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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.

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.

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.

Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!

Urgent: Help Kidnapped Family of Slain Juarez Activist

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 10th February, 2011 | 2 Comments

ruben reyes y sobrinoDespite the peaceful rally in Juarez last week, violent repression has not ended and your direct help is again being urgently requested in the kidnapping cases of Malena Reyes, Elías Reyes and Luisa Ornelas Soto, Elias’ wife. Send a letter to the Mexican authorities to denounce the kidnapping and demand the immediate appearance of Malena, Elias Reyes and his wife, Luisa Ornelas Soto alive.

Weekend in Juárez

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 31st January, 2011 | 2 Comments

justicia_en_juarezAs we pay fifty cents to walk across the bridge from El Paso Texas to Ciudad Juárez on Friday night the sunset is beautiful, but I am nervous and a little scared. We’ve driven 20 hours overnight from San Francisco to participate in a fast for peace and public commemoration of the massacre of 18 high school students planned for the weekend.

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.

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.

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:

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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