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In Colombia, over five million people have been driven off of their land by ongoing war. As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather in Colombia this year for the Summit of the Americas, we hope that our government will not ignore this major humanitarian crisis.
Religious communities and leaders are working with border activists and organizers working to reduce gun violence to create a campaign to impede the illegal flow of assault weapons into northern Mexico. Since 2006, Mexico has suffered more than 50,000 murders associated with the drug war, most carried out with firearms.
Like thousands of others, my partner James and I went to the Port of Oakland Monday night to help shut it down in solidarity with ILWU Longview workers and to keep the Occupy movement alive and exercised. The port is located in a vast industrial area of the city, and getting to the gate requires walking or biking several miles.
Twenty-five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from across Canada, the United States and Mexico signed statements and letters of support on November 21 for the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective (CCAJAR) and the Inter-American Human Rights System in response to troubling statements questionin
From Semana magazine, November 5, 2011
Detectives with the Colombian Department of Administrative Security, or DAS – the Colombian equivalent of the FBI and Secret Service - spent money donated by the US embassy and other foreign governments on parties, advance payments and family vacations.