Today is the anniversary of the 8/8/88 Burmese uprising

from the 8/9/88 uprising

August 8th marks the beginning of the 1988 popular uprising against military rule.   One of the four pro-democracy activists recently executed by the military, Kyaw Min Yu (Ko Jimmy), was only 19 when he played a role in organizing protests and was imprisoned for the first time. Let’s mark this anniversary of 8/8/88 by … Read more

It’s been 18 months since the #militarycoup in Burma

#militarycoup

A year and a half after the #militarycoup and things just get more brutal in Myanmar On February 1, 2021, the military seized control of Myanmar and threw out the democratically elected government. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), 2,145 peaceful protesters have been killed by the junta. Another 14,962 have been … Read more

What will it take for Biden to sanction MOGE?

This week, we are mourning the four democracy activists – Kyaw Min Yu (Ko Jimmy), Phyo Zeyaw Thaw, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw – killed by the Myanmar military. In the wake of these murders, the U.S. Administration is signaling that “all options are on the table” to hold the military accountable. Let’s … Read more

Congress to investigate Kagame’s spy actions against Americans with Pegasus

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Carine Kanimba, Paul Rusesabagina’s daughter, will testify this week Last year, the world was shocked to learn that Rwandan President Paul Kagame was using Israeli spy software, Pegasus to spy on his perceived enemies. They include Americans. One American citizen he targeted is Carine Kanimba. She found out the security on her phone had been … Read more

Rusesabagina Family and #FreeRusesabagina team to view DC Mural on Tuesday

This release came from our friends at #FreeRusesabagina. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2022 Contact: Kitty Kurth Phone: 312-617-7288 Email: kitty@kurthlampe.com Rusesabagina Family and #FreeRusesabagina team to view DC Mural on Tuesday WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Mural Viewing & Press Conference Media availability starting at 11:00 am EDT WHERE: 3125 M Street, NW; Washington, … Read more

Today is Paul Rusesabagina’s birthday

This is the second one he is spending unlawfully detained in a Rwanda prison Today is the 657th day Paul is spending illegally detained in a Rwandan prison. That’s also 657 days he has been denied access to his heart medication and medical care. It’s 657 days he has been kept in isolation. It’s 657 … Read more

Will you call Congress for Paul?

#FreeRusesabagina

We need you to get Congress to do more to bring Paul home We can’t do this without you. Will you call your member of the House of Representatives? We need all hands on deck for “Calling on the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds.” This House Resolution … Read more

Can you join us tomorrow? #FreeRusesabagina

#FreeRusesabagina

We’re updating everyone on Paul’s situation. We’re hosting a webinar on Thursday to update you on the case of Paul Rusesabagina. #FreeRusesabagina. Can you join us? Thursday, May 12, 1:00 pm EDT Tom Zoellner, who wrote An Ordinary Man with Paul and some of his family will speak about what is happening. You can register here. If you … Read more

Today is Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

On Yom HaShoah we remember the victims and celebrate the people who fought back Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) set the date for Yom HaShoah. The full name is “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah“or the “Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” This year it starts at sundown on April 27 and goes through sundown on … Read more

Actions for Paul Rusesabagina

We need to bring Paul Rusesabagina home

Things are looking dire for Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina. The Rusesabagina family fears he recently suffered a small stroke and needs to be evacuated immediately. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights held a panel discussion supporting Rusesabagina. 1. Write your member of Congress for H. Res 892: Named, “Calling on the Government of the Republic … Read more