Myanmar 2021 coup and protests

Digital contention in post-coup Myanmar

Social media dissidence has likely facilitated a civil disobedience movement with greater grassroots support than ever—a development that the Tatmadaw might find difficult to halt.

Academics call on Government to protect stranded Myanmar students

A group of academics is urging the Federal Government to grant humanitarian protection visas to a small cohort of gifted students.

People’s power and resistance in Southeast Asia in comparison: a roundtable

...movements signify the transformative potential of people’s power & its inherent precarity; state responses to protestors’ demands range widely...

Myanmar’s anti-junta forces are terrorists, says the Institute for Economics and Peace

Empirical data is not politically neutral, nor does it speak for itself. Divorced from its original context, it can cause harm.

Effective third-sector actors in aid on the Thailand-Myanmar border

Myanmar CSOs have experience providing aid in the border areas and social capital with the war on community.

With ASEAN snub, Myanmar junta signals return to Cold War isolationism

Military officials have vowed to “learn to walk with only a few friends”, and weather international isolation and economic sanctions.

ပူးတွဲကြေညာချက် – မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင် စစ်တပ်အာဏာသိမ်းခြင်း တစ်နှစ်ပြည့်

ထိုးစစ်များအတွင်း အစုလိုက်အပြုံလိုက် သတ်ဖြတ်ခြင်းများအပါအဝင် လက်နက်မဲ့ အရပ်သားများကို ပစ်မှတ်ထားသတ်ဖြတ်ခြင်းနှင့် ထိခိုက်ဒဏ်ရာရစေခြင်းများကို ကျွန်ုပ်တို့ ရှုတ်ချသည်။

Joint statement: One year after the military coup in Myanmar

We deplore the targeted killing and maiming of unarmed civilians, including via massacres during recent military offensives launched in many parts of the country.

Countering climate collapse: the Spring Revolution must centre indigenous voices

In the midst of the Spring Revolution, new opportunities arise for climate justice.

The Centrality of the Civil Disobedience Movement in Myanmar’s Post-Coup Era

Humanitarian work without the recognition of the CDM will provoke public distrust and rejection.

Vale Dr Ni Win Zaw, Head, Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Yangon

Dr Ni Win Zaw’s vision and commitment to development of education will take considerable time to replace.

The election, the pandemic, and the coup: insights from the 2021 Myanmar Update

The health response has been repeatedly undermined and hampered by the authoritarian tendencies of coup leaders.

Reflections on the 2021 Myanmar Update in troubled times

...with COVID-19, and a coup, predicting the course of Myanmar’s future may best be put in the hands of the astrologers.

Myanmar: An International Orphan

When an orphan’s extended family fails lamentably, fortunately there is an alternative: turning to your friends. Civil society groups in Southeast Asia increasingly see the combat for Myanmar’s democracy as their own.

Myanmar Update 2021: Twin crises – COVID-19 and the coup

While it appears that the military has not changed much over the last decade, the country and its people certainly have.

New friends, old enemies: Politics of Ethnic Armed Organisations after the Myanmar Coup

Has the coup has brought these groups closer together or deepened disunity, and reduced the likelihood of the formation of the federal army?

In limbo: Migrant workers struggle with the Myanmar coup and COVID-19

As their travel documents expire Myanmar migrants risk becoming undocumented and excluded from legal protections by shortcomings in both Myanmar and Thai migration policies.

Split within the sangha: divergent responses towards the Myanmar coup

Buddhist nationalism, allegiances to the people and anti-Islamic sentiment complicate monks' attitudes.

Exhibition: Fighting Fear #whatshappeninginmyanmarnow

...an outpouring of passionate anger and disappointment, and a hardening resolve not to be cowed.

Containing conflict and pandemic in Myanmar: an urgent mission

ASEAN has raised the bar for pushing dialogue in Myanmar: it will be a test for ASEAN's credibility to implement the consensus for real change in Myanmar.

What kind of solidarity for what kind of Myanmar?

What do nascent solidarities mean for the future of ethno-religious minorities in a post-coup Myanmar?

The people’s call for R2P: to be or not to be?

The capacity of R2P is limited, and the decision-making process is fraught with political gamesmanship.

Soup not coup, but what boils in the coup’s soup?

Elements of the weaponry and violence deployed are not only related to systems and structures but also to the reproduction of logics and techniques of control.

A Myanmar Life Ended

Ko Nyi Nyi Aung Htet knew what he risked. He persisted, for he believed that democracy and a bright future will not return to Myanmar if the Tatmadaw succeeds.