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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… »

Mexican Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
Otros Mundos Chiapas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26th, 2016 Mexican Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee On Saturday, October 29st, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) will present its annual Global Justice & Peace Award 2016 to Otros Mundos, represented by Claudia Ramos at the Highlands… »

Earth Women Rising: Maxima Acuña. October 14th at 2:00 PM

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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Dear DJPC brothers and sisters, Maxima Acuña de Chaupe will be in Denver on Friday October 14th at te McNichols Civic Building at 2:00 PM. Join us in Welcoming a great panel of women defenders of the land and the environment…. »

Some Background On TPP by Harriet Mullaney

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
Letters to the Editor

These Letters to the Editor are published in the October edition of Greater Park Hill News (Denver).  Please bring these items to the attention of Reps. DeGette, Perlmutterer, and Polis.  Letters to the Editor October 1, 2016 · by newspaper537 · in Uncategorized Some Background On TPP Dave Felice’s September City Matters column about Flobots… »

Letter of Concern to Newmont Mining Corporation: Chaupe Family

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

September 21, 2016 Newmont Mining Corporation Corporate Headquarters 6363 South Fiddler’s Green Circle Greenwood Village, CO 80111 We have recently learned that Máxima Acuña Chaupe, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, and her husband Jaime Chaupe, have been severely injured as a result of an attack by personnel at the Yanacocha mine owned by Newmont… »

Tell Newmont: drop your lawsuit against Máxima!

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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DJPC sisters and brothers: Yesterday, September 18th,  at around 9.30 a.m. local time, “people hired by mining firm Yanacocha illegally broke into the property and started damaging the lot with various tools,” said Ysidora Chaupe, daughter of Acuña and Jaime Chaupe. Click on the link to read the full article. http://www.yestolifenotomining.org/peru-maxima-acuna-and-partner-attacked-by-mining-firms-guards/ Lea el articulo sobre… »

Thanks for the Holiday Party!

By DJPC Program Director
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THANK YOU! DJPC’s HOLIDAY PARTY last Friday, December 12th,           was great fun,              with great food,                   and great music,                                                       and great company!  Special THANKS to Denys Vigil   for leading us in lively music! Thanks also to those who brought food and wine, and to those who helped set up and clean… »

Stop the intimidation of anti-mining protesters in Peru!

By DJPC Program Director
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DJPC joins over 50 groups in signing statement opposing intimidation and forced displacement of mining protesters in Peru   Monsignor Cabrejos and Father Garatea listen to the demands of the population of Cajamarca at Namococha lake. Photo: Jonas Hulsens/CATAPA  Click here for complete statement. See complete story by Payat Sampal of EARTHWORKS: EARTHWORKS blog   Denver… »

DJPC’S MineWatch is in the media!

By Mine Watch Intern

Rick Clifford’s commentary “Another water battle to keep an eye on” appears in the Boulder Weekly on August 1, 2013. Telemundo Denver covers the Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining rally on the Capitol steps on July 22,… »

“The Conga Mine, Peru” report by Robert E. Moran, PhD

By DJPC Program Director

Read “The Conga Mine, Peru:  Comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Related Issues” by Robert E. Moran, Phd. by clicking here and waiting a few seconds for it to download: Peru Conga REM Rept English March… »

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