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

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

Genocide is always closer than we think

This appeared in the Gainesville Sun. This week, the Gainesville City Commission is set to bring up a resolution affirming its opposition to genocide. There are a few reasons this is important.  First of all, it provides the city a chance to promote the values of the people who live here. It also provides an … 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

EU Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military

This week came good news. The European Union will join the US and the UK and impose sanctions on the Myanmar military’s two business conglomerates, MEC and MEHL, over the army’s coup d’etat and ongoing murderous crackdown. This victory is due to your hard work. When the Civil Disobedience Movement called on us for our support, you … Read more

You Can Help Free Paul Rusesabagina

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

On Wednesday, April 7th, the world commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. As Rwandan President Paul Kagame presided over ceremonies, “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina sat in jail. It is brutal irony that one of the few heroes of the Rwandan genocide is now being charged with denying it even happened. This week, … Read more

Stop Chevron bankrolling the Myanmar military: Coup – Day 9

It’s now Day 9 of the 2/1/21 Myanmar coup. When I woke this morning, I heard on NPR that the Myanmar military has started firing rubber bullets at protesters. We are a trigger-point away from Burmese soldiers brutally cracking down on the pro-democracy demonstrators. In 1988, and again in 2007, the Myanmar army fired on peaceful … Read more

Protests sweep Myanmar: Coup – Day 7

It’s now Day 7 of the 2/1/21 Myanmar coup. Today, people took to the streets throughout Myanmar in opposition to the military coup. In the biggest protests since the 2007 Saffron Revolution, Myanmar’s new and globally connected #2121Generation is facing down the Burmese police and soldiers. In cities around the world, people are holding protests outside Myanmar embassies … Read more

Myanmar Coup – Day 6: street protests and internet shutdown

It’s now Day 6 of the #2121MyanmarCoup. As I write this blog, I’m seeing on Twitter and Facebook video of brave Burmese citizens on the streets facing down Myanmar police and soldiers. In an attempt to quell the protests of this new #2121Generation, the Myanmar military is now shutting down the Internet and phone lines. The … Read more

Kirin Ends Partnership With Myanmar Military After the Army’s Genocide and Coup D’Etat

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: February 5th, 2021 In the wake of past genocide against the Rohingya, ongoing mass atrocities against other ethnic minorities, and recent army coup d’etat, the Myanmar military finally stepped too far for its business partner, Kirin Holdings of Japan. Kirin announced today that it would end its business partnerships with … Read more