17 The News For 17 August 2018
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Wanted: A Vision of Myanmar’s Future

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Myanmar’s potential remains as bright as ever. However, the country still awaits a leader bold and articulate enough to inspire his or her countrymen to seize the historic opportunity

Another Black August

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On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy reprints an appeal it ran in the year 2000 for a full recounting of the bloodshed. Without it, Myanmar would remain a divided,

The Women of 1988

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These women played key roles in the popular uprising 30 years ago or have carried on the pro-democracy movement it helped inspire.

The Day a New Burma was Born

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Exactly 30 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.

Memories of 8.8.88

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Stoking the popular discontent that erupted into a nationwide uprising 30 years ago was economic mismanagement, which had reduced a fundamentally wealthy nation to pauper status.
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What We Were Fighting For

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It was 30 years ago that students led a massive uprising against military rule in Burma—an event that has shaped an entire generation.

Lessons of '88'

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The failure of the 1988 uprising points to the challenges Myanmar faced then, and still faces today.