Suzanne and Ruth are joined by Sophie Brondel, coordinator at Info Birmanie. Info Birmanie is a non-profit association founded in 1996, born of the desire of French citizens to defend human rights in Myanmar. The association works to support opponents and victims of the military junta by acting with French political and economic decision-makers. As part of their activities, they support all ethnic and religious groups in Myanmar, without distinction. Their positioning allows them to forge partnerships with organizations of different political sensitivities, but always focused on opposing the military regime. Here Sophie talks about the history and work of Info Birmanie, the growing unity of the Myanmar people, and the responsibility she feels France bears in opposing the Myanmar junta.
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Song: Kabar Makyay Bu (Until the End of the World), was written and recorded by Naing Myanmar, it became the revolutionary anthem of the 1988 pro-democracy movement and could be heard once again all over Myanmar during the 2021 Coup. Naing Myanmar maintains that the song is no longer his, since the '88 uprising “it belongs to everyone”.
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*Special thanks to Sophie and the entire team behind Info Birmanie who continue to dedicate their time and resources to fight for justice for the people of Myanmar. We are so grateful to Sophie for adding her voice to the conversation, you can find our more about Info Birmanie here: http://www.info-birmanie.org
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