HISTORY THREADS ABOUT RAKHINE STATE (ARAKAN) ON TWITTER
A series of History Threads about Rakhine State (Arakan) Burma, posted to Twitter by Project Maje director Edith Mirante (@edithmirante) to provide background and context regarding 2016-17 Rohingya crisis:
For background on 1991 Arakan situation, see Our Journey and for background on 2012 crisis see Burma's Human Rights Blind Spot: A Compendium on Violence Against Rohingyas.
NOW ON TWITTER AND TUMBLR
Twitter: https://twitter.com/edithmirante and Tumblr: windbamboo.tumblr.com
PROJECT MAJE VIDEO
Project Maje's video about mithuns of Chin State, Burma: https://youtu.be/i2XHCmc67Ps
UNSHELTERED HEIGHTS: NORTHERN CHIN STATE'S ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Our latest report is Unsheltered Heights: Northern Chin State's Environmental Issues. This report was released in April, 2017.
COAL BURNS BURMA: A COMPENDIUM ON DIRTY ENERGY POWER PLANTS AND MINING
Our report Coal Burns Burma: A Compendium on Dirty Energy Power Plants and Mining. This report was released in March, 2016.
AIR WAR IN KACHINLAND: BURMA MILITARY AIR ATTACKS ON KACHIN TERRITORY, DECEMBER 4, 2012 - JANUARY 18, 2013
Air War in Kachinland: Burma Military Air Attacks on Kachin Territory, December 4, 2012 - January 18, 2013. This report was released in January, 2013.
BURMA'S HUMAN RIGHTS BLIND SPOT: A COMPENDIUM ON VIOLENCE AGAINST ROHINGYAS IN JUNE/JULY 2012
Our report Burma's Human Rights Blind Spot: A Compendium on Violence Against Rohingyas in June/July 2012 was released in July, 2012.
THE LAST FRONTIER: BURMA'S CHINLAND IN TRANSITION
The report The Last Frontier: Burma's Chinland In Transition was released on April 29, 2012.
THE NORTH WAR, PART II: KACHIN CONFLICT CONTINUES
The North War, Part II: The Kachin Conflict Continues is a report describing the conflict between the Kachin Independence Organization and Burma's armed forces during August-December 2011, with first hand observations, interviews and a compilation of news items from an array of sources.
THE NORTH WAR
The North War: A Kachin Conflict Compilation Report is a report is about the conflict between the Kachin Independence Organization and the Burma regime during June/July 2011, with background information and news items from an array of sources.
Other Project Maje reports (in PDF) about the Kachins are:
This Revolutionary Life, 1995
Difficult Lives, 1991
Jumping Rope on the Front Line, 1991
PROJECT MAJE RECOMMENDS
"We Used to Fear Bullets -- Now We Fear Bulldozers"
Tarkapaw Youth Group, Dawei Development Association (DDA), and Tenasserim River & Indigenous People Networks (Trip Net), October 2015
"Jade: Myanmar's Big Secret"
Important Global Witness, October 2015
"Organized Chaos: The Illicit Overland Timber Trade Between Myanmar and China"
Environmental Investigation Agency, September 2015
"The Burma-China Pipelines: Human Rights Violations, Applicable Law, and Revenue Secrecy"
EarthRights International 2011
"Tyrants, Tycoons and Tigers: Yuzana Company Ravages Burma's Hugawng Valley"
The Kachin Development Networking Group, 2010
"Endangered Elephants in Megatha Forest, Karen State, Burma"
Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (Kesan), 2011
Build A New Green City: Use Urban Planning for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
New article with everything you want to know about mithuns (forest ox) of Chin State, Burma.
Beasts of the Northern Mountains
Photo essay: www.irrawaddy.com/photo-essay/environmental-challenges-confronting-northern-chin-state.html
Essay about mega dams in Burma's Kachin State and Malaysian Borneo:
About Burma's China border region, opinion essay in The Diplomat: http://tinyurl.com/j5y89fk
A Project Maje interview with Kachin Gen. Gun Maw and slideshow with photos from Laiza, Kachin State, is at:
The Irrawaddy magazine has published a short article by Edith Mirante, about the Karen village of Webi, on India's Middle Andaman Island in the Bay of Bengal:
Island of Peace
THE RUBY APE: A DEADLY STORM AND A LETHAL REGIME
An essay about Burma's Cyclone Nargis aftermath by Project Maje director Edith Mirante (author of "Burmese Looking Glass" and "Down the Rat Hole") was published by Guernica Magazine, an online journal of politics and culture.
"The Ruby Ape: A Deadly Storm and a Lethal Regime" includes the Burmese political context, petroleum multinationals, the Irish Potato Famine, disaster photography, Bernard Kouchner, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Oscar Wilde's mother.
It is in two parts:
Part 1: http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/709/edith_mirante_the_ruby_ape_a_d/
Part 2: http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/710/edith_mirante_the_ruby_ape_a_d_1/
Donations to help the people of Burma can be made to:
Community Partners International, providing health care and education:
Burma Humanitarian Mission, delivering medical supplies and training:
SCOTT BATEMAN ANIMATED POLITICAL CARTOONS
Scott Bateman, animation artist for Salon.com, has a animated political cartoons about Burma. Project Maje director comments on Burma's dangerous Hip Hop scene:
An Open Letter signed by over 30 people in the arts who are of Asian background, as a way to show international support for Burma's nonviolent resistance can be viewed at http://www.projectmaje.org/letter.htm.
ABOUT PROJECT MAJE
Project Maje is an independent information project on Burma's human rights and environmental issues. It was founded by its project director, Edith Mirante, in 1986. Ms. Mirante is the author of Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma's Frontiers, and Burmese Looking Glass. Her most recent book is The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's Indigenous 'Negrito' Peoples. Her sketchbooks are at www.edithmirante.com.
In Asia, order online from www.orchidbooks.com. Down the Rat Hole is also available at Powells.com, and can also be requested from your local bookshop or ordered at www.amazon.com.
Our past reports are available online. Several previous reports, including information on the Rohingya, Chin, Rakhine, Kachin, Mon, Moken ("Sea Gypsies") and other ethnic groups of Burma, are available in Project Maje's Documents section.
Also available online, in the September 2006 issue of Guernica Magazine:
Dragon Mothers Polish Their Metal Coils
by Edith Mirante
Burma's Kayan women brave indignity and exploitation to continue a centuries-old tradition: wrapping their necks in symbols of feminine beauty, otherworldly status, and matriarchal power.
Illustrated with a photo by Nic Dunlop
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