‘Burma’s Brad Pitt’ walks a fine line for political reform
by Sarah Stuteville
Kyaw Thu, leading man of Burmese film, endured decades of blacklisting and imprisonment in one of the world’s toughest military regimes. He's in Seattle this month to share his story.
Sep 2, 2016
UN chief calls for better conditions for Rohingya as Myanmar begins peace talks
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Myanmar to improve living conditions for its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Aug 31, 2016
Anti-blackness: a world problem we are all connected to
by Sumyat Thu
What do beauty products in Burma have in common with rampant police brutality in the U.S. and world history? Anti-blackness.
Jul 26, 2016
Myanmar expectations high as Suu Kyi allies sworn in
The change comes after decades of struggle, but Aung San Suu Kyi's party still must share power with the army.
Feb 1, 2016
Why Seattle refugees aren’t all thrilled about the historic election in Burma
by Ana Sofia Knauf
What does Seattle’s Burmese refugee population think about dramatic election results last week?
Nov 15, 2015
Photos: Kent youth ring in new year, Karen style
by Hillary Sanders
For the Burmese community in Kent, the Karen New Year is a chance to show off traditions that have long been repressed back in Myanmar.
Jan 12, 2014
Vancouver native delivers soy milk for Myanmar’s malnourished
by Eva Cohen
It almost sounds too good to be true. In remote areas of Myanmar, a portable soy milk machine that runs without electricity, is cheap and delivers life-saving proteins and vitamins to malnourished orphans. One family from Vancouver has made it their life’s work to keep the milk flowing.
Dec 3, 2012
Burmese reforms haven’t stemmed flow of refugees to Washington
by Ana Sofia Knauf
President Obama is on his way to Burma (aka Myanmar) on Monday for a six hour visit that will be the first by any sitting US president in history. According to Reuters, in advance of the visit the Burmese government plans to release some 452 prisoners, some of them political prisoners who will be granted […]
Nov 17, 2012
10 questions for Burma human rights activist Bo Kyi
by Alex Stonehill
Bo Kyi, a renowned Burmese human rights activist, was in town last week on a speaking tour to raise awareness of the changing situation in Burma, and to help promote the new film Into the Current. Bo Kyi and filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy chose Seattle as a stop on their six city US tour for good […]
Mar 20, 2012