Communist Party of Burma pre election statement

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General election 2015: what to expect

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As Marx rightly pointed out, the oppressed will be allowed in November ‘to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament’. Most people will vote in the hope of breaking free from prolonged social and economic ills. Yet, election under the 2008 constitution is the opium of the people simply fostering a culture of false hopes among the oppressed.

Over the past few years, exploitation by local crony capitalists and their foreign partners has been exacerbated. Farmers and workers, the most impoverished in the country have become the most oppressed. Landless farmers in their fight against illegal land acquisitions face death and prison while workers fighting for reasonable and fair wages suffer similar consequences. Students who have always been at the vanguard of the oppressed also go through ruthless torture and persecutions by the organs of…

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