FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16th, 2020. Honduran organization founded by indigenous Lenca feminist leader and environmental defender, Berta Cáceres, to receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee Today, at 6pm, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) will present its annual Global Justice & Peace Award 2020 to the Council of Popular … Continue reading Press Release: COPINH to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee
Greetings, DJPC supporters! We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy during this time of crisis and disruption. Despite the challenging circumstances we are all living through, the DJPC continues to stand in solidarity with people across the world. Resistance From US Imperialism: We remain vigilant to state violence and authoritarianism … Continue reading For 40 years, the DJPC has been in the fight for justice and peace, and we aren’t backing down now. But, we can’t do it without you.
Standing together with frontline communities to confront Newmont Mining By Ellen Moore – Earthworks.org April 16, 2020 Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, indigenous people across the globe must risk everything to defend their land, water and clean air from harmful mining projects. This Earth Day, we are celebrating one of those fierce … Continue reading Strength in Diversity, Power in Solidarity
By Kendall McCormick In 2019, I spent about 3 weeks in Bolivia. My time there was cut short due to the political protest happening at the time. A part of me feels as if I still have unfinished business. Although I cannot be there physically, I can continue to learn about what is going on … Continue reading Rethinking a Sustainable Future – Lithium in Bolivia
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!
We are pleased to be co-sponsoring the screening of MAXIMA at Boulder International Film Festival. You are invited to join us afterwards for a panel discussion with: Lara Johnson from EarthRights Internationals International, Heidi McIntosh from Earthjustice and Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin from Denver Justice & Peace Committee … Continue reading MAXIMA screening at the Boulder International Film Festival. Friday, March 6th at 2:45 pm
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.
On Wednesday, March 20th, the U.S. Court of Appeals revived Maxima Acuña Atalaya and her family’s case against Newmont Mining Company. The family sued Newmont in the United States for abuse at the hands of the company’s security forces. The lower court had dismissed the case, saying it should be heard in Peru. The Appeals … Continue reading Goldman Prize Winner Máxima Acuña Atalaya de Chaupe and her family will continue the case in the United States despite Newmont’s attempts to thwart their pursuit of justice
I wanted to send this message to thank you for your support to the Denver Justice and Peace Committee. Many of you attended our November 10th Awards Night, in which we honored the work of ACODET, the Guatemalan indigenous organization fighting to protect community land from megadam projects. Others accompanied us in our journey to … Continue reading Thank you! Help us continue our solidarity work.