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Myanmar: memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

By Richard Dolan, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Oxford
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What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They are all part of a rich lexicon of protest now being deployed by young activists contesting Myanmar’s military coup. The country has been in turmoil after the army took control of the country on February 1, detaining…


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