Global Voices South East Asia

Latest posts by Global Voices South East Asia

Inside Myanmar: Testimonies of survival and resistance

"The military junta could only terrorize our country but they can't rule. They could shoot, kill and arrest our young heroes called 'Spring flowers' but they can't avoid Burma's Spring."

Myanmar crackdown intensifies as air strikes lead to more killings and displacement

A Myanmar blogger has documented the escalation of violence in Myanmar and the continuing defiance of anti-coup protesters in the second half of March.

Timeline of the second month of military coup and terror in Myanmar

Images and videos of the brutality unleashed by Myanmar's military are widely shared on social media. Despite the terror tactics, pro-democracy forces are fighting back.

Myanmar's anti-coup protesters include DIY shields, women’s sarongs in their defensive arsenal

Myanmar's security forces have become more brutal in suppressing the anti-coup movement but protesters have devised creative and unusual tactics to survive and avoid the riot police.

‘This goes way beyond brutality': Myanmar coup and the military's violent suppression of democracy

Myanmar protesters are being killed for resisting the military government. As violence continues to worsen, many are appealing for urgent UN intervention.

In the streets and online, Myanmar's citizens unite in creative opposition to the military junta

"The protests have also been highly inclusive, welcoming people representing a diversity of professions and identities, including people from a range of religious faiths and from the LGBTQ community."

Scenes from Myanmar’s deadliest week as coup enters second month

"They are so determined to see the death of the military dictatorship, there is simply no way their movement can die."

Coup and resistance in Myanmar: A timeline of the first month under the 2021 military junta

From the coup to violent crackdowns and arrests, February 202a was a month of turmoil in Myanmar. But the people are fighting back.

Myanmar’s ‘civil disobedience movement’ has produced many inventive ways of protesting

Only three weeks have passed since the coup but protesters have already used various creative methods to express dissent.

‘You messed with the wrong generation’: Daily protests pose strong challenge to Myanmar coup

"Today the people of Myanmar are rising up against the military regime, demanding democracy. This is no longer a protest. It's an uprising."

Citizens launch civil disobedience campaign on second day of Myanmar coup

"Than Pone means iron bucket. Than Pone Tee means Playing Iron Buckets. In our tradition, playing Iron Buckets means casting out evil spirits."

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