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URGENT ACTION: Fear for Safety of Evicted Communities in Guatemala

In early September the members of two indigenous communities in the department of Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala, were forcefully evicted from their homes and land.  Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action Appeal on September 25, 2009 urging authorities to allow the evicted members of the communities access to the land from where they were evicted … Continue reading URGENT ACTION: Fear for Safety of Evicted Communities in Guatemala

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Democracy in Honduras Salon October 15, 2009

Democracy in Honduras as been a little shaky since earlier this summer when President Zalaya planned an “unconstitutional” referendum and the Congress forced him into exile in the first military coup since 1972.  Join DJPC to discuss the current situation in Honduras, its implications and what we can do to support the return of democracy … Continue reading Democracy in Honduras Salon October 15, 2009

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CAMINOS Hosts 2009 Gap Gathering

The CAMINOS project of the Denver Justice & Peace Committee will host the national gathering of the Guatemalan Accompaniment Project (GAP), a project of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). GAP provides international accompaniment to Guatemalan communities and human rights workers who live under daily threat as a consequence of their … Continue reading CAMINOS Hosts 2009 Gap Gathering

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CAMINOS members enjoy annual picnic

On Saturday, August 15 CAMINOS members got together at Prospect Park in Wheatridge for their annual summer picnic. About a dozen people and three cute dogs enjoyed food, friendship and a sunset walk along the river.  Picnickers shared summer experiences: Jerry Stookey went to St. Louis for a family reunion; Connie Curtis visited the the east coast; … Continue reading CAMINOS members enjoy annual picnic

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We Made This

  Welcome to the new Denver Justice and Peace Committee’s website.  What you are looking at is the result of months of planning and discussions by a number of people interested in improving DJPC’s cyber space image.  A search went out in November of 2008 to find folks who were willing to meet and begin working on the new … Continue reading We Made This

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August Salon Series

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: Tracing Our Roots and Creating Tools for Action PRESENTER Chandra Russo, Communications Coordinator with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) August 20, 2009 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Denver Justice and Peace Committee Courthouse Square Apartments Community Room 901 W. 14th Avenue, Denver RSVP: 303-623-1463 or djpc@denjustpeace.org Please park in any … Continue reading August Salon Series

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The Future Under Funes

The significance of Mauricio Funes’ election as president of El Salvador on March 15, 2009 cannot be overstated. His victory is not just a break—it is the break—with a history of exclusive rule by conquerors and oligarchs. As a result, the stakes are high for Funes and his party, the FMLN. Funes ran on a … Continue reading The Future Under Funes

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Communication from EPAF on Developments in Bagua, Peru

COMMUNICATION TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION   The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team regrets the unnecessary violence and loss of life in Bagua over the weekend and expresses its concern that the tenuous calm in the region does not once again devolve into confrontation and bloodshed. Out of an interest in maintaining the peace and … Continue reading Communication from EPAF on Developments in Bagua, Peru

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Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Threatened in Guatemala

Amnesty International sent out the following urgent action today about death threats against the staff of the Asociacion para el Estudio y Promocion de la Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM) and the Unidad de Proteccion de Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA). DJPC encourages you to send a letter to Guatemalan authorities requesting the protection of those … Continue reading Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Threatened in Guatemala

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Mexico before the Inter-American Court for the Femicides of Cd. Juárez

   Since 1994 the brutal murders of hundreds of women and girls in Ciudad Juárez and the city of Chihuahua in northern Mexico have been met with impunity.  Despite loud and persistent outcry from family members and human rights advocates across Mexico and around the world, authorities have consistently failed to adequately investigate, prosecute and … Continue reading Mexico before the Inter-American Court for the Femicides of Cd. Juárez

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