The Guapinol 8 have been sitting in prison (“pretrial detention”) for more than two years! Summary: The trial against the water defenders started in December, was suspended, and then started up a few weeks ago in mid-January. Karen Spring has been posting daily trial summaries here. THIS … Continue reading Water defenders of Guapinol trial will hear concluding remarks on Friday, Feb 5th at the Tocoa, Colon courthouse.
Today, December 9, after two years of unjust imprisonment, the trial against the eight political prisoners of Guapinol will continue. This is a case plagued by false accusations against the human rights and environment defenders, with clear indications of corruption on the part of Honduran authorities. The trial has been condemned inside Honduras and internationally. … Continue reading Urgent Action in Solidarity with the Honduran Political Prisoners of Guapinol.
Eyes on Honduras: Standing with the Honduran people during November elections Against US Interference November 3, 2021 Honduran elections for President, Congress and all elected offices in the country are less than a month away on November 28th. The Honduras Solidarity Network is deeply concerned about the atmosphere in which elections are taking place. We … Continue reading Eyes on Honduras
We call on the U.S. government to immediately halt expulsions of Haitians. The Denver Justice and Peace Committee, DJPC condemns the maltreatment and expulsion of Haitian refugees at the US-Mexico border. The Biden Administration’s use of the racist Title 42 of the Trump era to justify the expulsion of Haitian people seeking refuge is deplorable. … Continue reading We call on the U.S. government to immediately halt expulsions of Haitians.
Join us September 25, as we March for Citizenship and demand justice for all immigrants! We will gather at Viking Park (Northwest Denver, corner of 29th and Federal) and march to Auraria campus where we will have a rally with speakers and performances. On May 1, 2006, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans marched from Viking … Continue reading March for Citizenship: Sept 25! // ¡Marcha para la ciudadanía: 25 de septiembre!
In recent weeks, the Cuban people have taken to the streets in unprecedented numbers to protest the current political and economic conditions in Cuba. The protestors were met with similar numbers of counter protesters who focused blame on U.S. sanctions against trade with Cuba. Most of the protesters have been younger people, while counter protesters … Continue reading We stand by the right of the Cuban people to self-determination and freedom from U.S. political, economic, and military intervention.
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, [email protected] 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