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A Call for Justice on Day of the Victim

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 27th March, 2014 | No Comments

March28_supportOn March 28th 2014, organizers in Mexico are marking the third anniversary of the murder of Juan Francisco Sicilia and six friends, the tragic event that catalyzed the movement of drug war victims known as the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).
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Slaughter of Innocents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Mexican poet Javier Sicila on the Caravan for Peace this summer, 2012.Millions of anguished conversations about the murder of so many small children at a Connecticut elementary school have produced new resolve to do something. This new commitment to at least talk about gun restriction is heartening. Nevertheless, those, such as myself, who have watched previous waves of horror sweep in, and then recede in the wake of other gun-murder outrages, know we need a broad and resilient coalition against gun violence.
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Ten Days for Peace and Human Rights

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 13th September, 2012 | No Comments

white_houseAfter a month of visiting 25 cities across the United States to raise awareness about the War on Drugs, it has come to a close. However, the end of this cross-country trek does not signify the end, but rather the beginning a new partnerships, friendships, and a new way forward to change the policies of the this war that has hurt so many of us. Continue to join the Caravan for the next ten days as we declare it 10 Days for Peace & Human Rights from September 12-21.
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Deep in the Heart of Texas – Who’s in the RV?

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico on 23rd August, 2012 | 4 Comments

Javier-Sicilia-on-Caravan-fGlobal Exchange Executive Director, Carleen Pickard continues to blog from the road as she travels with the Caravan for Peace through the (very hot) state of Texas.
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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.
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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.
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