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

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

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

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

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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

#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

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