Myanmar’s colonial history feeds current crisis of Rohingyas, Saudi Arabia and U.S.

Originally Posted on The International Action Center Website. The current corporate media attention to the abuses suffered by the mostly Muslim Rohingya people who have crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh has raised questions as to what is really going on. Background information about the history of Myanmar is essential to an understanding. First called Burma, the name was changed in[…]

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In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Muslim children learn the Quran by rote at Rohingya Village Madrassa in The’ Chaung Village on the outskirts of Sittwe in Rakhine state, Myanmar. A year after Buddhist mobs forced almost all members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from Sittwe, creating a state-sanctioned sectarian divide, thousands of children while away their long, empty days in dusty displacement camps. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Why U.S. and Saudi Arabia back Rohingya in Myanmar

By Sara Flounders posted on October 10, 2017 on Workers World Demonstrations, protests and online petitions have appeared worldwide to defend the struggle of the Rohingya people who have been driven from Myanmar into exile. What is of concern is that political forces with no history of or interest in defending the rights of these oppressed people, including the U.S. and Saudi regimes,[…]

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‘Cops and Klan, Hand in Hand’: Lessons of Charlottesville

By Sara Flounders posted on August 15, 2017 on Workers World Website  Flounders was a participant in the Aug. 12 Charlottesville, Va., anti-racist mobilization.   Heather Heyer’s last post: “If you are not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” The racist “Unite the Right” mobilization in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 exposed once again the collusion of the capitalist state, its repressive police agencies and[…]

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