26 September, one year will have passed since Burma’s military
regime began its bloody crackdown on the Saffron Revolution. The
spirit of the monk-led Saffron Revolution that moved hundreds of
thousands of people to hold protests throughout Burma and inspired
hundreds of solidarity events around the globe lives on.
This briefer details what has happened
in Burma since: repression has intensified, the SPDC has exacerbated
another humanitarian crisis, persisted with its gross economic mismanagement
and refused to deliver the actual reforms it has been promising
for years. Despite this, monks and ordinary people have persevered
in their defiance of the SPDC.