Pass the Burma Act!

On Eve of Historic Vote in U.S. House of Representatives for the “BURMA Act of 2021” (H.R. 5497), Broad Coalition Calls for Its Passage.  April 4, 2022  As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares a historic vote early this week on the bipartisan “BURMA Act of 2021” (H.R. 5497), a broad coalition of Burma (Myanmar) … Read more

April 1, 1933 — The German boycott of Jewish businesses

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Yesterday marked the start of Genocide Awareness Month. April was selected because of all the genocides that started during that month and because of the number of other significant events that took place. The boycott that started the Holocaust About three months after Adolph Hitler took control of Germany, his government staged a boycott of … Read more

Another year, another Genocide Awareness Month

genocide happens every day

When are we going to end genocide? April is Genocide Awareness Month. April was selected because of the number of genocides that started in April. The Rwandan, Armenian, and Iraqi Kurd genocides all started during this month. Genocide Awareness Month is crucial for educating the world about past and current genocides. As time passes, memories of … Read more

Will you help us bring Paul home?

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Young Kim (R-CA) have just introduced in Congress House Resolution 982 urging Rwandan President Paul Kagame to release Rusesabagina immediately. It is vital that we all tell our U.S. representative to co-sponsor this powerful, new Congressional resolution. Just click here to urge your U.S. representative to co-sponsor House Resolution … Read more

Things we all can do to fight genocide today

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We made progress against genocide in 2021, we have more work to do in 2022 If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate … Read more

Happy Tick Tock Day

help us end genocide

Today is the official day to finish off tasks for 2021! December 29 is National Tick Tock Day. Tick Tock Day, observed annually on December 29th, reminds us to complete any unfinished business that might need addressing before the end of the year. As the end of the year approaches, many items call for our … Read more

Why I continue to fight to end genocide

we can end genocide

We can end genocide, we just have to want to On December 9, 2021 (World Genocide Day), I led a delegation to present luxury jeweler Harry Winston with our petition asking them to stop sourcing #GenocideGems from Myanmar. About ten minutes later, they announced they would do just that.  This is why I got into … Read more

Can you join us in NYC on World Genocide Day?

World Genocide Day

Thursday, December 9, 2021, is World Genocide Day. Friday, December 10, 2021, is World Human rights Day. On Thursday, we plan to march from the US Mission to the UN to the Harry Winston New York City headquarters where we will give them our petitions demanding they stop funding the Myanmar military. On World Human Rights … Read more

Actions for the #BurmaBill, against MOGE, Harry Winston and more

MOGE must be stopped

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” You are proving that right every day. The #BurmaBill is a reality. Now we need to keep up the pressure and get companies like Chevron (MOGE) and Harry Winston … Read more

Paul Kagame must be stopped

Paul Kagame is scary

For anyone paying attention to what is happening in Rwanda, President Paul Kamage’s actions come as no surprise. We have been highlighting the case of Paul Rusesabagina, the Hotel Rwanda hero who was kidnapped, arrested, tortured, and recently sentenced to 25 years in prison. His official charges include terrorism but his real crime is speaking … Read more