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Courage and terror in Myanmar

Lives and livelihoods have been laid down for democracy. The economy is on the brink of collapse. The world must support the people’s quest to end military rule once and for all, writes Preeti Jha.

When the soldiers came knocking in the middle of the night, some ministers had already packed a bag. After days of hushed rumours, Myanmar awoke to a crushing new re...

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A note from the editor

Preeti Jha

Preeti Jha

Rise up for Myanmar

There’s no going back. That unflinching commitment to months, if not years, of resistance has poured out of every person I’ve spoken to from Myanmar since the coup of 1 February 2021.

Friends and colleagues lost their liberty overnight. Only six years ago we were celebrating hopes for a new future after the f...


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