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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… »

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… »

SOAW Press Release: Protest as Scandal-Ridden President of Honduras Meets with Members of U.S. Congress

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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Press Release: Protest as Scandal-Ridden President of Honduras Meets with Members of U.S. Congress For immediate release March 21, 2017 Contact: Arturo Viscarra, 617-820-3008 arturo@soaw.org Family members of the slain Honduran environmentalist and Indigenous leader, Berta Caceres, and other activists confront President of Honduras during meeting with Members of U.S. Congress In wake of serious… »

Call for sustainers. Any amount counts!

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Denver, March 1st 2017 Dear DJPC members and financial supporters, To quote Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of… »

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… »

Boulder International Film Festival: March 2 – 5 2017

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
The Borneao Case

Friday, March 3rd at 12pm, Boulder Theater THE BORNEO CASE Sweden, Feature Documentary, 2016, 78 min Ninety percent of eastern Borneo’s forest has been sold off and destroyed. But where did all that money go? In this  modern-day thriller, a polyglot group of investigators manages to expose Abdul Taib Mahmud, the chief minister of Sarawak,… »

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