Threat and Appeal: The Burmese Government’s Rhetoric of Reform and Contradictory Eliminationist Behaviors in the Kachin State

It is mind-boggling to understand the recent moves made by the Burmese government. President Thein Sein ordered Burmese generals a halt on an offensive war against the KIA, and allowed UN officials’ visit to KIO administrative areas. During and aftermath of such decision and action, the Kachin news agencies such as KLN and KNG continually […]

We are on the Right Side of History

  The recent Burmese government’s offensive multiple-fronts military operations on the major strongholds of the Kachin Independence Army (4th and 5th Brigades) are indicative of the beginnings of the escalating pre-meditated and systemic attacks. The Burmese military rulers’ true and cruel intention of the creation of its bifurcated system of governance (the so-called the “civilian […]

Reclaiming Our Cultural Territory

There has been several sizable mass-mobilizations and awareness events that center around the theme “Save the Irrawaddy” in Burma as well as abroad in the past weeks.  The intention of these demonstrations and awareness events is to protest and educate the consequences of the mega-dams currently under construction on the N-Mai River and Mali River […]