Tell Harry Winston and Swatch to Stop Funding the Myanmar Military Coup

Myanmar produces more than 90% of the world’s rubies and jade, and these stones command the highest prices on the international market. Because it dominates Burma’s gemstone industry, the Myanmar military profits when high-end jewelry retailers – like Harry Winston (owned by Swatch) – buy Burmese gems for their collections. Today, let’s take three actions to … Read more

Tell Congress to step up to end genocide

congress can end genocide

Before it takes recess later this month, Congress can and must take action to end genocide and other mass atrocities. Will you tell your Members of Congress to step up? Where’s the new Burma sanctions bill? The people of Myanmar need your help. It has been more than five months since the 2/1/21 military coup. Since … Read more

You did it! Chevron and Total cut some payments to the Myanmar Military

Stop Chevron from funding genocide

This is a good first step for Chevron and Total but we need to keep the pressure on them to do more. This week, Chevron and Total held their annual shareholder meetings in the midst of a barrage of pressure over their payments to the Myanmar military. Many of you joined protests outside Chevron’s offices … Read more

Hey, Zara: Stop Profiting From Uyghur Forced Labour!

zara needs to stop profiting from forced labor

Help Free Uyghurs From Forced Labour in China People belonging to ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in northwestern China, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui, are currently the target of the largest organized detention of an ethno-religious minority the world has seen since World War II. Since 2017, over one million have been detained. Detainees are made to … Read more

President Biden: Stop oil companies from bankrolling the Myanmar military

Urge President Biden to stop oil companies from bankrolling the Myanmar military On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’etat, imprisoning civilian leaders as well as pro-democracy and human rights advocates. In response to this coup, young people in Myanmar have taken to the streets in a new #CivilDisobedienceMovement (CDM) … Read more

Adidas, Zara, and Lidl: Support the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Myanmar

Please sign our petition to show your support. Since the February 1st military coup in Myanmar, the Burmese people are engaged in a life or death struggle. Citizens from all ethnicities and walks of life have joined together in the new Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). They are saying “NO!” to a return to military rule. … Read more

Tell your U.S. Senators: support the Myanmar civil disobedience movement

Tell your U.S. Senators to support the Myanmar civil disobedience movement by sponsoring Senate Resolution 105. On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’etat, imprisoning Aung San Suu Kyi, senior figures from her ruling party, and prominent pro-democracy and human rights advocates. In response to this coup, young people in … Read more

Ask Beyonce to support our sisters and brothers in Myanmar’s garment industry

Please sign and share this petition. On February 1st, 2021, the Myanmar military executed a coup, illegally and violently overthrowing the elected civilian government and shattering the dreams of many across the country. In response, citizens from all ethnicities and walks of life have joined together in the new Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). At the … Read more

Rights groups renew call for Kirin to cut ties with military

This appeared in Myanmar Now. A coalition of rights groups renewed a call for Japanese beer giant Kirin to sever business ties with the military-owned conglomerate Myanma Economic Holdings (MEHL) Thursday morning.  Kirin is the majority owner in joint ventures with MEHL of the Myanmar Brewery and the Mandalay Brewery, together producing about 80% of … Read more

Junta Suspends More Social Media Sites as Civil Disobedience Movement Spreads Across Myanmar

This appeared on the Radio Free Asia website. Protests against the putsch expanded in the country, while the global response grew more critical. Updated at 10:00 EST on 02-05-2021 Myanmar’s ruling junta ordered the suspension of Twitter and Instagram on Friday after a day of spiraling nationwide protests against the military coup that has spooked … Read more