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Javier Sicilia Talks about the End the Drug War Caravan on Democracy Now!

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 10th May, 2012 | No Comments

Javier_DN!For the past six weeks, Javier Sicilia has been touring the U.S. to lay the ground work for an historic End the Drug War Peace Caravan this summer to be led by Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD). Just this morning, Javier appeared on Democracy Now! to talk about the national emergency […]
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Upcoming Speaking Tour with Javier Sicilia

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 26th March, 2012 | No Comments

Javier_caravanJavier Sicilia will be in the U.S. to speak in cities across the U.S. about why we need to build an international movement to end the war for prohibition, stop southbound gun smuggling, and reverse the alarming militarization of North America.
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Global Exchange Testifies at State Capitol to Support Resolution to Stop Trafficking of Illegal Weapons into Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 11th January, 2012 | No Comments

John Lindsay Poland, -and-Kirsten-Moller-at-California-capitol-building-in-SacramentoOn January 10, 2012 Kirsten Moller joined the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Brady campaign in the California Capitol building in Sacramento to provide a support testimony for Senator De León’s Senate Joint Resolution No. 10 that calls for a comprehensive approach to stop the trafficking of illegal weapons and ammunition across the border into Mexico. Here’s the statement we made yesterday.
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Mexico’s Peace Movement Looks North of the Border

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 11th November, 2011 | No Comments

Sicilia_DPAAfter months of marches and caravans covering thousand of kilometers of Mexico’s highways and back roads, Javier Sicilia, other family members of murder victims, along with a small support team, traveled to Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA at the invitation of Global Exchange.
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The Caravan to the South

Posted by in Mexico on 30th September, 2011 | 1 Comment

peace dove with boy jumpngLike the caravan that travelled through Mexico’s brutalized north to Ciudad Juarez last June, the caravan south was joined by hundreds of Mexicans determined to shine national attention on hidden sorrows and horrors caused both by long standing political repression in the south as well as the new national dynamics of criminal and state violence.
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Sicilia & Calderón Meet: View it Live 6/23

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 22nd June, 2011 | No Comments

Sicilia_MexicanflagWe are sending information on how to watch the extraordinary meeting planned on Thursday, June 23 between Javier Sicilia — together with his close advisors, and a group of family members of drug war victims – with President Calderón and his war cabinet.
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Calderón Rebuked on the Ground and in the Air Over Drug War

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 16th June, 2011 | No Comments

Javier_caravanOver a week ago Federal Police broke into the Paso del Norte Human Rights Center in Ciudad Juárez, an important host of the Caravan for Peace that was travelling 3,000 kilometers north to Juárez through cities hard hit by the drug war like Morelia, San Luis Potosi, Torreon, and Monterrey. Thankfully the Caravan arrived safely in Juárez last Thursday. Here’s how it went.
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Upcoming Book Release: “To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War”

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 8th June, 2011 | No Comments

87286100442200LNext week, John Gibler will be celebrating the release of his new book “To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War”, a collection of stories about Mexico’s drug war, at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco.
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Mexico’s Growing Movement Against Murder

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 8th April, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia leads thousands demonstrating against violence in Cuernavaca, Morelos state on April 6, 2011 (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)Thousands of people marched in Mexico this week demanding an end to the violence that continues to wrack the country. These large marches convey the sense that the growing movement against murder in Mexico is gathering force and will not be easily silenced.
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Help Mexico by Ending ‘War on Drugs’ and Easy Weapons Supply

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 17th September, 2010 | No Comments

2012908739At its 200th year of independence, Mexico is in a pitched battle for law and order against powerful drug cartels. Guest columnist Ted Lewis argues the U.S. can help its neighbor by consideration of drug legalization to stem the demand and by clamping down on the easy supply of assault weapons.
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