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A Man of Peace: Don Samuel Ruiz 1924-2011

Posted by in World News & Events on 26th January, 2011 | 1 Comment

tatikIt was a remarkable mass for a remarkable man. The news spread rapidly yesterday morning of the death of Bishop Samuel Ruiz. By 2:30 the Mexico City church had filled with an unusual group of religious leaders, peace activists and figures who have marked Mexican politics over the years. All recalled their work alongside Tatik (“father” in Tzeltal) with a bittersweet blend of loss and gratitude.
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Support for Juárez Peace Initiative

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 24th January, 2011 | No Comments

juarezcandlesThis week, in a counterpoint to the unrelenting grim news coming out of Mexico and particularly from Ciudad Juárez, a new peace initiative was announced by civil society and religious organizations who are saying: No More Blood.
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Highlights and Headlines from 2010

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 4th January, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN11712011 is finally here. So now seems as good a time as any to take stock of everything we’ve accomplished in the past year, to draw together our challenges and victories and lay them out there for you to see. Since there isn’t space enough to showcase everything, we’ve selected a few of our favorite highlights from 2010 to share with you:
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Acapulco to DF – Caravan Update

Posted by in World News & Events on 28th November, 2010 | 4 Comments

la parota march.inline_thumbI’m just about to meet my international and Mexican traveling companions for the next week and board the Via Campesina caravan from Acapulco, Mexico. First stop on this journey today will be to the much disputed potential site of the mega hydro-electric dam called La Parota and meet with community members and the organization Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores a la Prensa La Parota (CECOP).
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Climate Justice Activists Converging for COP16

Posted by in World News & Events on 23rd November, 2010 | 12 Comments

LVCCancunIn Cancun both La Via Campesina and Dialogo Climatico – Espacio Mexicano are organizing spaces for activist convergence, workshops and panels. Information about on the ground in Cancun organizing is here!
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Rights of Nature: Is the Planet Ready?

Posted by in Community Rights on 9th November, 2010 | No Comments

EcuadorpicAs autumn rolls out, the Rights of Nature roll in with a dynamic movement building across the globe. How can we as humans alter our relationship with nature from that of ownership to one of harmony? We are pleased to share that world leaders such as Vandana Shiva, Maude Barlow, and 2010 Right Livelihood Awardee Nnimmo Bassey are joining us in a new paradigm shift: the Rights of Nature.
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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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Extractive Industry Transparency Now United States Law

Posted by in Featured on 26th July, 2010 | No Comments

Naing_HtooOn July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed last week by the U.S. Senate that includes a landmark provision requiring disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world. For the first time, communities who live in resource-rich countries will know how much their governments receive annually, and on a project-by-project basis for the extraction of natural resources.
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