- Data Covid-19 USA — Police are now stopping random people on the streets. A group of secret informers has reappeared. The killings continue, but so does the resistance.
- Data Covid-19 USA — Following a coup in Myanmar, security forces have cracked down brutally on civilians. We ask why soldiers have so readily turned against the population.
How the country became primed for a sort of violence, and a sort of dictatorship, that had grown rare.
Demonstrations and a deadly crackdown have roiled the nation since a Feb. 1 coup brought back full military rule following years of quasi-democracy.
From hospitals, railways and dockyards to schools, shops and trading houses, the country is at a standstill. Strikers hope their actions will force the army to return power after its coup on Feb. 1.
Despite the danger, women have been at the forefront of the movement, rebuking the generals who ousted a female civilian leader.
As a civil disobedience movement entered its second month, the military rulers added charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
At least 18 people were killed during protests, according to the United Nations, with the police in at least one city opening fire on a crowd of hundreds.
The world must get behind Burmese protesters fighting against military rule.
The army’s detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi brought an abrupt end to the theory that she might strike a workable balance between civilian and military power.
The coup returns the country to full military rule after a short span of quasi-democracy. Here is what we know.