Memorial for the Fallen

for activists murdered by the Myanmar military

Join us on the evening of September 22nd at 8.30pm US EST and the morning of September 23rd at 7am Yangon (Burma), to memorialize activists and political figures targeted by the Myanmar junta. Two months after their brutal killing, we will gather on Zoom to celebrate the lives of prominent democracy leader Ko Jimmy and … Read more

Today is the anniversary of the 8/8/88 Burmese uprising

from the 8/9/88 uprising

August 8th marks the beginning of the 1988 popular uprising against military rule.   One of the four pro-democracy activists recently executed by the military, Kyaw Min Yu (Ko Jimmy), was only 19 when he played a role in organizing protests and was imprisoned for the first time. Let’s mark this anniversary of 8/8/88 by … Read more

It’s been 18 months since the #militarycoup in Burma

#militarycoup

A year and a half after the #militarycoup and things just get more brutal in Myanmar On February 1, 2021, the military seized control of Myanmar and threw out the democratically elected government. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), 2,145 peaceful protesters have been killed by the junta. Another 14,962 have been … Read more

What will it take for Biden to sanction MOGE?

This week, we are mourning the four democracy activists – Kyaw Min Yu (Ko Jimmy), Phyo Zeyaw Thaw, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw – killed by the Myanmar military. In the wake of these murders, the U.S. Administration is signaling that “all options are on the table” to hold the military accountable. Let’s … 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

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

Another year, another Genocide Awareness Month

genocide happens every day

When are we going to end genocide? April is Genocide Awareness Month. April was selected because of the number of genocides that started in April. The Rwandan, Armenian, and Iraqi Kurd genocides all started during this month. Genocide Awareness Month is crucial for educating the world about past and current genocides. As time passes, memories of … Read more

Finally! The U.S. recognizes the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar

rohingya refugees

The breaking news today is that the United States will finally recognize the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar. The Biden administration has formally determined that the Myanmar military has committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce this determination today at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. … Read more

The EU did the right thing on MOGE, when will the U.S.?

Sanction MOGE, NOW!

The breaking news this week is that on Monday the European Union announced a new round of sanctions on the Myanmar military. Most notable is that Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has been sanctioned for the first time. During the previous military dictatorship, no foreign government ever took action to end the flow of money … Read more