Mining

Awards Night: November 4th at 6:00pm

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Join us on November 4th to honor the outstanding achievement of The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining, a campesino-led movement in El Salvador. In March 2017, the Roundtable won an historic legislative victory by securing a prohibition against all metals mining in perpetuity. For a land-poor country with vulnerable water sources and a significant rural… »

SAVE THE DATE: DJPC ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT NOVEMBER 4TH 2017

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Please Join DJPC in Honoring: National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining – El Salvador DJPC’s Global Justice and Peace Award is offered to individuals and/or organizations for their contributions to social justice around the world. This year, the Award will be given to the National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining (Mesa Nacional Frente a la Minería Metálica)… »

Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

On Saturday, July 22, Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining, citizens around the world took action to raise awareness of the devastating social and environmental impacts posed by open pit mining. In Denver, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) together with 350 Colorado, Climate Courage Education and Organization and Food and Water Watch… »

Press Release: Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lynn Holland DJPC Minewatch 303 744-9134 lynn.holland@du.edu www.denjustpeace.org Denver, Colorado, July 2017 Throughout the world, open-pit and other high tech mining technologies are producing chemical waste that contaminates water supplies, degrades the natural environment, and destroys the possibility of farming and fishing for a living. Deforestation and the use of dynamite… »

Global Day of Action Against Open Pit Mining: July 22 @ 11 AM

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Join us for our annual action on the Day of Action Against Open Pit Mining! Many coalitions from around the world will be organizing actions on this day to build awareness on the devastating effects of climate chaos. Saturday, July 22nd at 11 am at the West Steps of the State Capitol. This is the… »

Forum: In Defence of Life: Discussion and call for action.

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Join us to our next Forum on the eve of the Global Day Against Open Pit Mining to watch In Defence of Life followed by a discussion about mining and how communities around the world are resisting, and call for action on July 22nd. In Defence of Life follows the struggle and triumphs of four… »

A Brighter Future, Despite The Challenges. Continue Supporting Solidarity!

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

June 2017 Dear faithful DJPC members, We’ve now survived the first four months of a nightmare: the Trump presidency. We’ve endured attacks on our education system, our healthcare, our immigrant communities. Perhaps a silver lining to the Trump presidency is the movement of a young, previously disillusioned and disaffected left. Formerly dormant activists are also… »

Máxima Acuña and her family acquitted. Supreme court rules against Yanacocha owned by Colorado based Newmont Mining.

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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Great news today from Peru! The Supreme Court has acquitted Máxima Acuña, an indigenous woman and recent recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, for usurping land from Newmont Mining near Celendín, Peru. The struggle has been many years in the making. While Newmont and its partner in Peru, joint owners of Yanacocha, have held that… »

Call for Nominations Global Peace & Justice Award. Due date 5/15/2017

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

This award is given at the Denver Justice and Peace Committee’s Awards Night. The Global Justice and Peace Award recipient should be an individual or organization doing exemplary work, in solidarity with the people of Latin America. Nominations should include a description of why the individual or group should be considered, and how their work… »

DJPC at Earth Day: March for Science. Thank you DJPC Volunteers!

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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On Saturday April 22: Earth Day we joined the community standing for science and climate justice. Thank you all that made the March for Science possible. We will continue using science to show the devastating consequences of mineral extraction in our… »

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