Burma's Spring: Real lives in turbulent times by Rosalind Russell

By Rosalind Russell

Burma’s Spring records the struggles of standard humans made awesome via situation. Rosalind Russell, a British journalist who got here to reside in Burma along with her kin, witnessed a time of unparalleled switch in a secretive kingdom that were locked less than army dictatorship for part a century.

Her memoir includes the reader via a turbulent period of rebellion, catastrophe and political awakening with a shiny retelling of her encounters as an undercover reporter.

From the realm well-known democracy chief Aung San Suu Kyi to the broken-hearted household employee Mu Mu, a Buddhist monk to a punk, a palm reader to a woman band, those are tales of tragedy, resilience and desire – woven jointly in a vibrant portrait of a land for thus lengthy hidden from view.

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Starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the premature end of the first Palestinian intifada (1987–1991), through the launching of the Madrid-Oslo “peace process” and until a decade ago, the question of Palestine had been progressively marginalized, if not relegated to a mere nuisance factor, by the powers that be in the new unipolar world. Edward Said reflected on the “peace process” thus: What of this vaunted peace process? What has it achieved and why, if indeed it was a peace process, has the miserable condition of the Palestinians and the loss of life become so much worse than before the Oslo Accords were signed in September 1993?

I don’t know how to describe it. . ” He writes: Everything the soldiers described from Gaza, everything, occurred during these blood-soaked years as if they were routine events. It was the context, not the principle, that was different. An army whose armored corps has yet to encounter an enemy tank and whose pilots have yet to face an enemy combat jet in 36 years has been trained to think that the only function of a tank is to crush civilian cars and that a pilot’s job is to bomb residential neighborhoods.

Moreover, BDS is categorically opposed to all forms of racism and racist ideologies, including anti-Semitism. 114 At a practical level, after the principles in the Call are accepted, activists and solidarity groups set their own BDS targets and choose tactics that best suit their political and economic environment. Context sensitivity is the overriding principle for planning and implementing successful BDS campaigns. BDS, as a distinctly Palestinian form of struggle that is rooted in a century of civil resistance against settler colonialism, inspired by the South African anti-apartheid struggle and the US civil rights movement, and supported by a global solidarity movement, is effective, flexible, and inclusive enough to welcome all those committed to the irreducible entitlement of all humans to equal rights.

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