Tell U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to recognize the genocide against the Rohingya:
August 25, 2021 marked the four-year anniversary of the genocide against the Rohingya. The Myanmar military forced nearly 800,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. Now, the roughly 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar face the ongoing risk of genocide, while other ethnic minorities – such as the Kachin, Karen, and the Shan – face further mass atrocities by the Myanmar military. However, the United States has yet to make a determination and publicly declare that these crimes are genocide.
It is long past time that the American government calls it what it is: genocide. Please sign this petition to Secretary Blinken to urge him to issue a formal Rohingya genocide determination
Sign a petition for Paul Rusesabagina:
On Friday, Rwanda was set to announce its verdict in Paul’s sham trial. At the last minute, they announced the verdict announcement would be postponed until September 30. Meanwhile, they deported Paul’s Belgian lawyer, Vincent Lurquin. You can see the most recent press conference about the situation here. Paul Rusesabagina is a permanent resident of the United States. If U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken doesn’t act, no permanent U.S. resident is safe when abroad.
Come out to support the Uyghurs during NYC’s Fashion Week
- What: End Uyghur Forced Labor – Fashion Week Call to Action
- Where: In front of Spring Studios, 6 St John’s Ln, New York, NY 10013
- When: Thursday, September 9th, 10:30 am EDT
During New York’s Fashion Week, models, members of the Uyghur community, and human rights advocates will call on fashion brands, including Zara, Burberry, and Hugo Boss, to ensure that they are not supporting or benefiting from the pervasive and extensive forced labor of the Uyghur population and other Turkic and Muslim-majority peoples, perpetrated by the Chinese government. With over 20% of the world’s cotton output sourced from the Uyghur Region, the apparel and textiles industries are at significant risk of being implicated in Uyghur forced labor.
Organizers include No Business with Genocide, Campaign for Uyghurs, Freedom United, Model Alliance, SumOfUs, and Uyghur Human Rights Project.
Support the Campaign for a New Myanmar by coming to our comedy night.
- When: September 16th at 8:00 pm EDT
- Where: Zoom
- Get tickets here.
Since the coup on February 1, 2021, the Campaign for a New Myanmar has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of the situation, has organized events and Congressional meetings to garner support for a new Burma sanctions bill, and has worked to get companies such as Chevron and Harry Winston (Swatch) to stop funding the junta.
You can learn more about the comedians who will perform, they are some of the planet’s funniest people, here. Mike Haack from the Campaign for a New Myanmar will also speak about what they are doing n behalf of the Burmese people.