March 2, 2016 – Lenca Indigenous environmental defender Berta Cáceres was assassinated for standing in the way of a hydroelectric dam project. Six years later, those who defend land, air, and water are still repressed with state-sanctioned murders, disappearances, and illegal detention of activist leaders. Due to the work of activists on the ground in … Continue reading Honduras Solidarity Webinar Series (March 15 – April 5)
To the communities of San José de Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, Guatemala. Haga click aquí para leer la carta en español. We wish to express our congratulations this March 2 for your 10 years of brave peaceful resistance in defense of water, life, community health and against mining and the Progreso VII Derivada project, … Continue reading More than 50 organizations have signed a letter of solidarity in celebration of La Puya’s commitment to defend its community from mining harms, violence, threats and criminalization.
Dear friends, Today marks the sixth anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres for her opposition to a U.S.-backed hydroelectric project in Honduras. Three of those convicted of her murder received military training in the U.S., including at the School of the Americas and West Point. In honor of Berta and her legacy, we invite … Continue reading Webinar: Honduras: Water and Land Defenders and U.S. Policy. Monday, March 7th at 5 pm.
Welcome to 2022! Our vision at DJPC is to emphasize people-to-people solidarity between the amazing people of Colorado, the rest of this country, like you, and the amazing people of Latin America. We thank you for your ongoing support and for allowing us to make connections with the movements challenging US imperialism here and there. … Continue reading 2022 New Year’s Message
During DJPC’s planning session in January 2021, we made a commitment to focus on two issues: environmental justice and immigration. Throughout the year, we have emphasized advocacy and education efforts related to these two issues, and we have been busy! One of our efforts is to develop and carry out … Continue reading Honduras Human Rights Bills Campaign
Today on The Global Day Against Mega Mining we see the official re-launch of ‘Basic principles for protecting your community from extractive industries’. This guide, written by Ecuadorean activist Carlos Zorilla, is the best guide to community-led resistance we know of. Yes to Life No to Mining has redesigned the guide, making it more accessible … Continue reading Guide to resisting mining – new edition released on the Global Day Against Mega Mining
The 22nd of July 2021 is the Global Day Against Mining. This year, it finds most of us under COVID lockdowns that, in many cases, are restricting our rights and rendering our struggles against destructive mining invisible. Yet the global mining industry freely operates under the guise of post-pandemic recovery. Wherever we are today, we … Continue reading Global Day of Action against Mining/Día de Acción Global contra la Minería
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.