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"#Myanmar faces economic collapse due to the combined effect of the new coronavirus and the coup, which in its [@UNDP] worst-case analysis could put nearly half the country’s 54 million people into poverty." - @Reuters

#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar

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Poverty and food security have long been concerns for families in #Myanmar's ethnic states after decades of conflict and neglect. Kind, tenacious people, they want peace and self-sufficient tools to keep their children safe, healthy, and in school.
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We’ve been working alongside our friends in #Myanmar for 27 years. Over this time we have formed deep relationships with #Kachin, #Karen, #Shan and #Rohingya communities, always consulting with them to find out exactly what their needs are responding as rapidly as possible. Image
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#Myanmar Nationwide silent strike
SILENCE REVOLUTION on March 24

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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar24SilenceStrike
#Mar24Coup #MilkTeaAlliance
#MilkTeaAllianceMyanmar Image
Silence - The loudest scream

On March 24 - on the roads of Myanmar, there will be no cars, no humans and all stores will be closed.
We will all stay inside our homes. We will not go out. Image
Why?

- to recognize all the fallen heroes by giving a moment of silence
- to replenish our energy
- proving #Myanmar military SAC group wrong, in response to them saying the country is returning to 'normal' state.

SILENCE REVOLUTION
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar24SilenceStrike
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📍#Kachin State

Alcoholic strike in MyitKyiNa, Kachin state against the #Myanmar military dictatorship today
Source - DVB

Rough translation - see thread

KEEP ON MOBILE DATA
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar23Coup ImageImageImage
“Bro, it’s okay even if we don’t get bar food. But we can’t not get democracy.” Image
“Return our whisky” Image
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar23Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAllianceMyanmar

Situations in #Myanmar on March 23, 2021

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⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

Note : ongoing #InternetShutdown in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here.
Categories for thread
✊- civilians strike
🪖- junta’s violence
🕯- night strike

📍#Mandalay Region
MyaTaung Protest group managed to have a dawn strike this morning despite of the recent brutal crackdown by the #Myanmar military SAC group.
source - mizzima
KEEP ON MOBILE DATA
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar23Coup
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📍#Kachin State
Today - No human Strike in Nammatee city, Kachin State, #Myanmar

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Source - MyitKyiNa News Journal
STRENGTH OF UNITY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar22Coup
The military generals are riding cars.
And the motorcycles of yours (the soldiers) are still going vroom vroom.
Yellow - “We go out on the roads not because of the lobbyists, but for our futures”

Red - “Min Aung Hlaing has gone fleeing. And are you guys still shooting?”
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📍MohNyin, Kachin
Cartoon protest against the military dictatorship in MohNyin , #Kachin State, #Myanmar today on March 22, 2021.

Rough translation - SEE THREAD

STRENGTH OF UNITY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar22Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAllianceMyanmar
What are Myanmar police and soldiers doing?
They are protecting the power thirsty junta
Can we call the police, Grandma?
Shhh, be quiet, they are the police.
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar22Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAllianceMyanmar

Situations in Myanmar on March 22, 2021

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⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

Note : ongoing internet blackouts in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here.
Categories for the thread

✊- civilians strike
🪖- junta’s violence
🕯- night strike

📍#Mandalay Region
No human strike by the medical professional family of Mandalay City, #Myanmar
Source - Khit Thit
STRENGTH OF UNITY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar22Coup
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar20Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAlliance

Incidences in Myanmar on March 20, 2021

⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

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Tagline - SUPPORT FEDERAL DEMOCRACY

Note the Internet blackouts in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here.


📍#Japan
25 Burmese nationals in Japan have begun 48-hour hunger strike at 8 am (JST) today demanding the @UN to take action ASAP.
The protest will end at 8 am(JST)on March 22.

SUPPORT FEDERAL DEMOCRACY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar20Coup


📍#Shan State
People in KyaukMe (Shan State) protest against the Military Coup, and show their support for R2P this morning .

SUPPORT FEDERAL DEMOCRACY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar20Coup
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar19Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAlliance

Incidences that happen in Myanmar on March 19, 2021 will be collected in this tweet.

⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

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Tagline - R2P NOW
📍#Karen State
Tw // loud noise
In MyaWaddy, Karen State, junta cracked down the peaceful sit-in strike by opening fire & using tear gas around 8 AM this morning. Some protesters are arrested.
R2P NOW
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar19Coup #OpCCP
📍#Bago Region
Powerful Strike of Bago(Pegu). Despite violent crackdowns, night arrest and shot , protests show no sign of fizzling.

R2P NOW
#Mar19Coup
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar18Coup #OpCCP

Incidences that happen in Myanmar on March 18, 2021 will be collected in this tweet.

⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

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Tagline - INTERNET BLACKOUT Image
📍#Yangon
Tw // fire
Location- Thamine, Yangon. (8AM)
The Military terrorist set fire again on the barricades, ramdomly shoot to the unarmed civilians and arrest a civillian.
INTERNET BLACKOUT
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar18Coup #OpCCP ImageImageImageImage
📍Mon State
Civillians from #Mawlamyine protests against Military Coup in Ahhtayan River.
The banners say
“If you are brave, put down your weapons and fight with us fairly”
“We do not want military dictatorship”
INTERNET BLACKOUT
#Mar18Coup
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar ImageImageImageImage
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THREAD 22 of writing against the 🪖-coup. It might be on emotional shock and feeling numb. It might be on the suffering of others. It might be on a new advocacy group - or on all of the above. #March4Coup #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar Artist: Kuekool
1. This post by #Rohingya #activist @Ali_Jinnah_222 captures two things I want to write about today: being at a loss of words in regard to one’s own feelings - and being in #solidarity with the suffering of others. #March4Coup #CivilDisobedienceMovement
2. All of my research in #Myanmar has been with/about ethnic #minorities. My interlocutors are #Muslims and #Hindus locally referred to as “Burmese #Indians”. All of my research assistants happen to be #Kachin #Christians. I have #Chin friends, too
#March4Coup #CivilDisobedience
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THREAD 20 of writing against the 🪖-coup. Because people in #Myanmar need to be heard & the @IntlCrimCourt should know #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar. As the #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar is getting stronger, all people on this list sacrificed their lives for #democracy #March2Coup Image
1. While #FB has partially banned top military accounts and pages (not the businesses), @TikTokSupport needs to immediately react and block the hundreds of accounts by 🪖promoting hate speech and inciting violence there #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar
2. Not only in #Mandalay and #Monywa but also in smaller places people have begun to install self-governing bodies. This is exactly what the #military fears and why they keep kidnapping low- and mid-level state personnel at night: self-governance is powerful! #March2Coup #Myanmar
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How Does The #Myanmar #Coup affect #Rohingya? [An Explainer Thread]

Approximately 600,000 #Rohingya remain in #Burma - more than a quarter reside in concentration-like IDP camps and the majority of the rest live in daily fear of new and ongoing violence against them.
How Does The #Myanmar #Coup affect #Rohingya?

The #military #coup could see the #Rohingya facing the backlash once again as it is the same military and leaders that were responsible for #genocide in 2017.
Also they will continue to be excluded from future democratic processes
How Does The #Myanmar #Coup affect #Rohingya?

For the #Rohingya now in #Bangladesh - more than 1million, any potential #repatriation will be halted. The #Burma #military have no intention of accepting back the #Rohingya
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for everyone who is confused af about the #burma #myanmar #coup - for those who are asking, should we be calling out for #SuuKyi release? but wasnt she the one who defended and oversaw #genocide against #rohingya ? but how come everyone is up in arms about her detention now...
is it the #military or is it #suukyi who is the bad guy here...
I understand and get why you are confused. Let me just say this to clear it up for you - they were in bed together the whole time through.
There has never really been any #democracy in #Myanmar #Burma...
#SuuKyi was just a puppet for the #military. This #coup isnt even really a coup, because according to the #constitution of #Burma the military is legally entitled to do this. So what can the world do I hear you say?...
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1. This History Thread is about US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Detachment 101, a multi-ethnic force Allied against Fascism in World War 2 Burma. It’s based on my article “Fire-Hardened” in Oct. 2020 issue of The Sentinel: specialforces78.com/chapter-78-new…
2. Burma was a British colony when invaded by Japan in 1942. A barrier to supply routes from India to US-supported Chinese military. Lt. Gen. “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell persuaded of need for a specialized intelligence unit by Brig. Gen. “Wild Bill” Donovan, founding director of OSS.
3. Stilwell & Donovan chose Capt. Carl Eifler to command OSS Detachment 101 which sought recruits from Burma Army personnel & refugees in India. Many Anglo-Burmese & Chinese-Burmese joined. Volunteers from many Burma ethnic groups (Karen, Burman, Shan, Ta’ang) signed up.
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#Myanmar #President has set up a committee to investigate the cause of the horrific #Hpakant #Kachin #jade mine landslide that killed more than 160 people. Natural Resources Minister heads the 6-member team that includes Home Affairs & the Kachin Chief Minister ImageImageImage
The team will have to find out who's responsible for the incident on Thursday, how to help the victims affected by the landslide & how to ensure such an incident doesn't happen again. The committee is supposed to provide a report to the President as soon as possible.
@Global_Witness previously released a report estimating the #Myanmar #jade industry is worth at least US$31 billion in 2014 alone. globalwitness.org/jade-story/ It also reacted to the latest #Kachin #jade mine landslide saying it was "entirely preventable"
globalwitness.org/en/press-relea…
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🔴#BIRMANIA/#MYANMAR🇲🇲

FRANA IN UN MINIERA DI GIADA: ALMENO 113 MORTI

I lavoratori sono stati travolti da un’ondata di fango causata dalle forti piogge. Difficili le operazioni di soccorso per via del maltempo. La tragedia nello stato di #Kachin.
🔴#MYANMAR🇲🇲

Almeno 162 lavoratori sono stati uccisi ieri in seguito ad un'enorme frana in una miniera di giada nel nord della #Birmania 🇲🇲

🕯#MYANMAR🇲🇲

Decine di minatori morti nella frana sono stati seppelliti in una fossa comune. Per ora sono stati trovati 172 corpi e ci sono un centinaio di dispersi, secondo i media locali.

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@Global_Witness says the landslide in #Kachin #Myanmar #Jade mine was "entirely preventable" as it's a "damning indictment" of government's "failure to curb reckless & irresponsible" practices. Adds #NLD government has failed to implement "desparately-needed reforms" over 5 yrs Image
Unfortunately such #jade mine landslides in #Kachin #Myanmar happen so regularly, killing dozens annually that it's disturbing how nothing seem to be done to prevent "pickers" from risking their lives. The last landslide happened just last week. mizzima.com/article/two-ki…
@UNinMyanmar issues statement expressing deep sadness for "terrible loss" of lives in #Kachin #Myanmar #Jade mine landslide. Commends those who helped in rescue, recovery. At least 100 people have died in today's accident. Image
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Hours before @CIJ_ICJ announces decision on whether to order #Myanmar to implement provisional measures to prevent allegations of #genocide against #Rohingyas, #UN Special Rapporteur #YangheeLee holds presser in #Dhaka #Bangladesh for her final mission as her term ends ImageImageImageImage
#UN Special Rapporteur @YangheeLeeSKKU has been denied access into #Myanmar, expressing disappointment that her last attempt to engage Myanmar also rejected. Reiterates she must "speak the truth" even though it's "not to (government) liking". Adds "not too late to change course" Image
#UN Special Rapporteur #YangheeLee calls on #Rohingya #refugees who fled #Myanmar to #Bangladesh to "not give up hope" to return home to #Rakhine. More than 700,000 Rohingyas fled after violent security crackdown in 2017
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#Gambia takes on #Myanmar in the #Hague @CIJ_ICJ on day 1 of 3, with statements accusing nation of #Genocide against #Rohingyas & on same day, the #US imposed #sanctions on 4 high-ranking #military personnel including the chief usnews.com/news/world/art… treasury.gov/resource-cente…
#US #Treasury explains its actions to impose additional #sanctions on selected #Myanmar #military leaders because the "military have committed serious #HumanRights #abuse" against #ethnic communities including those in #Rakhine #Kachin #Shan home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
#US Treasury adds "such #abuses and the continuing #impunity must stop" to enable nation to transition to a more secure, democratic, peaceful nation. Notes that "#HumanRights #abuse undermines the ability to realize the vision for a free & open #IndoPacific" shared with #ASEAN
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1. After 2 years of my monthly History Threads on Myanmar (Burma) issues (plus Andamans, Malaysia’s Bateks) this anniversary History Thread is about 1990s Burma borderlands as described in my 2nd book “Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma’s Frontiers” published 2005
2. Banned from Thailand in 1988 (described in my 1st book “Burmese Looking Glass”) I went to Burma’s other borders: Bangladesh, China, India, Laos. My purpose was to meet with, interview dissidents, fighters, traders, even children. And to investigate resource extraction issues.
3. My 1st visit to Bangladesh/Burma (Arakan) border was in 1991. I interviewed ABSDF students, Rakhine and other political dissidents incl. Communists and monks who sought refuge near Cox’s Bazaar & Teknaf. I met, interviewed the first Rohingya families who fled in ’91-92 exodus.
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1. This History Thread is about the mighty rivers that have defined Myanmar (Burma.) North-south river valley geology shaped regional history. #Rivers, their tributaries & watersheds continue to have enormous political, agricultural & environmental importance. #dams #biodiversity
2. From 12th C. BCE populations migrated along #Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady), #Chindwin, #Salween river valleys to settle in lands that are now known as Myanmar (Burma.) Powerful dynasties rose and fell along the Irrawaddy, including Pyu, Pagan, Ava.
3. British made river port Rangoon (Yangon) colonial capital in 1853. Burma became “rice bowl of Asia” under their exploitation especially in fertile Irrawaddy Delta. River inundation/irrigation can augment monsoon rain for wet rice cultivation. Padi harvest transported by river.
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1. This History Thread is about mining of an array of minerals in Burma (Myanmar) where the geology features varied north-south belts of ores that have long been exploited and exported without protection for environment or workers.
2. Burma trade routes for gems and metals including lead and silver date back to ancient times. #Shan ruby mines were known in 6th Century. #Kachin jadeite was first significantly traded to China (where it would become the obsession of Emperors) in 1784.
3. 1886 British troops took Mogok ruby mines. British surveyed southern Burma tin deposits 1888-1912. Bawdwin, Namtu Shan St. (mined from 15th C. by Chinese) under British exported silver, lead, zinc; future US President Hoover mining engineer there. WW2 Japanese held Bawdwin.
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