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

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

With Its Acquisition, New Belgium Joins the Growing Boycott of Kirin Brands

Press Release: December 18, 2019 With Its Acquisition, New Belgium Joins the Growing Boycott of Kirin Brands International Campaign for the Rohingya deplores the decision yesterday by New Belgium shareholders to approve the company’s acquisition by Japanese mega-brewer Kirin. “With this decision, New Belgium and its flagship beer, Fat Tire, will join the growing boycott … Read more

End Genocide, Starting With Your Hometown

By Simon Billenness, Executive Director, International Campaign for the Rohingya We have an honorable American tradition of our cities and states upholding human rights. Now is the time for us to demand that our taxpayer dollars don’t contribute to genocide. During the American Revolution, town meetings adopted resolutions calling for a boycott of British-made goods. … Read more