Tell Facebook to delete the Myanmar military

ears after its part in hosting hate speech against the Rohingya, Facebook is still being used by the Myanmar military to “foment division and incite offline violence” against the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in the country. According to AP, in one video posted last month that garnered over 56,000 views, a military supporter called for violence … Read more

Burma is burning

burna is burning

The Myanmar military is building up troops and equipment in Chin State and neighboring areas in North-Western Burma. This past week, the Myanmar military has burned down homes and churches in the Chin town of Thantlang. We are concerned that the military is on the verge of a large-scale offensive against civilians, using tactics ominously reminiscent … Read more

Help us help the Chin

chin

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

Meet Terence Htoo

Terence Htoo

Terrence Htoo has teamed up with the Campaign for a New Myanmar Terence Htoo Terence is a Karen ethnic from Myanmar who immigrated to the United States when he was a teenager. He obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from American University in 2018 and 2019, respectively. During the day, he works as … Read more

Meet Mike Haack

mike haack

This is from Insight Myanmar. You can also hear the podcast by going to that link. Haack was interviewed in July 2021. Michael Haack’s lifelong advocacy for Myanmar had a fortuitous start. An American University student in 2001, Haack was shaped by the preceding anti-globalization protests in Seattle and Quebec City. With a growing interest … 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

You are making a difference

Last weekend, thousands of people gathered across the world in support of Myanmar’s new National Unity Government. In Washington, DC, thousands rallied outside the White House and then marched to Congress to demand that it introduce a new Burma bill. In the past week, we have together ramped up our email, phone calls, and Zoom meetings … 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