Rebellion and resistance in Myanmar with Ye Yint Aung and Robert Narai

Rebellion and resistance continues in Myanmar after the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) arrested State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and seized government on 1 February. Young workers and students have been at the centre of an uprising that has included mass strikes, street protests, and creative acts of civil disobedience. On this episode Burmese-Australian youth activist Ye Yint Aung and socialist Robert Narai share their perspectives and stories on the eruption of popular anger and the challenges ahead.

Further readings:

Myanmar coup: ‘The people are more united, armed with past lessons’ by Ye Yint Aung

https://amp.theage.com.au/national/myanmar-coup-the-people-are-more-united-armed-with-past-lessons-20210302-p57747.html

Myanmar’s spring revolution by Robert Narai:

https://redflag.org.au/article/myanmars-spring-revolution

Myanmar Workers and Unions on the Front Lines in Fight Against Coup by Kevin Lin:

https://labornotes.org/2021/02/myanmar-workers-and-unions-front-lines-fight-against-coup

If the Military Leaders Win, There Will Be No Unions': Myanmar Garment Workers on the Strikes Against the Coup, interview with Ma Moe Sandar Myint, Ma Ei Ei Phyu, Ma Tin Tin Wai

https://labornotes.org/2021/03/if-military-leaders-win-there-will-be-no-unions-myanmar-garment-workers-strikes-against-coup

Join us for a special panel at Marxism 2021

https://marxismconference.org/program/monday/myanmar-thailand-hong-kong-mass-movements-for-democracy-across-asia

Follow Victorian Myanmar Youth on Facebook and Instagram for events and updates: facebook.com/vicmmyouth

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Hosted by Roz Ward. Produced by Liam Ward. 

Music by Dan Kenny. 

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