Category Archives: Burma/Myanmar

Land Ethic

On our graduation day, We all, Green Mountain College graduates, make a pledge together. “We pledge “to be cautious of and active in preserving the integrity and beauty of the biotic community. I will strive to embody Leopold’s Land Ethic … Continue reading

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Consumerism and Kids

These days, whenever I ask my husband to pick movies for our weekend movie nights, he would go for anything with kids in them, and he would keep talking about those movies for days. We both love kids. So much. … Continue reading

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Myanmar Gay Marriage

A Burmese photographer, Phone Myat Htoo, posted this picture on his facebook last month with a caption “Supporting Same Sex Marriage – Real couple with Myanmar traditional wedding setting.” So far, the picture has been “liked” by about 900 people and … Continue reading

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Movement for Ethical Consumerism

Underage workers of a local popular soft-drink factory, Ve Ve, are holding a strike in Myanmar asking to improve their working conditions and working hours to be reduced.  According to the report by the Voice Journal, 200 children, who are … Continue reading

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Take “Just” lessons

People in my country, Myanmar, have locked in a heated debate over the issue of immigration. Bloodshed has not been spared. Instead of looking at righteous laws and policies as models, and pressuring the government to take the high road, … Continue reading

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lessons burmese could learn from the Egypt revolution are more than twitting and facebooking

“Tunis is the force that pushed Egypt, but what Egypt did will be the force that will push the world.” One of the members of April 6 Youth Movement in Eygpt, Walid Rachid, proclaimed to the New York Times. The … Continue reading

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My Personal Accounts of the Elections in Burma

My country, Burma, just held the first election in 20 years last Sunday. The last time was in 1990 where the opposition party, National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, who is a Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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