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.
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