Help us help the Chin

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The Myanmar military is deploying tens of thousands of troops and heavy weapons to Chin State northern Myanmar. These tactics are ominously reminiscent of those the army employed in its genocidal attacks against the Rohingya in 2016 and 2017. The Chin people cannot wait. In response, U.S. State Department Counselor Derek Chollet urged Singapore to help … Read more

We can make Chevron stop funding the Tatmadaw

Chevron must stop funding the junta

Tell Chevron to stop funding the Myanmar military! As we work hard to press our governments to impose sanctions on the Myanmar military, let’s also impose our own “citizen sanctions” on the Burmese army. Together, we are ramping up our campaigns to stop the flow of corporate blood money to the Myanmar military. In the past few … Read more

The #BurmaBill is official!

#BurmaBill

The Burma Act of 2021 is here!  Rep. Gregory Meeks formally – and finally! – introduced the Burma Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives. Even if you’ve sent a message before, click here today to urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Burma Act of 2021. The introduction of this bill is … Read more

We need your help, will you join us?

Six short months ago, we witnessed the Myanmar military depose the civilian government in a coup d’etat. Using the same tactics that it used against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, the Burmese army has brutally cracked down on the new, young, and multi-ethnic Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). In response, we immediately swung into action. Just hours after … Read more

Cut off the Myanmar military’s gem money

Myanmar produces more than 90% of the world’s rubies and jade, and these stones command the highest prices on the international market. Because it dominates Burma’s gemstone industry, the Myanmar military profits when high-end jewelry retailers – like Harry Winston (owned by Swatch) – buy Burmese gems for their collections. Today, let’s take three actions to … Read more

Army chief declares himself prime minister

Not content with letting Covid ravage Myanmar, Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing marked the six-month point of his military coup by declaring himself prime minister of a supposed “caretaker government.” The civilian National Unity Government quickly labeled the rebranded regime an “unlawful association.” The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners has estimated that the military junta has … Read more

Let’s build our movement for Myanmar

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Just hours after the military coup in Myanmar, we stepped up and organized petitions to President Biden. Next week, we are helping to organize lobby days in Washington, DC, for the introduction of the new Burma Bills. We never let up in supporting Myanmar’s Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in its struggle against the military junta. … Read more

The Military is Letting Covid Ravage Myanmar

The third – and thus far most serious – wave of Covid is hitting Myanmar hard. Hospitals have reached maximum capacity. At military hospitals, staff are turning away civilians under orders to limit treatment to military personnel and their relatives. As Progressive Voice reports: “Ultimately, the root cause of all these human rights and humanitarian catastrophes is … Read more

We can cut off funding to the #Myanmarmilitary

In a major new report “Jade and Conflict,” Global Witness highlights how the Myanmar military continues to hold tight control of the jade trade and its profits. Since the February military coup, the army has intensified its conflict in jade-mining areas. Myanmar produces more than 90% of the world’s rubies and jade, and these stones command … Read more

You did it! Your pressure on Chevron and Total made a difference! Let’s keep it up!

tell chevron to stop bankrolling the myanmar military

This week, Chevron and Total held their annual shareholder meetings in the midst of a barrage of pressure over their payments to the Myanmar military. Many of you joined protests outside Chevron’s offices across the United States. Khin Ohmar of Progressive Voice even moved a shareholder resolution at Chevron’s meeting focusing on Chevron’s support for the … Read more