Tell Congress to step up to end genocide

congress can end genocide

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? Where’s the new Burma sanctions bill? The people of Myanmar need your help. It has been more than five months since the 2/1/21 military coup. Since … 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

Adidas, Zara, and Lidl: Support the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Myanmar

Please sign our petition to show your support. Since the February 1st military coup in Myanmar, the Burmese people are engaged in a life or death struggle. Citizens from all ethnicities and walks of life have joined together in the new Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). They are saying “NO!” to a return to military rule. … 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

Myanmar crackdown on protesters kills 25 as junta imposes 24-hour mobile internet shutdown

This appeared in India Today. Over 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence in Myanmar’s largest city. At least 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence by security forces following a bloody weekend that killed scores of protesters in Myanmar’s … Read more

Junta Suspends More Social Media Sites as Civil Disobedience Movement Spreads Across Myanmar

This appeared on the Radio Free Asia website. Protests against the putsch expanded in the country, while the global response grew more critical. Updated at 10:00 EST on 02-05-2021 Myanmar’s ruling junta ordered the suspension of Twitter and Instagram on Friday after a day of spiraling nationwide protests against the military coup that has spooked … Read more

Myanmar Crackdown on Protesters Kills 25 as Junta Imposes 24-Hour Mobile Internet Shutdown

This appeared on the Radio Free Asia website. UPDATED at 9:00 A.M. EDT on 2021-03-16 At least 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence by security forces following a bloody weekend that killed scores of protesters in Myanmar’s largest city, witnesses said. The junta that overthrew Aung … Read more

Apparel Brands Must Act to End Intimidation of Workers Engaged in the Civil Disobedience Movement in Myanmar

For Immediate Release: 11 March 2021 Apparel Brands Must Act to End Intimidation of Workers Engaged in the Civil Disobedience Movement in Myanmar Today, 40 human and labor rights organizations published an open letter calling on the apparel brands sourcing from Myanmar to act to end the intimidation of workers engaged in peaceful pro-democracy protests … Read more

Open Letter to Apparel Brands Sourcing From Myanmar: Ensure Protection of Worker Rights

We write to you as brands that have ramped up sourcing from Myanmar over the past ten years. That decade has seen huge steps forward for both international business and workers’ rights in Myanmar. In particular, we appreciate the efforts of brands to promote workers’ rights standards that include the promotion of workplace health and … Read more