The world responds to the Rusesabagina verdict and sentence

the verdict is in

While the verdict and sentence surprised no one, they still shocked the world. If a permanent U.S. resident and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient is not safe from Paul Kagame, who is? Statements:  The U.S. State Department: Paul Rusesabagina Case Outcome Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Belgium considers that Mr. Rusesabagina did not receive a … Read more

Breaking: Paul Rusesabagina sentenced and a Uyghur update

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

We knew it would happen and now it has. On Monday, a Rwandan court found Paul Rusesabagina guilty and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. Rusesabagina is not a terrorist, he is a political prisoner. The American Bar Association and the Clooney Foundation has detailed the unfairness of Paul’s trial and called into question … Read more

From the NYC Fashion Week Uyghur protest

The fashion industry remains complicit in China Yesterday, September 9, 2021, people from all over came out to the End Uyghur Forced Labor: Fashion Week Call to Action. Despite the rain, people took the opportunity to come out and call out the fashion industry for being complicit in China’s crimes against the Uygurs. We were … Read more

Summer may be ending but we still have work to do to end genocide

As the summer comes to a close, here are the actions we are taking to help end genocide and other crimes against humanity. Speak out for Paul Rusesabagina The Rwandan government has postponed from the summer until September 20, 2021, the announcement of the verdict in the sham trial of Paul Rusesabagina.  If Paul is … Read more

We need your help

Six short months ago, we witnessed the Myanmar military depose the civilian government in a coup d’etat. Using the same tactics that it used against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, the Burmese army has brutally cracked down on the new, young, and multi-ethnic Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). In response, we immediately swung into action. Just hours after … Read more

Breaking: Paul Rusesabagina trial verdict this Friday; we need your help

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

Almost a year ago, Hotel Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina was kidnapped, taken to Rwanda, arrested, tortured, and put on trial. From the outset, this “trial” has been widely regarded as a farce by many human rights observers. Even though President Paul Kagame has already sealed Rusesabagina’s fate by calling him guilty before the judicial proceedings … 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

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

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