Michael Haack

Michael Haack

Michael Haack is a freelance writer focused on Southeast Asia and China. He has previously conducted research on Myanmar’s history and politics for the McSweeney imprint Voice of Witness and for Yale University MacMillan Center. Michael is currently a contractor with the China Labor Translation Project and Campaign for a New Myanmar.

Latest from Michael Haack

Myanmar railway workers stay defiant even after junta evicts them from homes

Nearly all of Myanmar Railway’s 20,000 workers are on strike, shutting down a sector that transports not only people, but goods, harvest and military supplies.

Nearly all of Myanmar Railway’s 20,000 workers are on strike, shutting down a sector that transports not only people, but goods, harvest and military supplies.

24 Apr 2021 - 3:00PM
Amid Myanmar’s post-coup violence, there is one township in Yangon that ‘scares the military’

North Okkalapa is one of the largest working-class communities in Yangon. It is known for its lawlessness and illicit activities but it has also been central to Myanmar’s protests movements for decades.

North Okkalapa is one of the largest working-class communities in Yangon. It is known for its lawlessness and illicit activities but it has also been central to Myanmar’s protests movements for decades.

4 Apr 2021 - 2:00PM