Myanmar solidarity protests from 24 July

Submitted by AWL on 20 July, 2021 - 7:33
Strikers in Myanmar

In Myanmar, the workers’ movement is continuing the struggle against the military dictatorship which was installed by a coup in February this year. Moe Sandar Myint and Khaing Zar Aung, leaders of Myanmar trade unions, spoke at Ideas for Freedom on 10-11 July to report that military repression against trade union activist in cities like Yangon is extremely harsh. Trade unions have issued a united call for all international brands to cease procuring any products from factories in the country, in order to strike a blow against the military Tatmadaw regime. In the week beginning 24 July, activists organised through Momentum Internationalists will do leafleting and small protests at chain stores in cities around the UK in order to raise awareness of the international fundraising appeal for Myanmar unions and to promote the workers’ call for Western brands to break off business with the regime. Check out momentuminternationalists.org.

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