We have more work to do for the Burma Act

sponsor of the Burma Act

Now the Senate must pass the Burma Act Thanks to your hard work, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the BURMA Act by unanimous consent. You can watch U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Gregory Meeks speak powerfully in support of the BURMA Act at this link: speech by Rep. Meeks. In addition, click this link to … Read more

Breaking news! The House to vote on the BURMA Act!

Burma Act

The House of Representatives will likely hold a floor vote on the Burma Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497) early next week. The likelihood is that the House will vote on the bill as early as Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Next week is your last chance to urge your House Member to vote in favor … Read more

April 1, 1933 — The German boycott of Jewish businesses

boycott

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

Urgent alert! Rusesabagina’s health has hit a crisis point

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

After being illegally imprisoned, Paul Rusesabagina’s health has reached a crisis point. He is suffering from partial facial paralysis which is impairing his speech. This is following his complaints of ongoing weakness and severe pain in his arm and jaw. Since he was detained, Paul has been denied his medication. He needs treatment now and … Read more

Finally! The U.S. recognizes the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar

rohingya refugees

The breaking news today is that the United States will finally recognize the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar. The Biden administration has formally determined that the Myanmar military has committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce this determination today at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. … Read more

Your efforts change the world

Congress needs to cut off money to the junta

With Ukraine, we are currently witnessing the power of sanctions by the international community. Imagine the impact on the Myanmar military junta if, just one week after its coup, the international community had moved to block its exports of gas, freeze all of its assets, and cut off even just military-owned banks from SWIFT. We … Read more

The EU did the right thing on MOGE, when will the U.S.?

Sanction MOGE, NOW!

The breaking news this week is that on Monday the European Union announced a new round of sanctions on the Myanmar military. Most notable is that Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has been sanctioned for the first time. During the previous military dictatorship, no foreign government ever took action to end the flow of money … Read more

The bombings must be stopped

The bombs fall at night, without warning. The Myanmar military bombs homes, schools, churches, and hospitals. In the past year, dozens of people have been killed by airstrikes. The majority of the 400,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes since the military coup last year have fled because of airstrikes or the … Read more