From Grassroots to Global

Voices from Burma on Earth Rights Abuses

This collection features human rights and environmental reports written by the Class of 2009 at the EarthRights School Burma (ERSB). The fieldwork research and writing that went into these reports forms an essential part of the students' development as forces for positive social change. Just as importantly, it offers a chance for people in rural areas throughout Burma to speak to the global community; voices that would not be heard were it not for their own courage and that of the ERSB student-researchers. These voices speak of land confiscation, failures in education systems, the challenges faced by migrant and stateless people, the social problems arising in small rural communities from drug abuse, and the impacts of dams and other large-scale developments, among other earth rights issues of concern.