Sunday, May 6, 2007


The album, with songs by REM, Paul McCartny, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, U2 and others, was dedicated to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who until now remains under house arrest.

Representatives of the Women’s groups talked about their groups, their challenges and their hopes.

Khu Khu talks, and Damien Rice listens.


The US Campaign for Burma visited the Borderline shop in July 2004. They brought with them Ani DiFranco and Damien Rice. These two musicians were among a larger group who donated songs for a charity album for the US Campaigh for Burma.

Kristen and Ani DiFranco during the presentation at the Borderline

Le Peq Thote, or pickled tea leaf salad, a Burmese delicacy that you can find in most tea houses, also at the Borderline.

Friday, May 4, 2007


Since March, few people can miss the entrance of the Borderline thanks to the 15 meter long mural, designed by Ko Nyan Soe, a member artist, and painted by other artists and volunteers. The design was selected from many ideas offered during the mural contest, with first prize, the honour of having the painting exhibited forever on the wall of the Borderline.


Ko Nyan Soe, designer of the Mural and member of the Borderline collective

Some impressions of the work on the mural. The figures are dressed in Bagan style clothing from an era long ago. Some figures are modelled after volunteers of the Borderline.