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The Glue that Held the Drug War Together is Coming Apart

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 26th March, 2014 | No Comments

Sicilia-Profile-Drug-War-ByDeTroya555The glue that held the Drug War coalition together is coming apart. Even though few but the most die-hard drug warriors believe the fight is winnable, the so-called Drug War, the fight continues, at great cost to communities throughout North America.
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Voices of Victims Tour Wraps Up, Here Are Highlights

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 22nd November, 2013 | No Comments

SiciliaAlexanderThe Voices of Victims tour led by Mexican drug war victims ended last week after headlining events in 11 U.S. and Canadian cities spotlighting the human costs of violent prohibition and mass incarceration strategies — and the urgent need for sensible alternatives.
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On the Road with the Voices of Victims

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 6th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourFor the past two weeks, the Voices of Victims tour has zigzagged across North America building a groundswell of support for re-imagining the War on Drugs that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico.
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Voices of Victims Tour

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 1st October, 2013 | No Comments

VoicesTourThis fall, we’re launching an 11-city Voices of Victims tour of North America, once again featuring Javier Sicilia, along with drug war victims, Mexican opinion leaders, and members of Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).
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¡Trayvon and Juan Francisco, Presente!

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 17th July, 2013 | 4 Comments

TrayvonIf Trayvon Martin were a young white boy with a bag of skittles and an iced tea he’d still be alive today. He would not have been seen as “suspicious” in a gated community, his clothing wouldn’t be a marker of being “up to no good” and his skin color wouldn’t signal “danger” and provide a culturally, and in Florida, a legal justification for fear.
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A Mexican Father’s Plea to Two Presidents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 2nd May, 2013 | No Comments

nieto_obamaPresident Obama travels to Mexico today to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. In today’s Los Angeles Times, Mexican poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia emphasized the need for both presidents to focus on curbing drug war violence.
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Who is Your Human Rights Hero?

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community on 6th March, 2013 | No Comments

2013peopleschoice_extendedDo you have a Human Rights Hero you want to tell the world about? Well, then you’re in the right place. Introducing the 2013 Human Rights People’s Choice Award Contest, where people just like you nominate and vote for their Human Rights Hero.
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The Pain Caused by Guns Has No Borders

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 29th January, 2013 | No Comments

Javier Sicilia gun controlOn Wednesday, January 30, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to consider how to address proposals to control gun sales. A group of organizations issued this statement to make sure the Senate considers the impact that failed gun policies have had in Mexico as well as the United States.
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Caravan for Peace: 5760 miles later

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 11th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

benningAfter 25 cities, 5760 miles, and 30 days the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity is in Washington, DC for the final days of action, press conferences, and lobbying to bring a human face to the costs of the War on Drugs to our nation’s capitol.
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Faces and Names of the Caravan

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 30th August, 2012 | 6 Comments

ladiesTraveling in two buses on the Caravan for Peace are 40 family members with their individual stories about their loved ones and one common goal to show the real costs of the drug war. Here are some of their stories.
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