[Marxism] Burma: 'Democracy means more than elections every five years' say 88 Generation leaders

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 21:04:02 MDT 2014

One cannot but feel privileged and awed to meet three of Burma's “88
Generation” student uprising leaders: Min Ko Naing who has spent most of
the years since 1988 uprising jailed by the Burmese military dictatorship
for his opposition activities; Ko Jimmy, who spent 20 years as a political
prisoner and who was recently thrown back into what he wryly describes as
“our second home” for protesting against fuel price hikes; and Ko Ko Gyi
who spent 17 years in prison for opposing the military regime.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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