“Can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?”

“Can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?” Written By: Adem Carroll The United Nations defines genocide as acts intended to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group in whole or in part. Since its founding five years ago Burma Task Force has stated clearly and consistently that Myanmar government policies [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Rohingya|0 Comments

#TogetherWeRemember

Jennifer Sawicz On Monday evening (3 April), I spoke at Northwestern University's Together We Remember event which commemorates and honors genocide victims as well as discussing ways to make "Never Again!" a reality.  My extern, Juliana Iturralde, invited me to speak, and requested that I spend ten minutes reading the names of genocide victims & [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Human Rights, Rohingya|0 Comments

Former Human Rights Watch Researcher Mathieson Discredits Rohingya Journalists and Activists

By Tauseef Akbar (Chicago Monitor) Former Human Rights Watch Senior Researcher David Scott Mathieson wrote an insidious Op-ed in The New York Times that discredits Rohingya journalists and activists. Mathieson seeks to provide nuance, parse Burma’s complexities and highlight Suu Kyi’s challenges in governing but instead obfuscates a number of basic and critical issues. Killings in [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Rohingya|0 Comments

Suu Kyi Promises To Make “Burma Great Again,” Says Claims Of Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing “Fabrications”

Chicago Monitor According to Burmese dissident and human rights activist, Dr. Maung Zarni, Aung San Suu Kyi’s recent trip to Singapore was marked by one calumny after another. In front of adoring crowds in Singapore Suu Kyi promised followers that she would “make Burma great” again in Asia. She also described ethnic armed groups who [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Rohingya|0 Comments

Violence Against Rohingya Erupts Again in Burma

Chicago Monitor Just before dawn on Monday, October, 10 three Burmese police outposts in the Maungdaw region of Rakhine state, near the Bangladesh-Burma border, were reportedly attacked by armed men wielding knives, sticks and hammers and purportedly yelling “Rohingya! Rohingya!” Nine police officers were killed in the attacks and a number of weapons and ammunition [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Rohingya|0 Comments

Burma is Open for Business: On the Back of Genocide and Racism

Chicago Monitor Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and icon of democracy in Burma encounters condemnation in the US from human rights groups and activists everywhere she goes. The reason for this is simple: the image of her as a pure ‘champion of the people’ only lingers in the minds of those who [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Rohingya|0 Comments

Will New Burma Commission on Rohingya Stop Genocide?

Chicago Monitor In an move that is cautiously welcomed by Burma human rights organizations, Aung San Suu Kyi announced the creation of an Advisory Commission to find “lasting solutions” to the manifold issues affecting Rakhine State–the most serious being the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims. Much of the coverage of the creation of the commission has focused [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Rohingya|0 Comments

No Rohingya On Commission To Address Their Fate

As manifested in the United States, race and religion are extremely delicate topics for politicians to explore. And eradicating widespread endemic prejudices against certain racial and religious groups is a notoriously explosive proposition. However, that is exactly what is required in Burma, where a slow-burning genocide against the Rohingya people is becoming an urgent priority [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Rohingya|0 Comments

Why Is The US Ambassador To Burma Paying ‘Respects’ To An Islamophobic Monk?

On April 8, the US embassy in Rangoon, Burma posted several photos to its Facebook page of US ambassador-designate Scot Marciel’s visit to the monk Sitagu Sayadaw. The purpose of the visit was “to pay his respects ahead of the Thingyan holiday.” We are told that Marciel “very much enjoyed speaking to the Sayadaw about the [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Rohingya|0 Comments

7 Things You Should Know About the Crisis in Burma

There are 60 million refugees and displaced people in the world today, the most since the end of World War II. Almost half are Muslim. After Afghan refugees, the largest group is Syrian, with Turkey and Lebanon receiving most of the millions struggling to survive. After four full years of the Syrian conflict, the United [...]

By | November 7th, 2015|Rohingya|0 Comments