Let’s Send the Myanmar Military Packing in 2024

Let's send the Myanmar military packing in 2024

Next year, we have the opportunity to end military rule in Burma in 2024. Across the country, the Burmese army has suffered significant defeats. In liberated areas, the Burmese people are establishing from the grassroots up their new civilian administration. Please make a gift to support the people of Myanmar in their struggle against the … Read more

What’s Doin’ in DC for Human Rights

Genocide is not ok

A lot has been happening on Capitol Hill! This is a rundown of the bills that are before Congress and how you can help get them passed. We are making great progress but we need to keep up the pressure!  The Uyghur Policy Act: The Uyghur Policy Act was introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives … Read more

Today is Valentine’s Day. Is love in the air in Myanmar?

Stop Bulgari from selling #GenocideGems

Not as long as Bulgari is selling #GenocideGems A little more than a year ago, the Myanmar military took over the country and threw its democratically elected leaders in jail. Since February 1, 2021, 19,018 people have been arrested. At least 2,988 people have been murdered. Another 15,177 remain locked up. #GenocideGems help them fund … Read more

Two years later, the people of Myanmar still want democracy

Yesterday, all across Myanmar, people took part in a “silent strike” to protest the second anniversary of the military coup. According to Myanmar Now, streets in the city of Yangon were deserted on Wednesday. Though the day was not a public holiday, little activity was seen in the commercial capital. There are reports of people … 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

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

Genocide is not ok

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

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

The bombings must be stopped

The bombs fall at night, without warning. The Myanmar military bombs homes, schools, churches, and hospitals. In the past year, dozens of people have been killed by airstrikes. The majority of the 400,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes since the military coup last year have fled because of airstrikes or the … Read more

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