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U Win Tin's Lasting Legacy

Today would have been the 90th birthday of the late democracy activist and political prisoner U Win Tin. The Irrawaddy revisits an article from 2014 examining his legacy.

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30 The News For 30 May 2020
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Pioneers of Burmese Cartooning

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February marked the 67th anniversary of the death of cartoonist U Ba Gyan. His art and that of his predecessor U Ba Gale were the focus of this Irrawaddy piece from 2003.

Who Are the Wa?

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With the UWSA in the news over their helicopter purchase, we revisit this 2017 article on the Wa, who have never been fully controlled by any central Myanmar authority.

On Union Day, Views on Aung San

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To mark Union Day, Feb. 12, some of Burma’s leading politicians, activists and religious figures speak about the country’s late independence leader, General Aung San.
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A Hero to Remember

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To mark the third anniversary of the assassination of lawyer U Ko Ni, The Irrawaddy revisits an editorial published in the wake of his death in 2017.

A Weatherman’s Memoir

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To mark the passing of Myanmar weatherman U Tun Lwin, whose warnings about Cyclone Nargis fell on deaf ears in 2008, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2015 review of his memoir.

The Women of 1988

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On this historic day, read the stories of seven Myanmar women spanning several generations that helped shape the '88 uprising and the democracy movement it spawned.