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Ethnic communities: Salween dams are fuelling war and must be stopped

Press release by Burma Rivers Network
January 19, 2015

Community representatives from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon States are handing a petition today to the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power, and to t [ ... ]

New Report Documents Recent Violent Conflict in Karen State

FOR RELEASE – FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2014r/>CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

More than 2,000 villagers were displaced in October as fighting resumed in Karen State, the site of the world’s longest-running civil war.  [ ... ]

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Large dams are being constructed on all of Burma’s major rivers and tributaries by Chinese, Thai and Indian companies. The dams are causing displacement, militarization, human rights abuses, and irreversible environmental damage, which is threatening the livelihoods and food security of millions. The power and revenues generated are going to the military regime and neighbouring countries. Read more...