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

April 24, 1915, the Armenian genocide began

memorial to the Armenian genocide

What happened to the Armenian people inspired Raphael Lemkin to fight to make genocide a crime It started with deportations. On April 24, 2915, intellectuals and other leaders were rounded up and deported. Over the next two years, between 600,000 and 1.5 million people were killed. Sometimes called the first genocide of the twentieth century, the Armenian … Read more

On April 17, 1975 the Cambodian genocide began

The Cambodian genocide

The Cambodian genocide lasted nearly four years and between 1.5 and 2 million people were killed On April 17, 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge took over the Cambodian government and set about creating a communist state. Over the course of the next three years, eight months, and 20 days, millions of people were … 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