#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

Stakeholders press energy companies doing business with Myanmar to address Rohingya crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Stakeholders press energy companies doing business with Myanmar to address Rohingya crisis Investors with more than $53 billion in assets sign letters calling for an end to ‘business as usual’ in light of military crackdown   Falls Church, Va., 10/23/17 — A group of investors and stakeholders has called on energy companies … Read more

Rwanda is spying on Americans

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

It sounds too crazy to be true. Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been using Pegasus surveillance software (created and sold by the Israeli spyware firm the NSO Group) to spy on human rights activists, journalists, lawyers, amongst other people.  One such person under Rwandan surveillance is American citizen, Carine Kanimba, daughter of Hotel Rwanda humanitarian … Read more

Good news for the Uyghurs but the fight isn’t over

Uyghurs

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 with two actions? Action #1: End Uyghur Forced Labor Yesterday, thanks in part to your emails and phone calls, the Senate passed unanimously the Uyghur Forced … Read more

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

Gainesville, Florida says “No!” to genocide

Recently, the Gainesville city commission voted for a resolution condemning genocide and other crimes against humanity. This is an important step forward for the fight against these heinous crimes and offers hope that similar actions can be taken around the country. The Gainesville Anti-Genocide Resolution NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF … 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

Mizuno will stop using cotton from Xinjiang

mizuno

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

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

Uyghurs

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