Happy Tick Tock Day

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Today is the official day to finish off tasks for 2021! December 29 is National Tick Tock Day. Tick Tock Day, observed annually on December 29th, reminds us to complete any unfinished business that might need addressing before the end of the year. As the end of the year approaches, many items call for our … Read more

Why I continue to fight to end genocide

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We can end genocide, we just have to want to On December 9, 2021 (World Genocide Day), I led a delegation to present luxury jeweler Harry Winston with our petition asking them to stop sourcing #GenocideGems from Myanmar. About ten minutes later, they announced they would do just that.  This is why I got into … Read more

Paul Kagame must be stopped

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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!

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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

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