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Colombian Community Displaced: Take Action for Justice

On Saturday, February 11, 21 Nonam Wounaan Indigenous families from Witness for Peace’s partner community, the Humanitarian and Biodiverse Reservation of Santa Rosa de Guayacán, were forcefully displaced from their homes following threats from neo-paramilitary groups.

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Celebrate February 14th as International Flower Workers’ Day

In the United States, February 14th has traditionally been celebrated as Valentine’s Day, a day when love is often translated into special plans with loved ones, extra words of affection, and – not to be forgotten – certain material gifts, often including flowers…

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Support Colombian Flower Workers!

With Valentine's Day approaching, did you know that 65% of flowers in the U.S. come from Colombia? Unfortunately, though, cheaper flowers for us mean deplorable working conditions for flower workers: to learn more, watch this video from Cactus, one of our Colombian...

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Join the Witness for Peace International Team!

The Witness for Peace International Program Team members work for positive changes in U.S. policy, in North-South relationships, and in the global economy. Positions are currently open in Mexico. International Program volunteers produce documentation of the impacts of...

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Padre Guadalupe Presente!

On the approximate anniversary of the disappearance of US-born Jesuit priest James Carney in Honduras, civil society organizations sustain the memories of the disappeared. On Saturday, September 17th, the Witness for Peace Honduras International Team attended an event...

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Los Sonidos del Silencio

Al conmemorarse los seis meses del asesinato de Berta Cáceres, los y las hondureñas exigen justicia. En la mañana del 2 de septiembre, 2016, el equipo internacional de Acción Permanente por la Paz en Honduras subimos la escarpada escalera de La Gruta, una iglesia...

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The Sounds of Silence

Commemorating the six-month anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres, Hondurans demand justice. On the morning of September 2nd, 2016 the Witness for Peace Honduras International Team climbed the steep staircase of La Gruta, the church overlooking the rural...

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Mining in Mexico: the NAFTA connection

Out of a list of 926 mining projects in Mexico, there are 85 exploration projects from the U.S.A. 21 have been postponed, 23 in production, and 6 in development. In terms of Canadian projects, there are 501 exploration projects, 115 have been postponed, 58 in...

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Justice for Berta Cáceres/¡Justicia para Berta Cáceres!

Support #JusticeForBerta--NEW BILL to Stop U.S. "Security" Aid to Honduras!--& WFP Accompaniment in Honduras/Apoye la #JusticiaParaBerta--NUEVO PROYECTO DE LEY para Parar la Ayuda de "Seguridad" Estadounidense a Honduras--y el Acompañamiento de APP en Honduras Ask...

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Bringing the Land and People Together in Mexico

by Mickey Foley (originally published on April 18, 2016 on the Land Stewardship Project website) On day two of our trip, we visited EDUCA (which stands for the Spanish equivalent of "Services for an Alternative Education"), an NGO located in Oaxaca City. It was housed...

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