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This volume is comprised of writings from three classes of EarthRights Mekong School graduates. EarthRights International´s Mekong School is a training program for civil society advocates from the Mekong Region (Yunnan/China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) whose work focuses on...

This collection of reports is the result of the hard work and dedication of fourteen young men and women from diverse ethnic groups and regions in Burma who attended EarthRights International's year-long leadership school for human rights and environmental advocacy, the EarthRights School of...

This publication is a collection of research reports by the students of the EarthRights School of Burma class of 2009. The report documents the findings of their fieldwork research projects undertaken inside and adjacent to Burma. The research reports on 'earth rights' abuses, and focuses on...

In 2004, the Pa-o Youth Organization began hearing concerns from fellow community members about the commencement of an iron ore mining operation and factories at Mount Pinpet, and iconic landmark for the Pa-O just ten kilometers south of the Shan State capital Taunggyi. Over the next few years,...

In December 2005, Burma´s Senior General Than Shwe ordered the start of a nation-wide- campaign to plant the toxic bush-like tree, Jatropha curcas, for biodiesel production. The country was to plant eight million acres, or an area the size of Belgium, within three years. Two years on,...

Dammed by Burma´s Generals, chronicles the impacts of the Lawpita hydropower project since the early 1960s. Promised abundant electricity and irrigation, the local population instead suffered from forced displacement, water shortages, increased militarization, human rights abuses, and thousands...

The report outlines the potential impacts of the first dam on Burma´s Irrawaddy River, including the displacement of 10,000 people, livelihood destruction, and threats to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin. A timeline and profiles of the companies involved in the project are included as well as a...

Khoe Kay: Biodiversity in Peril recounts the history, methods and results of more than 3 months of surveys on this bend in the Salween in Karen State, Burma. The researches found 194 plant species and 200 animals, including 42 endangered species, indicating that the area still holds significant...

As Thailand proceeds with plans to join Burma´s military regime in building a series of dams on the Salween River to gain "cheap" electricity, this report reveals the atrocities being inflicted on the people of Northern Karen State to pave the way for two of the planned dams. The Upper Salween (...

The Salween is Southeast Asia's longest free flowing river and one of Burma's most important waterways. For the half a million people living where the river meets the Andaman Sea, the Salween is a way of life interlinked with its seasonal flows and daily tides. However, Burmas military...

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