In honor of the earth that sustains us all, Happy Earth Hour! Time to unite to protect the planet! Every year since 2007, people all over the world have turned off their lights for one hour to draw attention to the impact of energy use on the planet. That hour is upon us! Today, Saturday, … Continue reading In honor of the earth that sustains us all, Happy Earth Hour!
Statement by the DJPC on the Covid-19 Pandemic March 2020 To our DJPC supporters, this is an especially challenging time and our thoughts are with all of you as we shelter in our homes to limit the effects of Covid-19. We ask everyone to keep our health workers and all essential personnel in their thoughts … Continue reading Statement by the DJPC on the Covid-19 Pandemic. March 2020.
March 24th marks 40 years since a right-wing death squad murdered now-Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero. In 1980, Romero was Archbishop of San Salvador and drew on liberation theology teachings to stand against the injustice and oppression of the military regime that governed his country. He was shot in the midst of a Mass, and no … Continue reading Romero’s murder at 40 years.
Reflections on COVID-19 By Isa Villalon These last weeks have created a shock wave that has shifted the course of most people’s lives. For me, it has been no different. After almost 7 months in Guatemala, I left in three hours. I had plans, deep friendships, community, responsibilities, loved ones, a house. I had my … Continue reading Reflections on COVID-19. By Isa Villalon
Corona Reflections By Ruby Tedeschi I am writing this from my childhood room in my parents’ house in Colorado and reflecting on the tremendous ways in which this global pandemic is impacting people worldwide. If you live a life of privilege like I do, maybe the impact is that your life trajectory has changed slightly, … Continue reading Corona Reflections. By Ruby Tedeschi
Marielle, Presente! By Rafael R. Ioris, March 14, 2020 marks the second anniversary of the brutal murder of Marielle Franco, a Black queer woman who served in Rio de Janeiro’s city council as a leading voice for Black people’s rights, poor people’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and human rights more broadly. Investigations on the … Continue reading Marielle Presente!
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!
Dear Friends, In an article published last week with ABC-affiliated WTVM, WHINSEC’s new Commandant, Colonel John Suggs, said “change occured” when the SOA became WHINSEC in 2001. He went on to say that “the guys who graduate here are going to go on to be the heads of their militaries,” and that “the relationships they … Continue reading Memoria y Resistencia: Close the School of the Americas.
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.
Call for Nominations Global Justice & Peace Award: Due date for nominations: June 3rd 2019 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 … Continue reading Call for Nominations Global Justice & Peace Award: Due date for nominations: June 3rd 2019