By Kendall McCormick In 2019, I spent about 3 weeks in Bolivia. My time there was cut short due to the political protest happening at the time. A part of me feels as if I still have unfinished business. Although I cannot be there physically, I can continue to learn about what is going on … Continue reading Rethinking a Sustainable Future – Lithium in Bolivia
We Stand with Máxima! On Friday, March 6, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee attended the Boulder International Film Festival (BIF) to co-sponsor the showing of the film Máxima. This was one of BIF’s “call to action” films, which give the audience a chance to engage in dialogue after the showing. DJPC director Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin … Continue reading We stand with Máxima!
We are pleased to be co-sponsoring the screening of MAXIMA at Boulder International Film Festival. You are invited to join us afterwards for a panel discussion with: Lara Johnson from EarthRights Internationals International, Heidi McIntosh from Earthjustice and Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin from Denver Justice & Peace Committee … Continue reading MAXIMA screening at the Boulder International Film Festival. Friday, March 6th at 2:45 pm
Groundhog Day at the Newmont Shareholder Meeting Ellen Moore June 4, 2019 Last year, Earthworks attended Newmont’s annual shareholder meeting in Denver, and asked CEO Gary Goldberg to end the company’s harassment of subsistence farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family. We demanded that he follow through on his commitment not to pursue … Continue reading Groundhog Day at the Newmont Shareholder Meeting. By Ellen Moore: Earthworks.
On Wednesday, March 20th, the U.S. Court of Appeals revived Maxima Acuña Atalaya and her family’s case against Newmont Mining Company. The family sued Newmont in the United States for abuse at the hands of the company’s security forces. The lower court had dismissed the case, saying it should be heard in Peru. The Appeals … Continue reading Goldman Prize Winner Máxima Acuña Atalaya de Chaupe and her family will continue the case in the United States despite Newmont’s attempts to thwart their pursuit of justice
I wanted to send this message to thank you for your support to the Denver Justice and Peace Committee. Many of you attended our November 10th Awards Night, in which we honored the work of ACODET, the Guatemalan indigenous organization fighting to protect community land from megadam projects. Others accompanied us in our journey to … Continue reading Thank you! Help us continue our solidarity work.
International Peace Day and Open-Pit Mining Please join the DJPC as we take our stand against open-pit mining on Friday, Sept 21 at noon, on the SE corner of Colfax and Lincoln (on the capital grounds). For a clean and healthful environment for all! As declared by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace … Continue reading International Peace Day and Open-Pit Mining – September 21st 2018
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 obliterate old growth forests and the ecosystems they support and ultimately undermine the means of subsistence and … Continue reading Our Statement on the Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining
Newmont Mining Shareholders Confronted by Protesters Posted by thenationreport Denver residents protest the Newmont Shareholders’ meeting at the Hilton Inverness Hotel on Wednesday. (all photos: The Nation Report) The Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) has years of experience fighting the mining practices of Newmont Mining. So it wasn’t a surprise on Wednesday to see … Continue reading Newmont Mining Shareholders Confronted by Protesters. By thenationreport