Injustice, in Burma and Canada

The murder of Par Gyi, a Burmese journalist who died in military custody, happened not long after I quit working for The Irrawaddy. At the time, I had stopped following Burmese news because I wanted to focus on our new life in Chonburi, so I didn’t learn about this incident until after I returned to Chiang Mai to work with DVB a year and a half later. I found this case deeply disturbing, and hoped that the newly installed NLD government would do something to address it, so I wrote this editorial calling on Burma’s new leaders to “take a long, hard look at a part of its recent history that some would rather forget.” As I write this two and a half years later (on December 10, 2018), however, there is no reason to believe that this will ever happen.

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Screenshot_2018-12-10 Jason Nelson - Saw two images today that have stayed in my mind

Another issue that has long troubled me is Canada’s long history of mistreating its indigenous people.

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Here is the video:

Another post, about this article.

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