Through a view of his childhood as ethnic Chinese in Burma, Htun Lin takes up the plight of the Rohingya and the betrayal of democratic ideals by Aung San Suu Kyi.
Workshop Talks: Roots of Trumpism in swamps of historyJanuary 26, 2017
Htun Lin’s Workshop Talks column takes up his experience as a refugee from Burma to the U.S. and today’s plight of the Rohingya, who are experiencing ethnic cleansing at the hands of the state and Buddhist nationalists in Burma today.
Workshop Talks: Why allow Assad to kill the sick?September 7, 2016
Healthcare worker Htun Lin takes up the relationship between workers in healthcare in the U.S. who are told “not everyone can be saved,” and what is happening in Syria where the Syrian government, Russia and Iran are bombing civilians including–or especially–hospitals and healthcare workers.
Workshop Talks: Bleak future if no labor solidarityJuly 3, 2016
Workshop Talks columnist Htun Lin looks at the world situation from the massacre of LGBTQ people in Orlando to the murder of Jo Cox in Britain to Brexit and to how workers are reacting, suggesting that there is no exit from global capitalism without international labor solidarity.
Workshop Talks: Do job, get firedMarch 8, 2016
A critique of HMO practices that sanction nurses for giving quality care, showing the relation of that practice to what Marx worked out about labor time.
Workshop Talks: When workers’ own time beginsJune 28, 2015
How, on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, does that document speak to what workers and prisoners are facing today?