This past week, DJPC joined sister organization CISPES and over 130 social movement organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the United States calling on Congress to seriously re-consider US economic policy towards Central America. Check out the press release below. Economic inequality is one of the main drivers of instability throughout the isthmus and … Continue reading The Peoples of Central America Declare: US “Economic Aid” Fuels Inequality and Displacement
Convocatoria a una Gran Audiencia Popular en Colombia El pueblo colombiano ha dicho ¡basta! y se ha levantado en una rebeldía contenida por décadas. Por primera vez, tras más de 30 años de neoliberalismo hemos podido derrotar una medida de ajuste estructural, gracias a la combativa lucha de todos y todas en las calles y … Continue reading Convocatoria a una Gran Audiencia Popular en Colombia. Jueves 13 de Mayo 2021.
On February 9, 2021 the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention determined that the detention of the 8 Guapinol Water Protectors is related to their work in defense of the environment. Every new day that the Guapinol Water Protectors spend in prison is another violation of their human rights. At the same time, while the … Continue reading Take action: Demand Freedom for the Guapinol Water Protectors!
Press Contact: Yesenia Portillo, +011 503 7550 2965, firstname.lastname@example.org On December 18, International Day of the Migrant, DJPC joined over thirty human rights, religious, solidarity and service organizations throughout Central America and the United States to denounce the pending implementation of an Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) between the United States and El … Continue reading Implementation of Asylum Agreement Violates Human Rights of Migrants
The Denver Justice & Peace Committee (DJPC) stands in solidarity with the six racial justice organizers who were arrested on September 17. Over the summer, these organizers sought to hold the Aurora police department accountable for the killing of Elijah McClain by holding marches and demonstrations. Some thirty charges have been made against them, ranging … Continue reading We stand united against this attack on civil liberties and the ongoing movement for Black Lives.
We support those who seek systemic change in conditions that contribute to injustice and violence in the Americas and the Global South. Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) stands in solidarity with those protesting, resisting, and organizing against racism and its expression in violence against African Americans and all people of color. Eight minutes and … Continue reading We support those who seek systemic change in conditions that contribute to injustice and violence in the Americas and the Global South.
Words matter. At the DJPC, we are both saddened and disturbed by the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. In El Paso, the shooter had issued a racist and anti-immigrant manifesto, referring specifically to Hispanic and Latino communities as a threat to the future of the country. In fact, extremist-related killings in the … Continue reading Words Matter: We will continue our efforts to shed the light on the root causes of migration, and work together towards healing and prevention of such incidents in the future.
The Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy on immigration refers to the inhumane strategy to crackdown on immigration and deter refugees from crossing the US/Mexico border. We use the word “refugee” here intentionally to emphasize the grave country conditions from which people are fleeing despite the lack of an official designation by the United Nations High … Continue reading Statement on Zero Tolerance Policy June 2018
Urgent Notice from the DJPC: You can make a difference! Honduras is currently in danger of returning to the era of authoritarian rule that prevailed in the 1980s. In response to a highly suspect presidential election in November, mass protest has erupted throughout much of the country. As the government has moved to crack down … Continue reading Urgent Notice from the DJPC: You can make a difference!
On Saturday, July 22, Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining, citizens around the world took action to raise awareness of the devastating social and environmental impacts posed by open pit mining. In Denver, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) together with 350 Colorado, Climate Courage Education and Organization and Food and Water Watch … Continue reading Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining