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Austin is Hot for the Peace Caravan!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 27th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

An American mother whose son recently disappeared in Mexico is comforted by a Mexican mother on the Caravan in Austin.Global Exchange Director of Organizing Kirsten Moller has joined the Caravan for Peace with Justice in Austin, TX. Kirsten shares some of her first experiences with us:
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Deep in the Heart of Texas – the Caravan for Peace in El Paso

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 22nd August, 2012 | 2 Comments

Welcoming the Caravan to El Paso!Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard joined the Caravan for Peace in El Paso, TX. She shares her first 24 hours, including a moving vigil honoring the victims of the War on Drugs.
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One Week On the Road with the Caravan for Peace

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 21st August, 2012 | 4 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree states, seven cities, and eight days later the Caravan for Peace continues to make its way across the United States on its month-long journey to urge the U.S. public to rethink the failed strategies of the War on Drugs. Read the report back from the first week of the Caravan.
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Why Guns from the U.S. mean Murder in Mexico

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 2nd August, 2012 | 3 Comments

gunsWatch ‘U.S. Guns: The Awful, Shock Truth’ produced by the Washington Office of Latin America (WOLA) and Cuéntame. It illustrates how these guns are trafficked to Mexico, who profits from their sale, and what President Obama can do to stop this kind of trafficking.
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Time to Sign Up for the Peace Caravan

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 23rd July, 2012 | 4 Comments

Caravan_routebigIn less than three weeks, the Mexican led Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity will begin its trek across the United States and we’re asking you to join us.
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Javier Sicilia Receives Honor from California State Senate

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 16th May, 2012 | No Comments

Javier Sicila and Mexico Program Director Ted Lewis in front of the CA state capital.To close out his Spring visit to the United States, Javier Sicilia traveled to Sacramento to meet with California Governor Jerry Brown, and State Senators Leland Yee and Kevin de Leon. Javier Sicilia’s work in Mexico to bring awareness about the drug war was recognized in a State Resolution. Watch the video of Javier addressing the State Senate.
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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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