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ARAKAN NATIONAL COUNCIL

ARAKAN NATIONAL COUNCIL

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Published by Saw Nay Hsel
Ethnic Group of Burma
Ethnic Group of Burma

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Published by: Saw Nay Hsel on Aug 26, 2008
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ARAKAN NATIONAL COUNCIL (ANC)Organization Background:
Arakan National Council (ANC) is a decentralized political body representing the people of Arakan for self-determination, justice, peace, prosperity, equality, integrity, tranquility anddignity in emerging the Arakan State with civilized modernity and democracy.Job Description:The Political Activist Campaign Manager (Intern) will be leading the charge against themilitary junta in Burma by working to cut off foreign investment in Burma. After arriving atHeadquarters (in Asia, site must remain confidential) S/he will be required/provided travel toIndia, Bangladesh, Thailand, and other South/South East Asian countries where s/he will leadactivists in nonviolent demonstrations, trainings, and will liaison with political, non profit,and business officials. She will be campaigning against international gas and oil investmentsin Burma, such as those of Daewoo, Total, and Unocal (because their investments directlyempower the military junta while worsening the conditions for local and ethnic peoples, for example, through slave and forced labor provided for the investors / environmentallydegrading activities, for example, offshore drilling on marine life.)Experience:
1-3 years working in social justice and activism internationally
Grad or professional (particularly Law) degree/student
Social activism training
Creating marketing tools (i.e. leaflets, bumper stickers, t-shirts, posters)
Press releases / leading demonstrations / actions with local people
Successful boycotting campaigns / divestment movements
Presentation skills
Liaison with Asian, European, and US officials
Producing news letters, position and academic papers
Burmese language skills are a plus but are not required
Cultural sensitivity, adaptability, flexibility / intercultural communicationGeographical Background: Arakan, once a sovereign and independent Kingdom and tradecentre in Asia, is now one of the states in the Union of Burma after independence in 1948from the British. The Arakan State comprises a strip of land along the eastern coast of theBay of Bengal from the Nak River to Cape Negaris and stretches north and south borderingBangladesh on the Northwest. It is cut off from Burma mainland or Rangoon by ArakanRoma. Its present capital city is Akyab. Total area of Arakan is about 20,000 square miles. Itstotal population is over 3 million. It is rich with natural resources, especially crude oil, naturalgas, marble stoned, forests, agricultural products, and marine lives.Political Strategy:
To end dictator rule

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