Chevron: Stop Funding Burmese Dictatorship

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When:
April 15, 2021 all-day
2021-04-15T00:00:00-07:00
2021-04-16T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
San Francisco Chevron Headquarters
555-575 Market St.
San Francisco
CA

Chevron is not only polluting the environment and politics in Richmond, South America,  and beyond, but is also propping up the murderous military dictatorship in Burma (Myanmar). Join a national day of action telling Chevron to suspend all payments to the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise until democracy is restored.

The Myanmar labor movement has led the millions-strong street demonstrations from the beginning, as well as a general strike since March 8. The Myanmar military has responded with brutal, repression. They have used war-grade weaponry on the people’s protests for weeks, killing nearly 600 peaceful protestors. They have arrested thousands, squarely targeting union leaders.
The General Federation of Workers of Myanmar (FGWM) is calling for comprehensive economic sanctions on Myanmar to pressure the military, specifically highlighting Myanmar oil and gas, the largest source of revenue for the Myanmar military. Chevron is the largest US corporate presence in Myanmar, paying over $560 million to the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise between 2015 and 2019.
Besides calling on Chevron to suspend payments to the Burmese oil industry, the FGWM is calling on the US government to place sanctions on the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise.
The FGWM and the Coalition Against Chevron in Myanmar is calling for a national day of action to demand that no US dollars go to the military dictatorship.

WHEN

Thursday, April 15, time TBD
Updates, info, and RSVP here

IF YOU’RE WONDERING: BURMA OR MYANMAR?

“The new name (Myanmar) [has]  been accepted by most countries, the United Nations, and other major international organizations. A few governments, activist groups, and news media outlets, however, still cling to the old name [Burma], primarily as a protest against the former military regime’s refusal to put the question of a name change to the people of Myanmar.

“Questioned about the official name of the country soon after her party took office in 2016, Aung San Suu Kyi stated her continuing preference for the colonial-era term Burma, but said that both names were acceptable.”

— The United States Institute of Peace,  “a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress”

Another discussion: https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2016/12/20/should-you-say-myanmar-or-burma

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