A powerful show of anger and opposition to the military coup was evident on the streets of cities across Myanmar on February 22, as a general strike paralyzed the country.
The coup in Myanmar has unleashed a movement of revolutionary proportions, with a widespread strike and protest movement. The military junta clearly underestimated the level of opposition they would face.
The military coup in Myanmar unleashed an unexpected movement. In this article, we attempt to outline some of the historical and immediate factors that led to this sudden and sharp change in the situation.
In organizing a swift coup against Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s generals have killed the illusion, already in its death throes, of the liberalization of Myanmar under US domination.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s fall from grace has exposed the cynicism of imperialism, revealing that those canonized as saints are bargaining chips in a struggle of capitalist interests.