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Stop the intimidation of anti-mining protesters in Peru!

By DJPC Program Director

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 Earth Day Action, April 23rd

By DJPC Program Director

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Violence over Newmont’s gold-mining

By DJPC Program Director

The on-going, non-violent demonstrations by thousands of citizens against Newmont’s proposed extension of its gold-mining in Cajamarca, Peru, have resulted in police violence against the protesters.  At least five have died from the police firing live ammunition, and dozens more injured from violent brutality against the Cajamarcan citizens. Father Marco Arana, cofounder of GRUFIDES in… »

Go to Guatemala with DJPC!

By DJPC Program Director

Denver Justice & Peace Committee Mining Delegation to Guatemala In Guatemala, hundreds of mining concessions have been granted to transnational gold, silver, nickel, and zinc companies, threatening the social and environmental health of rural populations. Delegation participants will visit the municipalities of Sipakapa and San Miguel Ixtahuacan in the department of San Marcos as well… »

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