Myanmar’s Online Community Anticipates Fall of Radical Buddhist Group with Funny Memes

Written by: Thant Sin Following the statement of Yangon’s chief minister that the radical Buddhist nationalist group Ma-Ba-Tha (Association of Race and Religion Protection) is “no longer needed” in Myanmar’s former capital, more authorities have come forward to share a similar message. On July 12, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee of the government declaredthat Ma-Ba-Tha —…

Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir

      Protests against the killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, the commander of Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, turned violent in Indian-administered Kashmir in the north of the country when Indian forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew on Sunday, July 10. A total of 31 have been killed, with about 444 people injured. This is the disputed region’s…

How to sell a product called democracy

Photo credit:What would it take to get more Americans to buy into our democracy? REUTERS/Jim Young via The Conversation. Marketing – something I know quite a bit about – and democracy are closely connected. Exploring this connection could help us improve not only our country’s electoral and government system, but also the lives of many…

Kashmir Under a State of Emergency: JKCCS

Guest Post by JKCCS : Jammu & Kashmir Coalition for Civil Society Photo Credit: Rising kashmir Since the extra-judicial execution of Commander Burhan Wani and two other members of Hizbul Mujahideen, Indian armed forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police have used excessive force to thwart the mourners from protesting and participating in the funeral processions…

Why Asian Americans don’t vote Republican

During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?” Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised…