Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Buddhist nationalists and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar part II: the rise of religious nationalism and Islamophobia

Buddhist nationalists and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar part II: the rise of religious nationalism and Islamophobia
Since August over 420,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar, citing human rights abuses and seeking temporary refuge in Bangladesh. In part one we looked at the background and context of the Rohingya crisis. In this second part of Sarah Seniuk’s and Abby Kulisz’s interview with...

Rohingya Cultural Center Addresses Rohingya Genocide in Chicago Protest

Today, I am Syrian-American, but today, I am Rohingya just like you. I am with you brothers and sisters
A group of passionate individuals and organizations fighting to bring awareness to a crisis very much overlooked, took to the streets of downtown Chicago on Saturday, September 23rd to address the Rohingya Muslim genocide. Lead by the Rohingya Cultural Center (RCC), members of the...

Identity, Power and Politics: Re-examining the crisis in Rakhine

Identity, Power and Politics: Re-examining the crisis in Rakhine
Identity, Power and Politics: Re-examining the crisis in Rakhine Conflicts surrounding racial and cultural identity have been present in Myanmar (Burma) for the seventy years of the country’s post independent existence. But a recent and violent flare-up of long simmering sectarian tensions has brought the...

The story not being talked about in Myanmar

A boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh capsized and at least 12 people, most of them children
Looking from Yangon, you would never know that a major humanitarian crisis has been unfolding for more than a month in Myanmar's western region of Rakhine. More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh since militants attacked police posts...

Hamilton rally protests atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar

A demonstration to protest the inhumane oppression, ethnic cleansing and genocidal campaign against the Rohingya people of Myanmar was held Friday at Hamilton City Hall. - Barry Gray,The Hamilton Spectator
A demonstration to protest the inhumane oppression, ethnic cleansing and genocidal campaign against the Rohingya people of Myanmar was held Friday afternoon at Hamilton City Hall. Tahmid Ahmed holds a sign condemning the slaughter of children. - Barry Gray,The Hamilton Spectator   Anwar Arkani's pleas to...

Myanmar’s minority strife: David I Steinberg

As the Cold War ended and the internally stabilising effect of international confrontation faded, this already fragmented state, along with other countries
Since independence in 1948, Myanmar has experienced multiple ethnic rebellions. As the Cold War ended and the internally stabilising effect of international confrontation faded, this already fragmented state, along with other countries, experienced new ethno-religious pressures. These pressures grew over time, and the reformist government...

What next for Suu Kyi, Myanmar and the Rohingya?

What next for Suu Kyi, Myanmar and the Rohingya?
The plight of the Rohingya once again dominates international media headlines. But even though Suu Kyi is reluctant to stop the attacks, geopolitical interests are likely to prevail over any desire to take punitive action. On August 25th, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked...

End all military ties with Myanmar

Rohingya families flee the Myanmar military's violence to Bangladesh.
In a September address to the United Nations Human Rights Council, top UN human rights official Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, described the Myanmar military’s attacks on Rohingya as being “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Satellite photos show the Myanmar security forces and local militia burning...

Political and community leaders come together to discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims

Political and community leaders come together to discuss plight of Rohingya Muslims
A SYMPOSIUM was held to express solidarity with Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Organised by the Burnley and Pendle Friends League, it took place at St Luke's Parish Hall in St James Street, Brierfield. The Symposium brought together faith, community and political leaders from Burnley and Pendle...

Who Are the Rohingyas?

A fresh wave of violence against the Myanmar Rohingya began in August 2017
  They're considered to be among the most persecuted citizens in the world, yet they're not well known in many parts of the globe. "They" are the Rohingya, a group of Muslims who hail from northern Myanmar (formerly Burma) near the Bangladeshi border. Harassed, abused...

A History Of Slaughter: The Rohingya, Aung San Suu Kyi And Australia’s Role In A Human Rights Betrayal

Protestors in Victoria gathered recently to highlight the ongoing atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar. (IMAGE: Ali MC)
  As the slaughter continues, Ali MC weighs in on the history of the ‘world’s most persecuted people’. Recently, protesters converged on the State Library of Victoria to make their voice heard in response to the escalating Rohingya crisis. For the mostly Muslim cohort, it was...

Over 18 Cornell Organizations to Rally in Support for Rohingya Crisis

Over 18 Cornell Organizations to Rally in Support for Rohingya Crisis
A diverse student coalition including more than 18 organizations will co-host a “Week of Action” in November to raise awareness and collect donations for the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar. The Rohingya people are a Muslim ethnic minority with a long history of persecution in the...

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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...