One year ago today, Myanmar’s military generals seized power in a bloody coup that wiped out workers’ rights. We spoke with a union leader and three garment workers, who for months launched general strikes against the coup.
Ma Moe Sandar Myint is an organizer with the Federation of General Workers Myanmar.
Myanmar’s coup government has slaughtered workers for launching general strikes against the junta — but workers have doubled down, calling for comprehensive sanctions against the military. We talked to two leaders of the strikes.
Despite a vicious crackdown that has left scores of protesters dead, the worker-led movement against the military coup in Myanmar continues to rock the country. We spoke with three female garment workers who helped organize another general strike this week.
The coup in Myanmar has exposed the faulty foundation of the country’s democratic transition. We spoke with an organizer in Myanmar’s burgeoning labor movement — which will be central to the fight against authoritarianism in the coming days and months.