Politics and its Discontents: Such A Delicate Balance

One of nature’s most intelligent creatures, elephants, are facing an uncertain future in Burma thanks to government efforts to halt deforestation, a crucial step in trying to restore some semblance of ecological balance. However, as with all things in nature, each change, whether for good or ill, has consequences, as you will see in the ...

Things Are Good: Bringing Burmese Cats Back From the Brink of Extinction

Cats are adorable, but not all cats get the same respect. There are wild breeds that are threatened due to anthropogenic environmental changes while others, like the Burmese cat, have been negatively impacted due to conflict. Thanks to the effort of focused individuals the Burmese cat is back from the brink of extinction! One of ...

Politics, Re-Spun: We Failed Rwanda; Let’s Stand for the #Rohingya

Indonesia Muslim Rally It’s been almost 20 years since the Rwandan genocide. We were too stupid, callous, or indifferent to stop it, and Senator Dallaire has more than a few words on the topic. Granted, the WWW was just getting going in the early 1990s, so we didn’t have the kind of viral campaigns we ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canada’s New Democrats condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Official Opposition has unequivocally condemned the ongoing genocidal violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. A systematic campaign of violence facilitated by and at times involving state security forces and government officials since June 2012 has displaced more than 125,000 Rohingya and Kaman Muslims in western […] The post Canada’s New ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Rohingya Muslims in Burma Face Humanitarian Crisis: Human Rights Watch

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch says the Burmese government’s discriminatory policies are creating a humanitarian crisis that will ultimately result in long-term segregation and statelessness for the Rohingya and Kaman Muslim minorities. The respected New York-based NGO says “an ethnic Arakanese campaign of violence and abuses since June 2012 facilitated by […] The post Rohingya Muslims ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Anonymous targets genocide in Myanmar (Burma): Operation Rohingya (VIDEO)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive Greetings Citizens of the World. It is vital the information we are going to share with you is made viral as quickly as possible. The ethnic Rohingya people of Myanmar Burma in Southeast Asia are about to be massacred. Barbarous acts are being carried out by […] The post Anonymous targets ...

Politics, Re-Spun: No Iron Lady, But the Lady is a True Orchid of Steel

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in public after her release on November 14, 2010 Coming out in the heels of Aung San Suu Kyi recent electoral breakthrough of her National League for Democracy, The Lady, an epic feature film directed by Luc Besson, about the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Michelle Yeoh’s true to ...

Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Interest In Burma Explained

Those of us who think within a certain political context were probably struck with the irony, if not the outright hypocrisy, of John Baird’s visit to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma last month. After all, here was the Foreign Affairs Minister for what is probably Canada’s least democratic government in history calling ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Social Justice and Democracy Activists Fool their Foes on April Fools

Long time social justice and democracy activists fooled their foes on April Fools this year giving the world a double victory with Aung San Suu Kyi and George Galloway winning by-elections to restore voices for reason in the world. Suu Kyi, a long time political prisoner, won her first election after being freed by the ...

From Orangutan: Dear Aung San Suu Kyi,

Why have you requested that Canadian monitors pay attention to Burma’s upcoming April elections to ensure the process remains legitimate? Didn’t you know that Canada is no model for clean elections? The country’s current Conservative Party government under Stephen Harper has been dogged for weeks now with allegations of voting fraud during its 2011 federal ...