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Title: All Burma Federation of Student Unions
Description/subject: "...The former name of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions was the All Burma Students’ Union(ABSU). It was formed in March 1936 and initiated by Gen Aung San and other student leaders under the colonial rule. In Burmese political background,ABSU and student unions were very active and key role for the Burmese Independent Movements. After the National Independent Movement, ABSU had struggled for internal peace and national reconciliation amongst the national forces and political parties.Moreover,ABSU had fight for the national education system in order to against the governments’ poor educational policy. So ABSU and other student unions were crackdown by the government and went underground in 1949. In 1950, secret meetings were held in an effort to revitalize the ABSU. In 1951, despite the atmosphere of oppression and the dissent sowed by the government crackdown, students banded together to form the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU)..."
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: All Burma Student Democratic Organisation Australia
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma Studies Group
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2010


Title: Democratic Burmese Students' Organization (Dbso) - USA
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Have the Students Been Dismissed?
Date of publication: November 2003
Description/subject: "The pro-democracy protests in August 1988 were spearheaded by students. But a lack of coordination with Burma’s opposition party and the passage of time are forcing the movement to review its strategy..."
Author/creator: Min Zin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 9
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2004


Title: The Fighting Peacock is Back
Date of publication: September 1998
Description/subject: "The students of Burma are on the streets again. This time they say they no longer want to see the military rule in their country. The political heat in Burma is rising as students realise the time is right for action. In the last two months, Burma’s students staged a second large protest on their campuses. In Rangoon and other major cities, leaflets have been distributed and small protests are breaking out more frequently. During the recent protest, the students in Rangoon cried that enough was enough and asked Rangoon authorities to stop military rule. They chanted: "Down with the military dictatorship, release all political prisoners." "They are angry — they don’t want this situation to go on like this forever," said a source close to students. Obviously, the students aren’t alone. Foreign and local businessmen are unhappy with the junta’s performance — the Burmese are complaining about mismanagement of the economy and the poor education system..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 6, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: All Burma Students' Democratic Front Archives
Description/subject: Period (1962-) 1988-2000 ..... Full table of contents: History, Content, Administrative information, INTRODUCTION, LIST, ALL BURMA STUDENT'S DEMOCRATIC FRONT (ABSDF): Publications, Statements, Dawn Gwin Studio News, Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) News, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: National League for Democracy (NLD), DOCUMENTATION: Documentation on refugees, Documentation on drugs, Documentation on Burma - International relations, Documentation on foreign investment in Burma, Documentation on ASEAN, Documentation on Burma, Documentation on gas pipeline, Documentation on environment, Documentation on Burmese women, Documentation on HIV/AIDS, Documentation on ILO, Burmese news from magazines, Statements of other organizations, Documentation on Burmese currency, Documentation on financial, economic and social, conditions of Burma, Research papers on politics and economics
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Institute of Social History
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2010