Facebook: Ban the Myanmar military

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It’s long past time for Facebook to take down the pages of Myanmar military companies. These military-owned companies help fund the army and the atrocities it commits. And the social media giant continues to allow the Burmese military to use its accounts to spread hate speech, recruit soldiers, and build its lucrative business empire. Please click here to … Read more

Actions for the #BurmaBill, against MOGE, Harry Winston and more

MOGE must be stopped

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” You are proving that right every day. The #BurmaBill is a reality. Now we need to keep up the pressure and get companies like Chevron (MOGE) and Harry Winston … Read more

Paul Kagame must be stopped

Paul Kagame is scary

For anyone paying attention to what is happening in Rwanda, President Paul Kamage’s actions come as no surprise. We have been highlighting the case of Paul Rusesabagina, the Hotel Rwanda hero who was kidnapped, arrested, tortured, and recently sentenced to 25 years in prison. His official charges include terrorism but his real crime is speaking … Read more

Learn how to lobby!

help us end genocide

Mike Haack from our affiliate, Campaign for a New Myanmar hosts training sessions every week on how to lobby Congress. The focus for these sessions has been the #BurmaBill that was introduced last week but the lessons he teaches can be applied to any topic and level of government. You can email him if you … Read more

The EU speaks out for Rusesabagina and the U.S. State Department receives our petitions

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The European Union finally speaks up for Paul Last week a few important things happened in Paul Rusesabagina’s case. The first is the European Union (EU) passed a non-binding resolution condemning his arrest, trial, verdict, and sentence: In a nonbinding resolution adopted by a 660-2, with 18 abstentions, the European Parliament said it “strongly condemns” the conviction, … Read more

We can stop Chevron from funding the Tatmadaw

Stop Chevron from funding genocide

We can make Chevron stop funding the Myanmar military. As we work hard to press our governments to impose sanctions on the Myanmar military, let’s also impose our own “citizen sanctions” on the Burmese army. Together, we are ramping up our campaigns to stop the flow of corporate blood money to the Myanmar military. In … Read more

The world responds to the Rusesabagina verdict and sentence

the verdict is in

While the verdict and sentence surprised no one, they still shocked the world. If a permanent U.S. resident and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient is not safe from Paul Kagame, who is? Statements:  The U.S. State Department: Paul Rusesabagina Case Outcome Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Belgium considers that Mr. Rusesabagina did not receive a … Read more

Breaking: Paul Rusesabagina sentenced and a Uyghur update

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

We knew it would happen and now it has. On Monday, a Rwandan court found Paul Rusesabagina guilty and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. Rusesabagina is not a terrorist, he is a political prisoner. The American Bar Association and the Clooney Foundation has detailed the unfairness of Paul’s trial and called into question … Read more

From the NYC Fashion Week Uyghur protest

The fashion industry remains complicit in China Yesterday, September 9, 2021, people from all over came out to the End Uyghur Forced Labor: Fashion Week Call to Action. Despite the rain, people took the opportunity to come out and call out the fashion industry for being complicit in China’s crimes against the Uygurs. We were … Read more

Summer may be ending but we still have work to do to end genocide

As the summer comes to a close, here are the actions we are taking to help end genocide and other crimes against humanity. Speak out for Paul Rusesabagina The Rwandan government has postponed from the summer until September 20, 2021, the announcement of the verdict in the sham trial of Paul Rusesabagina.  If Paul is … Read more