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

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

Tell Beyonce to Support Garment Workers in Myanmar

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Ask Beyonce to speak out in support of our sisters and brothers in Myanmar’s garment industry. On February 1st, 2021, the Myanmar military executed a coup, illegally and violently overthrowing the elected civilian government and shattering the dreams of many across the country. In response, citizens from all ethnicities and walks of life have joined … Read more

Boycott Chevron Until They Stop Bankrolling the Myanmar Military

Boycott Chevron until it stops supporting the Myanmar military. As Myanmar’s generals look for revenues to prop up their new dictatorship following the February 1 coup, there’s one source of money they can count on: natural gas projects backed by foreign investors including France’s Total and Chevron of the US, South Korea’s Posco and Malaysia’s … Read more

Call on the United Nations to stop the killings in Myanmar

On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’etat, imprisoning Aung San Suu Kyi, other civilian government officials, and prominent pro-democracy and human rights advocates. In response to this coup, the people of Myanmar have taken to the streets in a new Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) demanding an end to military … Read more