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Aung Zaw, editor of the progressive magazine Irrawaddy, shared his views on the struggle for democracy in Burma with CUPE global justice committee members at their national meeting on April 1 in Ottawa.

The ruling junta forced Aung Zaw out of his home country and he now edits the magazine from Chiang Mai, Thailand.

“They tried to lure me back by telling my elderly mother to call me and ask me to return,” he told about 15 committee members. “That is how frightening it is in Burma today.”

Tin Maung Htoo, executive director of Canadian Friends of Burma, and Kevin McLeod (right in photo) included thoughts on how to stop Canadian companies from investing in Burma while the junta is in power.


To see the magazine, go to www.irrawaddy.org.