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A Legacy of Oppression in Haiti

(The following was published in the Denver Post, online edition, January 24, 2010) By now, most are aware of the terrible toll the recent earthquake has had in Haiti. Not only has it caused tens of thousands of deaths, it has also destroyed hospitals, schools, and government buildings, obliterating the country’s few health care and … Continue reading A Legacy of Oppression in Haiti

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EMERGENCY IN HAITI!

On Tuesday, January 12th, at 4:53 PM, an earthquake struck the Caribbean country of Haiti with a magnitude of 7.0 at its epicenter, just 10 miles west of the capital city, Porte-au-Prince, which has over 2 million inhabitants.  Thousands are dead.  Thousands are seriously injured.  And thousands remain homeless in this country which was already … Continue reading EMERGENCY IN HAITI!

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RALLY FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

Join DJPC and thousands of others in a RALLY TO SUPPORT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM at Manuel High School 1700 East 28th Avenue Northeast Denver Wednesday, January 13th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM along with guests: US Senator Michael Bennet, State Senator Michael Johnston, State Representative Joe Miklosi, City Councilmember Doug Linkhart Co-sponsored by: Reform Immigration for … Continue reading RALLY FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

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DJPC’s Position on Immigration

In light of upcoming legislation for comprehensive Immigration Reform, here is DJPC’s official position on Immigration, written by our Advocacy & Nonviolent  Activism committee, and approved by DJPC’s Board of Directors: DJPC’s Position on Immigration: DJPC’s work for human rights, economic justice and lasting peace for Latin America affords a unique position from which to … Continue reading DJPC’s Position on Immigration

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DJPC members demonstrate to close the SOA

One of the longest running, largest non-violent movements in the US is the one to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, a U.S. Army school that trains Latin American soldiers. Five members of DJPC attended the annual demonstration and vigil at Ft. Benning, GA on November 20-22, the twentieth anniversary of the SOA-led assassination of 6 … Continue reading DJPC members demonstrate to close the SOA

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Quiet Genocide: Insights on Guatemala

A new book was recently published titled Quiet Genocide: Insights on Guatemala. Etelle Higonnet edited this  collection about the genocide in Guatemala from 1981 to 1983.  This new collection contains translated materials from the UN Historical Clarification Commission, and other insights into the atrocities that occurred during the 1980’s.  Follow this link to hear Etelle … Continue reading Quiet Genocide: Insights on Guatemala

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Build for Peace

DJPC’s annual Build for Peace will take place on two Saturdays this year:   October 17 and October 31. Build for Peace is a work-a-thon,  similar to walk-a-thons and marathons, to raise money for Denver Justice & Peace Committee’s work in solidarity with the people of Latin America.   Volunteers sign up to be “builders”  on … Continue reading Build for Peace

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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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