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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.

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 […]

Javier Sicilia – Mexico’s Voice for the Victims of Violence

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th May, 2012 | No Comments

Procession on the Loyola campusJavier Sicilia, poet and activist continued his tour this week to Los Angeles, El Paso and Tucson to bring people and issues together to pave the way for peace with justice and dignity. As he boarded planes, sat in classrooms and stood in front of large audiences his message continued to be that there is real human suffering behind the statistics coming across the border between US and Mexico.

Javier Sicilia – A Voice for Mexico’s Victims

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 24th April, 2012 | No Comments

Javier Sicilia with Juan Mora, from DePaul University in ChicagoCarrying the voices of victims of the drug war related violence to the United States, Poet and Activist Javier Sicilia is widening the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity’s profile and building support for a US Peace Caravan this summer.

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.

Eight Mexicans Who Should Be Heard

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

MXPeacemovementIn the last year, an unprecedented number of Mexicans have received international recognition for their courageous work on behalf of migrants, workers, and the millions of victims of the country’s spiraling violence, institutional decomposition and appalling inequality. We profile some of these movement leaders, artists, grass roots organizers, labor leaders, and clergy people working in the front trenches of the struggle for human rights.

Global Exchange 2011 Human Rights Award Winner Javier Sicilia Named One of TIME Magazine’s People of the Year

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | 2 Comments

Javier Sicilia (left) with Global Exchange Human Rights Director Ted Lewis (right) June 2011Huge congratulations goes out to Javier Sicilia, Global Exchange’s 2011 Human Rights Award winner who was just named one of TIME magazine’s People of the Year. The official “Person of the Year” TIME named “The Protester” and Javier was among those profiled. Here’s more about Javier, and video of the speech he delivered at our awards gala back in June.

Key Peace Activist Murdered; Family Now in Danger

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 5th December, 2011 | 3 Comments

Don Nepo turns away after talking with Felipe Calderon during a meeting on Oct 14th . Flanking the President are his wife, Margarita Zavala and the late Secretary of Gobernacion, José Francisco Blake Mora who died in a helicopter crash on November 11, 2011. photo:  Pepe RiveraNepomuceno Moreno Núñez, an activist of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) was gunned down on November 28th while driving in Hermosillo, Sonora in northwestern Mexico.

Gratitude to All Who Stand Up to Resist Injustice

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 23rd November, 2011 | No Comments

GX-Staff-Thank-you-WebThere is a lot to be thankful for in 2011. We here at Global Exchange offer gratitude to all those who have stood up to resist injustice, envision alternatives and take action. Here’s who we are thankful for.

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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