Meet Mike Haack

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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

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

Can you join us in Washington to help Burma?

March for Burma

It’s time for us to demand that Congress introduce the new Burma Bill. Currently being drafted by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), the new Burma Bill would provide additional humanitarian assistance and support for the Myanmar people and further hold accountable the Myanmar military. Now, let’s make the final push to … 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

Congress needs to produce and pass the Burma Bill

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The Burma Bill needs your support While the Burma Bill sits in limbo, the people of Myanmar need your help. It has been more than five months since the military took control in a violent coup on February 1, 2021. Since then, people all over the country have taken to the streets in a new … 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

Views from the Chevron protests

Ahead of the Total and Chevron shareholders meetings, Total takes some action On May 25, 2021, people around the United States took part in protests against @Chevron for its financial support of the #MyanmarMilitary and for its bad policies all over. These images were taken at those protests. At the same time that these protests … Read more

Ahead of AGM, massive protest planned against Chevron for supporting Myanmar’s brutal military

Investment group Newground Social Investment will highlight Chevron’s role in Myanmar bloodshed during AGM resolution proposal New York City — Protesters in the US and Myanmar are demanding energy giant Chevron stop supporting the Myanmar military and suspend payments to the state-owned Myanmar oil and gas enterprise (MOGE). Gas revenues from companies like Chevron are the … Read more

Chevron: Stop Funding the #MyanmarMilitary

tell chevron to stop bankrolling the myanmar military

Starting this Friday, we are holding protests across the US to demand that Chevron stop bankrolling the Myanmar military. According to Myanmar Now, the Yadana pipeline project, owned by Chevron and Total, is still providing the junta with millions in revenue. Today, in a solidarity message, 378 Myanmar civil society organizations thanked “our brothers and sisters in the … Read more