Today is Paul Rusesabagina’s birthday

This is the second one he is spending unlawfully detained in a Rwanda prison Today is the 657th day Paul is spending illegally detained in a Rwandan prison. That’s also 657 days he has been denied access to his heart medication and medical care. It’s 657 days he has been kept in isolation. It’s 657 … Read more

Will you call Congress for Paul?

#FreeRusesabagina

We need you to get Congress to do more to bring Paul home We can’t do this without you. Will you call your member of the House of Representatives? We need all hands on deck for “Calling on the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds.” This House Resolution … Read more

Ending genocide, one state (or city) at a time

help us end genocide

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. The Boston Tea Party seized on the spirit of these resolutions through … Read more

Can you join us tomorrow? #FreeRusesabagina

#FreeRusesabagina

We’re updating everyone on Paul’s situation. We’re hosting a webinar on Thursday to update you on the case of Paul Rusesabagina. #FreeRusesabagina. Can you join us? Thursday, May 12, 1:00 pm EDT Tom Zoellner, who wrote An Ordinary Man with Paul and some of his family will speak about what is happening. You can register here. If you … Read more

Tell Anta Sports to say NO to genocide

Anta Sports supports slave labor

You may even own Anta Sports products without knowing it People belonging to ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in northwestern China, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui, are currently the target of the largest organized detention of an ethnoreligious minority the world has seen since World War II. Since 2017, over one million have been … Read more

Actions for Paul Rusesabagina

We need to bring Paul Rusesabagina home

Things are looking dire for Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina. The Rusesabagina family fears he recently suffered a small stroke and needs to be evacuated immediately. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights held a panel discussion supporting Rusesabagina. 1. Write your member of Congress for H. Res 892: Named, “Calling on the Government of the Republic … Read more

We have more work to do for the Burma Act

sponsor of the Burma Act

Now the Senate must pass the Burma Act Thanks to your hard work, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the BURMA Act by unanimous consent. You can watch U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Gregory Meeks speak powerfully in support of the BURMA Act at this link: speech by Rep. Meeks. In addition, click this link to … Read more

Breaking news! The House to vote on the BURMA Act!

Burma Act

The House of Representatives will likely hold a floor vote on the Burma Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497) early next week. The likelihood is that the House will vote on the bill as early as Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Next week is your last chance to urge your House Member to vote in favor … Read more

April 1, 1933 — The German boycott of Jewish businesses

boycott

Yesterday marked the start of Genocide Awareness Month. April was selected because of all the genocides that started during that month and because of the number of other significant events that took place. The boycott that started the Holocaust About three months after Adolph Hitler took control of Germany, his government staged a boycott of … Read more

Your efforts change the world

Congress needs to cut off money to the junta

With Ukraine, we are currently witnessing the power of sanctions by the international community. Imagine the impact on the Myanmar military junta if, just one week after its coup, the international community had moved to block its exports of gas, freeze all of its assets, and cut off even just military-owned banks from SWIFT. We … Read more