Mizuno will stop using cotton from Xinjiang

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You did it! Another company,Mizuno, has decided to stop using cotton from the Xinjiang region of China. The company did not specify that it was doing this because of the treatment the #Uyghurs receive in China but it is hard to imagine they had another reason. From the Japan Times: OSAKA – Japanese sportswear firm Mizuno … Read more

#Comedy4Paul

Pau; Rusesagabina

A Night of Comedy to Help Paul Rusesabagina Join us for a night of comedy to help Paul Rusesabagina. All proceeds will go towards his legal defense fund. Paul was kidnapped and taken to Rwanda where he was arrested and has been in solitary confinement ever since. He was played by Don Cheadle in “Hotel … Read more

Want to help the Uyghurs? Here’s how you can.

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What’s happening to the Uyghurs? According to ForcedFashionLabour, more than one million people — Uyghurs and other Muslims — have been rounded up and placed in camps. These camps, in the Xinjiang region of China, produce a wide array of products. If you have items in your home that were made in China, the odds … Read more

Tell Chevron to Stop Paying the Myanmar Military on April 16

April 16, Global day of action against Chevron 1. San Francisco Bay Area, CaliforniaProtest At the Chevron HeadquartersFriday, April 16, 11 am to 2 pmChevron, 6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd. San Ramon CA 2. Washington DCChevron Lobbying Office at 3 pm600 13th ST NW, Suite 600District of Columbia 3. Denver, ColoradoProtest on 11th, but a letter … Read more

Tell Your Congressperson to Support the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Tell Your U.S Representative: Support and Co-sponsor The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (HR.1155). Introduced by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 1155) would prevent the import of any goods made in the forced labor camps in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. The State Department has determined that the … Read more

Genocide is always closer than we think

This appeared in the Gainesville Sun. This week, the Gainesville City Commission is set to bring up a resolution affirming its opposition to genocide. There are a few reasons this is important.  First of all, it provides the city a chance to promote the values of the people who live here. It also provides an … Read more

Opinion: Myanmar’s military is using TikTok against protesters. The app must take a stand.

This piece was originally published in the Washington Post. Opinion by Alyson Chadwick and Simon BillennessMarch 16, 2021 at 11:08 a.m. EDTAdd to list Alyson Chadwick is the digital campaigns strategist for No Business With Genocide, a coalition campaign to end genocide worldwide. Simon Billenness is executive director of the International Campaign for the Rohingya. The Myanmar military … Read more

Myanmar crackdown on protesters kills 25 as junta imposes 24-hour mobile internet shutdown

This appeared in India Today. Over 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence in Myanmar’s largest city. At least 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence by security forces following a bloody weekend that killed scores of protesters in Myanmar’s … Read more

You Can Help Free Paul Rusesabagina

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

On Wednesday, April 7th, the world commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. As Rwandan President Paul Kagame presided over ceremonies, “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina sat in jail. It is brutal irony that one of the few heroes of the Rwandan genocide is now being charged with denying it even happened. This week, … Read more