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History repeats itself so often it must be easy at school

Today the news in Mae Sot is dominated by the fighting that takes place not so far from here. A village that is purposely build to house people who spend decades living in refugee camps has come under attack by the same forces who were responsible for the atrocities which turned the people into refugees …

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A Creative space for expression in exile return

Our latest job description read like this: “Your duties are the same as the rest of the staff”. Instead of 4 pages of all the small duties a prospected employee is expected to perform to avoid a potential future argument whether a required task was part of the job description, new staff is required to …

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Kyaw Thame 2008

A Creative space for expression in exile

Choosing a name for an organisation, a business or a collective often is an exercise in brainstorming, collecting, eliminating, drafting, discussing, more collecting, drafting, eliminating, planing, sandpapering, deciding, changing, until at some point that name that always had to be the name was discovered, unearthed, brushed off, polished, and put on a letterhead. In 2004 …

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Borderline at Moei River

Borderline During the Covid Years

As a not-for-profit it shouldn’t matter if business is good or bad, surprisingly it does. When Borderline started in 2004, the founders could not have predicted the future. Not our current situation with lock-downs and restaurant closures, not the years prior when Borderline was a financially healthy organisation. The successful years and the decisions to …

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