Mining

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… »

La República de El Salvador grita fuerte y claro ¡Sí a la vida!

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

1 de abril del 2017 Desde Sudamérica hasta Canadá, las y los integrantes del Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4), enviamos un fraternal y fuerte abrazo, lleno de felicidad para el pueblo salvadoreño, quienes a través de diversas expresiones sociales, organizaciones y grupos de base, medios de comunicación, la iglesia, entre otros, han… »

DJPC Stands in Solidarity with Maxima Acuña. February 2017.

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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At Denver Justice and Peace Committee we learned earlier this week from Grufides, a human rights organization based in Peru, that Máxima Acuña Chaupe, winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, and her husband Jaime Chaupe, were again victimized by personnel at the Yanacocha mine owned by Newmont Mining Corporation. Company’s security forces entered their… »

Critical Assessment and Planning Retreat: January 28: 9:30 -3:30

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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You have all supported us over 35 years. Some for a few months, others for a number of years, and many for decades. Together we challenged Nestle, made Denver a sanctuary city for Central American refugees, been human shields in Guatemala’s peace process, observed democracy being build in El Salvador and Honduras, accompanied mining struggles… »

Environmental Justice and Resistance to Mining in Chiapas. January 19th

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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Salon Discussion: January 19th, 2017 at 7:00 PM Detalles en español abajo del texto en inglés. Build solidarity from below and to the Left, as they say in Chiapas. In early December, the DJPC-Korbel School delegation visited Chiapas and witnessed the poisoning of the very water people rely on to survive. Relentless pursuit of titanium… »

We are strong because of you, your financial support makes all this work possible.

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
School of the Americas Watch founder ROY BOURGEOIS speakst to the public. Hundreds of activists converged in Arizona and Nogales, Sonora (Mexico) to take part in the School of the Americas Watch Border Encuentro. Among other issues, demonstrators denounced U.S. military and economic intervention in the Americas, as well as the militarization of the border and the criminalization of migration.

November 30th 2016 Dear DJPC Supporters, As we near the end of 2016, DJPC is more important than ever. When the US engaged in interventionist support to dictators in 1980s Central America, DJPC was here. When the US pushed neoliberal economic restructuring on 1990s Latin America, DJPC was here. When the US engaged in neo-imperial… »

Today: Defending the Earth and Its Land: A History of Criminalization and Stigmatization

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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Join us today, October 27th at noon, at the Josef Korbel Latin America Center at University of… »

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