Guy Horton

Rohingya Genocide. Artwork by AK Rockefeller via Flickr (CC BY-SA).

The atrocious delusion of Burmese 'democracy'

Guy Horton
| 10th November 2015
As the world's media hails Burma's first elections since 1990 and the country's 'democratic transition' from military rule, Guy Horton warns against the delusional thinking that underlies these optimistic narratives. The reality is one of fascism, mass murder, genocide and systematic discrimination - in which Aung San Suu Kyi herself is complicit through her silence.

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Explaining Burma's missing 9 million people - evaporation, or genocide?

Guy Horton
| 20th November 2014
The best way to deal with embarrassing, inconvenient facts is to ignore them, writes Guy Horton. And this is precisely what the international community is doing over Burma's demographic anomaly - 9 million people who ought to be there, but aren't. Their absence is prima facie evidence of genocide - but as we all celebrate the 'brave new Burma', no one wants to know.

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Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, July 2014. Photo: Oxfam via Flickr.

Who will silence the Guns of August, 2014?

Guy Horton
| 6th August 2014
One hundred years ago this August, guns rang out as a Europe made unstable by hatred, nationalism and a complex web of treaties went to war. Now the entire world appears poised for conflagration, writes Guy Horton. But where are the leaders to pull us from the brink?

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Aung San Suu Kyi: complicity with tyranny

Guy Horton
| 31st October 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi is the international face of Burma and a global icon of courage, endurance and moral authority. But as Guy Horton reports from Burma, she is now actively colluding with the Burmese military's violent campaigns against minority ethnic and religious groups.

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