NEWS/ Media Releases
August 15th, 2022
Call on Human Rights Watch to take responsive action after gross mistake – joint statement:
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is already well understanding on Myanmar issues and reports about worsening human rights violated by the criminal junta. We hope to be never happened again that kind of negligent mistake. HRW should send the UNESCO education conference invitation letter addressing to the National Unity Government of Myanmar which has been accepted by the people of Myanmar and is formed with the result of the 2020 election as our legitimate government.
We appreciate your public apology however you should do more specific accountability action for this. We call on Human Rights Watch to show your accountability by submitting to the National Unity Government that can only delegate Myanmar to the UN Transforming Education Summit in New York.
August 12th, 2022
Open letter sent to 12 NGOs: Amnesty International, Avaaz, Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación, Defense for Children International, Global Campaign for Education, Human Rights Watch, KidsRights, Malala Fund, Plan International, Save the Children, World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), World Vision International.
August 5th, 2022
Blood Money Campaign, together with the General Strike Committee of Nationalities (GSCN) and the Sitt Nyein Pann Foundation, released an open letter calling on the G7 to start acting!
We urge the G7 governments and ministers to:
1) Formally recognize that the junta has no legitimacy and no control over large parts of Myanmar – it is a criminal gang and is not and will not be the government of Myanmar – do not engage with it diplomatically, expel its military attaches, do not invite its representatives to or attend international governmental meetings to which it is invited.
2) Formally recognize the National Unity Government (NUG) which has been accepted by the people of Myanmar as our legitimate government and support its efforts to hold the criminal junta to account in international courts.
3) Provide weapons and other support to democratic forces resisting the junta.
4) Cut off all revenue streams to the junta, including by enforcing existing sanctions and enacting sanctions on the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB), so that it cannot finance its war against the Myanmar people.
5) Ensure that the junta has no access to or role in the distribution of humanitarian aid. Aid must instead be delivered through civil society organizations, the National Unity Government and Ethnic Revolutionary Organizations.
6) Sanction aviation fuel and enact an arms embargo on the junta.
Inaction by the UN Security Council, or even the inability of G7 nations to act together, should not deter states from acting unilaterally. A failure to act is a form of complicity.
July 22nd, 2022
Blood Money Campaign condemns irresponsible exit of French company TotalEnergies from Yadana gas fields.
July 9th, 2022
Two Tamil youth from Moreh Township, Maipur state of India was reportedly killed by Myanmar
pro-fascist junta militia, Pyu Saw Htee, on 5, July, 2022. The killing took place near No (4) Basis
Education High School located in Saw Bwar Ward, Tamu Township, of Sagaing Region bordering India.
June 21st, 2022
Myanmar and International: Call on President Macron and the French Government to refuse to allow TotalEnergies to use exemptions to EU Sanctions, 459 organizations from 20 countries.
We urge President Macron and the French Government
1. To prevent millions of dollars of gas revenues reaching the Myanmar military criminal junta by refusing to authorize TotalEnergies’ use of exemptions to EU sanctions.
2. It is imperative that the French government continues to support the Myanmar people’s efforts to end the brutal military dictatorship and build a federal democracy and stop TotalEnergies from funding genocidaires.
President Macron must listen to his own lawmakers and officials and stop capitulating to a corporation that has demonstrated a willingness to disregard the Myanmar people and fund a military junta that is actively engaging in genocide and crimes against humanity.
June 18th, 2022
Fearless civilians of Ayadaw Township rallied for a mass protest against the fascist junta with a banner demanding that the French government and President Macron don’t allow exemptions to EU sanctions for TotalEnergies!
#NoExemptions #FreezePaymentsToJunta #Total_StopSponsoringJunta #BloodMoneyMyanmar
June 16 -20th, 2022
May 23rd, 2022
This open letter was sent to the shareholders of Chevron together with 200 000 signatures:
May 11th, 2022
Briefer comparing situation in Myanmar and Ukraine as well as the international reactions.
May 4th, 2022
The open letter below was submitted to the US Government to increase the pressure to implement strong sanctions on MOGE. It was signed by more than 220 000 individuals and 637 civil society organizations.
May 1st, 2022
Press release: Petronas and PTTEP announce withdrawal from Yadagun Project:
April 17th, 2022
New Year Call to Action – the struggle continues, also after more than 14 months of resistance against the military dictatorship.
March 23rd, 2022
BMC Announcement – Stop working with genocidal regime
March 17th, 2022
Explainer on the announced sanctions on MOGE by the EU – published by Global Myanmar Spring Revolution (GMSR) and Blood Money Campaign (BMC):
March 7th, 2022
Open Letter: The UN Human Rights Council must seek ways to establish a jurisdiction to prosecute grave crimes in Myanmar.
We, the undersigned 116 Myanmar civil society organizations (CSOs), urgently call for the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to explore all possible routes to seek accountability for Myanmar through the establishment of a jurisdiction for atrocity crimes mandated by the UN.
February 23rd, 2022
Press statement in reaction to the EU announcement to sanction Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE):
February 21st, 2022
The European Union decided to extend its list of sanctions adding four entities (incl. Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise – MOGE). One major goal of the Blood Money Campaign, to cut off the flow of money to the military junta.
The new listings target 22 persons and 4 entities, including government ministers, a member of the State Administrative Council and members of the Union Election Commission, as well as high-ranking members of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). As regards the sanctioned entities, these are either state-owned companies providing substantive resources to the Tatmadaw, or private companies closely connected to the Tatmadaw’s top leadership. These companies are Htoo Group, IGE (International Group of Enterpreneurs), Mining Enterprise 1 (ME 1) and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).source: consilium.europa.eu
Restrictive measures now apply to a total of 65 individuals and 10 entities, and include an asset freeze and a prohibition from making funds available to the listed individuals and entities. In addition, a travel ban applicable to the listed persons prevents these from entering or transiting through EU territory.
January 27th, 2022
The ‘Explainer’ below was prepared by comrades of Global Myanmar Spring Revolution and Blood Money Campaign taking a closer look at the announcement by TotalEnergies and Chevron to “withdraw” from Myanmar and its impact.
January 21st, 2022
In reaction of TotalEnergies and Chevron announcing their withdrawal from Myanmar, the below statement was released:
January 20th, 2022
Twenty-one Rohingya organizations worldwide call on President Biden and President Macron to impose sanctions on MOGE to increase pressure on Myanmar Military.
January 10th, 2022
Overview of crimes committed by the State Administration Council (SAC) of the military junta.
Credit: Media Monitor Collective
December 31st, 2021
New Year letters were sent to the CEO of TotalEnergies, the CEO of Chevron as well as the president of the USA and the president of France.
December 27th, 2021
Extensive media report by the Turkish public broadcasting channel TRTWorld on massacre by military junta in Myanmar’s eastern Kayah state on December 24th.
December 19th, 2021
Survey done among the public in Myanmar on whether oil and gas companies should suspend payments to accounts now controlled n the military, even if it means that electricity is cut off.
December 1st, 2021
As part of a press conference held in Paris the following statements are published.
Open Letter handed over to TotalEnergies – incl. list of supporting organisations (excl. those in Myanmar)
October 31st, 2021
Media statement: ‘Adani Ports’ withdrawal a win!
Media statement: Urgent Actions to Stop Atrocity Crimes in Chin State, Shan State, and Kayah State (download .pdf)
Joint Statement by Student Unions
This statement was announced by 236 student unions including university SUs, basic education SUs, township SUs and an SU from diaspora.
October 30th, 2021
Letter to the president of the USA – Joseph R. Biden:
Immediate actions to stop atrocity crimes in Chin State, Burma (download pdf)