Newt’s World – Episode 262: The Fight for Democracy in Myanmar

After the February 1, 2021 coup d’état in Myanmar, the National League for Democracy were deposed by Myanmar’s military.  They declared a year-long state of emergency and declared power had been transferred. To provide history and context to this historical struggle for Democracy, Newt’s guest is Wai Wai Nu, a Rohingya-Burmese activist and an outspoken advocate for the rights and equality of all the people in Myanmar.

Guest: Wai Wai Nu

Wai Wai Nu
Wai Wai Nu

Women’s Peace Network


Myanmar Went to the Polls for the Second Time Since the End of Military Rule but the Election Was Not Free or Fair – Time Magazine

Southeast Asian Countries Should Recognize the Slaughter in Myanmar for What It Is – Washington Post

Anniversary of Genocidal Attacks on Rohingya Reminds Us They Are Still at Risk – Just Security


China’s Myanmar Quagmire – China Talk

Myanmar Coup

Myanmar Coup: What is Happening and Why? – BBC

Myanmar’s Coup and Violence, Explained – New York Times

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