Tag: Latin America

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Solidarity with El Salvador

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Hermanas Spokane and Camp Salvador Counselors are raising money for the library of Huisisilapa: Dinner and Auction: Saturday, March 8, at The Community School 1300 W. Knox. Tickets: $10 (a donation accepted for families). Doors open at 5:00 pm; 6:00 pm Live auction; 6:15 pm Program. Huisisilapa (we-si-si-la-pa) is a community of former refugees from Mesa […]

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Human Rights, the US Drug War, and Grassroots Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia

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Just back from a month-long research trip in Colombia, John Lindsay-Poland of the Fellowship of Reconciliation will share eyewitness experiences with communities using active nonviolence to refuse participation in the armed conflict, civil groups maintaining collective memory of the conflict, as well as with soldiers who have been part of this long war. Learn about […]

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Genocide in Guatemala: Another Consequence of U.S. Policy?

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by Mike Nuess The May 10, 2013 conviction of former Guatemalan dictator and School of the Americas attendee, Efraín Ríos Montt, for genocide and crimes against humanity sets a major milestone along the long path toward justice on this earth, marking the first time a head of state has been convicted of genocide by his […]

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Learn, Share, Accompany

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by Liz Moore I’m delighted that we were so lucky as to host human rights workers Pablo Obando, Communications Director of the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center in Chiapas, Mexico, and Tony Nelson, of the Mexico Solidarity Network and the Autonomous University of Social Movements and the Albany Park Centro Autónomo, last month. It was a […]

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November is for SOAW

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Remember School of the Americas? School of Assassins? Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation? Some of us will never forget our experiences at Ft. Benning or the U.S.-sponsored atrocities that made us passionate about being there, but we might forget our country still maintains a facility to perpetuate terror […]

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