In my recent visit to Yangon, the former Burma capital, I came across a group of farmers protesting government's confiscation of their ancestral land. I was surprised that people can now hold protest rallies in Yangon but I was not surprise that Burmese government is denying the farmers their right to till the land their forefathers tilled before them. Land confiscation is a big issue now in Burma.
Upon seeing the protesters, Bob Marley's song "Get Up, Stand Up" immediately came to my mind. "Get up, stand up: Stand up for your rights!"