Politics As Unusual at The American Center

Some of the former English Language Fellows who managed special teaching programs in 2010 were in Burma during the Saffron Uprising and Cyclone Nargis. In the days following Saffron, as police were rounding up everyone they could find, one of them sheltered trickles of American Center students who found their…

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Selected Photo’s and Memories of Some of Burma’s Pro-Democracy Advocates

  Here Su Kyi said something to me and had a good joke and laugh after she was told I didn’t understand Burmese very well.  Ko Bo, here as a young Botany student, was the leader of the first group of students to protest the currency changes in 1987. He…

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Five hundred days in shackles and fetters in a Burmese prison

by Daniel Opacki In 1987 the Burmese junta devalued Burma’s currency causing a major disruption in the lives of most Burmese people. Imagine waking up one morning to find out a great deal of your hard cash was worthless. This is what instigated a small group of Botany students at…

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