Monthly Archives: November 2010

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Next Move: Are National Reconciliation and a Peaceful Revolution Possible in Burma?

Brookline, MA Since being freed from two decades of house arrest two weeks ago, Burma’s dissident number one, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been busily touring Yangon and interviewing with foreign media, diplomats, local citizens, and political leaders. She … Continue reading

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The Farce of Vietnam’s Communist Party

Seattle, WA   The music’s stopped, but they’re still dancing. You can still hear them singing the same revolutionary-nationalist songs, though the words are hollow, and their ideology no longer applies. The shell of international communism has been chipped, but … Continue reading

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A Vietnamese Folk Tale: The Origin of Rice Agriculture

Seattle, WA A week away from Burma’s first elections in twenty years, the world awaits to see how events play out. Most say the elections won’t be free and fair, the junta-backed USDP (Union Solidarity and Development Party) largely tipped … Continue reading

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