US moves to give non-military aid to the resistance are heartening, but it will be the Myanmar people’s courage and the generals’ foolishness that bring the regime down.
Editorial and Opinion
The horrific massacre of nine children and six adults at a school in Sagaing Region shows that the junta’s terror campaign will spare no one.
Ending military rule forever is the only way to break a pattern dating to 1962 that has seen 10% of the country’s 54 mn people flee in search of a more secure future.
The same military that killed student activist Ma Win Maw Oo in 1988 hanged her contemporary, Ko Jimmy, in July. Today’s anti-junta resistance has inherited their spirit.
This editorial reflects the desire of the majority of Myanmar people: only the coup leader’s execution will ensure freedom, equality and justice in Myanmar.
After the executions of four activists, no one can doubt the regime’s willingness to kill the remaining detainees on death row soon; we must act now to save them.
International sanctions and displays of concern mean nothing to the regime; only practical support for the Myanmar people’s armed struggle will end their suffering.
Like its predecessors, the regime fails to understand that it can take the lives of freedom fighters, but it cannot kill their spirit.
This time the exodus includes anyone who can afford to go, including not just politicians and activists but much of the middle class, who see no future under the junta.
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