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Coca-Cola’s new bottling plant threatens workers’ rights in Colombia
by Lisa TaylorLatin Correspondent
(By Lisa Taylor, WFP Colombia Team) Threatened by illegal armed groups, Colombian union leaders argue that new Coca-Cola bottling plant violates labor rights and imposes an unwanted and unsustainable vision of "development." Amenazados por grupos armados ilegales, dirigentes sindicales en Colombia argumentan que la nueva planta embotelladora de Coca-Cola viola los derechos laborales e impone una visión de "desarrollo" insostenible y no deseada.
Padres de Ayotzinapa difunden en EE.UU. su lucha para evitar su olvido (Spanish)
by Francesca EmanueleTeleSur
(Spanish) Unas palabras por Walker Grooms, de la oficina nacional (a 0:43), sobre la resposabilidad del gobierno de los EE.UU. en el caso Ayotzinapa y en las miles de desapariciones forzadas en los últimos años en México. El reporte comienza a las 0:25.
Colombia under fire: 400 displaced following military offensive on FARC rebels in Cauca
by Julia DurantiLatin Correspondent
(Español abajo.) The final blog article from Julia Duranti as a WFP Colombia Team member: "'Not a day goes by when I don’t ask myself: "Do the lives of Afro-descendant, indigenous and campesino communities matter for this country?"' wrote Afro-Colombian leader Francia Márquez, a native of La Toma, Cauca."// El último blog/artículo de Julia Duranti como integrante del Equipo Colombia de APP “'No dejo de preguntarme cada día: "¿tienen importancia las vidas de las comunidades afros, indígenas y campesinas para este País’’'? escribó la lideresa Afrocolombiana Francia Márquez, nativa de La Toma, Cauca."
Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same (John Walsh on Labor Radio)
WFP National Board Chair John Walsh interviewed Daniel Rueda, of the union representing Coca-Cola workers in Colombia, in Spanish and English on Labor Radio. In the same broadcast, he interviewed Robyn Gottlieb of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, on the NAFTA-on-steroids Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).//El Presidente de la Junta Directiva Nacional de APP, John Walsh, entrevistó, en español y en inglés, a Daniel Rueda, del sindicato que representa a lxs trabajadorxs de Coca-Cola en Colombia. Otra intrevista sobre el TTP en inglés.
As Colombia ends controversial fumigations, civil society calls for reevaluation of drug war tactics
by Ali RosenblattLatin Correspondent
Ali Rosenblatt (WFP Colombia Team) finds that while President Santos' decision to suspend fumigations is a positive step, questions remain about the overall direction of the U.S.-sponsored drug war.
Beyond Ayotzinapa: How U.S. Intervention in Colombia Paved the Way for Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis
by Maggie Ervin and Julia DurantiUpside Down World
"Seeds of U.S. the Americas continue to bear fruit for powerful interests. But as a..drawing circulating in the wake of Ayotzinapa stated, 'They wanted to bury us. But they did not [sic] realize that we were also seeds.'"
Op-Ed: 55 Years Is Enough
by Dana BrownOtherWords
WFP Executive Director Dana Brown pens an op-ed outlining why a majority of Americans agree the Cuban embargo should end.
The Dark Side of Development in Colombia
Check out the great new article in NACLA by WfP's Colombia team on violence in Buenaventura
The Border Patrol’s Out-of-Control Growth
by Todd MillerOtherWords
October 30th, 2013
The Border Patrol is the largest U.S. federal law enforcement agency. Its 60,000 agents make our border forces more than double the size of Ecuador’s army. Some policymakers want even more militarization of the border, with $46 billion included in the immigration reform bill the Senate passed in June.
Exporting Unrest to Colombia
Op-ed in Other Words by WFP Colombia Team Member Jeanine Legato. The South American country's recently enacted free-trade deal with the United States is devastating for its farmers.
Activists protest World Bank on Honduras paramilitary funding
On the anniversary of the Honduran coup, Witness for Peace and School of the Americas Watch protest World Bank loans to the Dinant Corporation, widely considered to be a principal contributor to the violence in Honduras' Bajo Aguán region.
Colombian Autoworker on Hunger Strike: Jorge Parra, Activist of the Week
Take Action News
January 31st, 2013
Frank Hammer speaks with David Shuster of Take Action News about the campaign for justice for injured Colombian GM workers.
Press release: Injured Colombian GM workers take their hunger strike to Detroit, thousands protest around the country
On 9/17, thousands around the U.S. stood with Colombian GM workers on hunger strike. Prominent faith leaders made statements and fasted in solidarity. Labor groups passed resolutions in support of the workers. Activists protested at GM headquarters and other locations around the country.
Press Release: Mediation with GM fails, workers re-start hunger strike
In the wake of failed mediation with GM, ASOTRECOL has restarted their hunger strike. Witness for Peace calls on supporters to demand GM return to the negotiating table to reach a just and fair solution.
Ex-GM Workers Suspend Hunger Strike in Colombia
by Dan MolinskiFox Business/Dow Jones Newswires
A small group of former General Motors Co. (GM) employees in Colombia who sewed their mouths shut as part of a three-week hunger strike over a dispute with the auto maker have called off the strike, GM said Thursday. The hunger strike began Aug. 1 in front of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota. The workers claim they were fired from GM's local unit Colmotores more than a year ago due to serious on-the-job injuries sustained while lifting heavy objects and doing repetitive movements on the assembly line and other tasks.
Colombian workers from GM plant continue hunger strike outside US embassy
by Dorian MerinaFree Speech Radio News
In Bogota, Colombia workers from a General Motors plant continue their protest outside the US Embassy. Thirteen current and former workers from GM’s Colmotores plant, launched a hunger strike earlier this month after camping out outside the Embassy for a year. Some have also sewn their mouths shut. The workers say they were dismissed from the factory after being injured on the job. GM denies the claims and says no worker has been dismissed due to health reasons. Colombia remains a dangerous place for workers and labor leaders.
GM workers in Colombia sew mouths shut in protest
by Miriam WellsThe Toronto Star
Nine days into a hunger strike in which he has sewn shut his mouth, Jorge Parra, a former worker for General Motors in Colombia, says his condition is deteriorating. “I have terrible pains in my stomach, my lips are swollen and sore, and I am having problems sleeping,” he says. “But I will not give up.” The 35-year-old is one of a group of men who say they were fired after suffering severe workplace injuries at GM’s Bogota factory, Colmotores, and have taken drastic action to demand compensation.
Will Colombia's protesting workers be heard?
by Shihab RattansiInside Story Americas, Al Jazeera English
At the beginning of this month a group of former General Motors (GM) workers stitched their lips shut and began a hunger strike in the Colombian capital, Bogota. They had already spent over a year outside the US embassy with no success in fighting against what they said was their unfair dismissal. The protestors say GM has fired more than 200 employees after they reported on-the-job injuries, including herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, at the company's Colombian plant.
Colombian Hunger Strikers Sew Mouths Shut To Protest Firing By General Motors
by Benjamin ReevesInternational Business Times
Outside of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, 13 former General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) employees are staging a hunger strike protest charging worker mistreatment by the company, and seven of those men have sewn their mouths shut. The protesting workers, part of the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors Colombia (Asotrecol), assert that they and as many as 200 other employees were fired by GM's Colombian subsidiary GM Colmotores following on-the- job injuries and that the company was responsible for "systemic negligence of the workers' health and well-being."
Martin Sheen Supports Colombian GM Workers
by Witness for Peace
In the wake of yesterday's announcement that ASOTRECOL and GM agreed to a framework for settlement of the workers' claims of illegal firings, Martin Sheen joined rights groups in calling for swift negotiations that meet the workers' demands.
Zenith City Weekly: Si quieres la paz, lucha por la justicia
by Amy Price and Lyn Clark PeggZenith City Weekly
June 12th, 2012
Lyn Clark Pegg and Amy Price report on the findings of their Witness for Peace delegation to Colombia.
LACROSSE TRIBUNE: Columbus Day a Reminder of Immigration Failures
Columbus is credited with forging the first links between American and European civilizations. But whether the manner in which these cultures collided merits commemoration as a federal holiday is doubtful at best.
DULUTH NEWS-TRIBUNE: Time to Put People Ahead of Corporate Profits
September 17th, 2011
President Obama claims that free trade will create jobs, but Bill Hardesty, chair of the board of Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest, sets the record straight.
RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER: Obama was Right to Slow Immigrant Deportations
August 29th, 2011
Witness for Peace founder and Southeast Regional Organizer Gail Phares applauds Obama's decision to stop deportation proceedings against immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety....and pushes for the next step in comprehensive immigration reform.
USA TODAY: Inaugural Reinstated 'People-to-People' Cuba Tours Start Thursday
August 10th, 2011
Witness for Peace's Ken Crowley speaks to the expansion of Cuban cultural programs in areas such as sustainable agriculture and peace-building initiatives.
PEOPLES WORLD: Heading for Havana
August 3rd, 2011
These days, you need not brave the sharks that populate the Straits of Florida to visit Cuba, says Witness for Peace's Sharon Hostetler.
MIAMI HERALD: The Door Opens for More Cuba Travel
July 28th, 2011
Witness for Peace is one of a handful of organizations to be granted a license to expand delegation programs in Cuba.
July 7th, 2011
Law student Isabel Saavedra reflects on her delegation to the U.S./Mexico border.
SEACOAST ONLINE: Mexican family paid terrible price
June 22nd, 2011
The story of the Reyes Salazar family illustrates the negative effects of U.S. policy in Mexico.
THE HILL: Colombia trade deal doesn't pass the smell test
June 21st, 2011
Witness for Peace is featured "where lawmakers come to blog," the Hill's prominent, inside-the-Beltway Congress Blog.
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: 'Steamlined' in Arizona
June 12th, 2011
WFP member Martin Lepkowski on immigration and trade policy reform: U.S. taxpayers can spend billions of dollars to build walls and prisons but this issue will not go away. What is needed is a just immigration-reform policy. We need a fair-trade agreement, not a free-trade agreement that continues to impoverish the poor in Mexico, forcing them to migrate.
DESERET NEWS: Trade deal harmful
May 31st, 2011
The agreement will also prove disastrous for Colombia's small farmers. If passed, subsidized U.S. grain will flood the Colombian market and leave at least 400,000 farmers without their previous source of income, writes WFP intern Kelly Miller.
GRIST: The anti-coal movement goes global
May 27th, 2011
One of the oldest examples of citizens working across national boundaries on coal issues is organizations like Witness for Peace, which has brought attention to mines in Colombia and the U.S.
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS: No deal on trade deal
May 21st, 2011
The nefarious Colombia trade agreement would give corporate profits a small boost, but would have disastrous impacts on the working class and the environment both at home and abroad, says WFP intern Kelly Miller.
DAVIS ENTERPRISE: Nix a trade deal with Colombia
May 13th, 2011
Any trade deal that turns a blind eye toward the mass murder of workers and spurs cocaine production should be a non-starter in Washington, says WFP's Moravia de la O.
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: Colombia free-trade deal may mean more cocaine in U.S.
May 9th, 2011
There's only one Colombian industry that can potentially employ workers who would lose their job in the wake of a free trade deal.
BALTIMORE SUN: The case against the Colombian free trade pact
May 2nd, 2011
Professor Kim Jensen compares lessons from two simultaneous delegations to Colombia: one human rights-focused and the other focused those who stand to benefit from free trade.
VENTURA COUNTY STAR: Marchers advocate for workers' rights
May 1st, 2011
Witness for Peace Southwest marks May 1st with media waves.
THE HERALD-SUN: The quest for justice and peace
The focus of the Witness for Peace demonstration was the criminalization and deportation of immigrants.
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Demonstrators call for immigration reform
April 25th, 2011
The protest was part of the 25th annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, a statewide effort to support human rights for farm workers and undocumented immigrants.
DAILY TAR HEEL: March raises awareness for injustices faced by immigrants
April 24th, 2011
The Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace passes through Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
NEWS 14 CAROLINA: Group makes pilgrimage for immigrant rights
April 22nd, 2011
Demonstrations for immigrant rights and worker equality make the North Carolina evening news.
PROGRESSIVE PULSE: Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in North Carolina
April 21st, 2011
Witness for Peace marks 25 years of demonstrations for peace and justice.
BURLINGTON TIMES NEWS: Marchers call for justice and peace
April 19th, 2011
The march was part of the 25th annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, an event spanning North Carolina demanding immigration reform, fair trade policies and justice for workers.
KPFK RADIO: Colombian free trade deal ignores violence, faces Colombian resistance
April 12th, 2011
Witness for Peace Associate Director Jess Hunter-Bowman sheds light on the faults of the "Action Plan" and the consequences of a U.S.-Colombia FTA for workers in both countries.
COLORLINES MAGAZINE: Wars on the U.S.-Mexico Border Divide and Conquer
March 21st, 2011
National Grassroots Organizer Catalina Nieto is featured in a hard-hitting piece on U.S. policy towards Mexico.
DALLAS MORNING-NEWS: Free Trade's Winners and Losers in Latin America
March 14th, 2011
As the media builds up to President Obama's visit to Latin America, Witness for Peace Associate Director Jess Hunter-Bowman lays out the facts on how free trade affects Latin America.
THE ROANOKE TIMES: Witness for Peace activist recognized with human rights award
March 13th, 2011
Church Women United have awarded long-time Witness for Peace activist Phyllis T. Albritton the Human Rights Award. Phyllis has served on the WFP board of directors, as our Virginia state coordinator and was a WFP delegate to Nicaragua.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE: Military Aid Spurs Violence in Mexico
March 9th, 2011
Amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and Mexico, Presidents Obama and Calderon decide to stay the course on aid to the Mexican military - despite the evidence that it only spurs more violence.
PRESS TV: More U.S. aid won't end Mexico's drug war
February 14th, 2011
Four years have proven that the Mérida Initiative is a reckless strategy contributing to massive bloodshed in Mexico. So why is the U.S. granting the Initiative an extension and additional funding?
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES: The Con to Criminalize Immigrants
January 7th, 2011
An opinion-editorial by Witness for Peace National Grassroots Organizer Catalina Nieto.
HOLA! TENNESSE: Migración forzada: atacando el problema desde la raíz
December 18th, 2010
National Grassroots Organizer Catalina Nieto marks International Migrants Day with a call to address the roots of immigration: U.S. foreign policy.
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: Immigrant rights advocates getting arrested for a cause
December 6th, 2010
Witness for Peace's Catalina Nieto and Galen Cohee Baynes demonstrated for immigrant rights at a for-profit detention center near the School of the Americas in Georgia.
PORTLAND OBSERVER: Get Sensible About Migration
July 27th, 2010
An opinion editorial by Witness for Peace Regional Organizer Colette Cosner
May 27th, 2010
A Washington-based nonprofit, Witness for Peace, presented a letter with 1,300 signatures at Chiquita's annual meeting. The group wants Chiquita to make a formal apology and establish a multimillion dollar fund for victims of Colombian terrorism. It also asked for the Cincinnati-based produce company to fire executives who were involved in making payments to Colombian paramilitary groups.
LA F.M: 1300 estadounidenses reclamaron a Chiquita Brans por pagos a paramilitares
May 27th, 2010
1,300 Witness for Peace activists delivered a petition to Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre demanding reparation for the corporation's involvement in funding terrorist organizations in Colombia.
CINCINNATI ONLINE: Chiquita asked to aid Colombia terror victims
May 27th, 2010
Chiquita's top executive pledged to consider a petition asking for reparations for potential victims of terrorists bankrolled by Chiquita.
BUSINESS COURIER OF CINCINNATI: Protesters petition Chiquita for apology
May 27th, 2010
A Washington-based nonprofit, Witness for Peace, presented a letter with 1,300 signatures at Chiquita's annual meeting. The group wants Chiquita to make a formal apology and establish a multimillion dollar fund for victims of Colombian terrorism. It also asked for the Cincinnati-based produce company to fire executives who were involved in making payments to Colombian paramilitary groups.
KBOO RADIO: Iniciativa Merida: entrevista con Witness for Peace
May 26th, 2010
Colette Cosner, Witness for Peace Northwest Regional Organizer, speaks to the Merida Initiative, free trade and immigration to the U.S.
PACIFICA RADIO: Witness for Peace's Ben Beachy on the Days of Action for Colombia
April 21st, 2010
Hear National Grassroots Organizer Ben Beachy on "Sojourner Truth," Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7FM
OREGON DAILY EMERALD: Group takes Colombian displacement issue to the government
by Ian Geronimo
April 20th, 2010
Activists from the Latin America Solidarity Committee visited the federal courthouse yesterday afternoon to urge members of the U.S. Congress to support a new House resolution that addresses the large-scale internal displacement of populations in Colombia.
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: Presente: Buddy Hughes, lifelong advocate for peace.
April 20th, 2010
Charles Roland "Buddy" Hughes Jr., a former Witness for Peace staffer in Nicaragua, is dead at 81.
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: U.S. agencies abuse Mexican immigrants
April 18th, 2010
Under the guise of protecting the country from drug smugglers and Mexican cartels, the U.S. government uses tax dollars to abuse undocumented immigrants.
NEWSDAY: Long Island residents on a mission of understanding in Mexico
February 20th, 2010
15 Long Islanders explore the roots of migration to the U.S. on a Witness for Peace delegation to San Juan Sosola, Mexico.
DEMING HEADLIGHT: Silent shifts in the Drug War
February 18th, 2010
How does President Obama compare to his predecessors expanding military aid to Latin America for the so-called "Drug War?"
PIONEER PRESS: Doing business with assassins
February 12th, 2010
Anne Holzman of St. Paul, who worked with Witness for Peace in Nicaragua in the 1980s, writes a rebuttal to an editorial calling for passage of a free trade agreement with Colombia.
HAMPTONS ONLINE: What Drives Migration? Surprise, It's Corn
February 1st, 2010
A delegation of 15 Long Islanders - which included educators, university students, and government appointees from both Nassau and Suffolk counties - traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and made a surprising discovery. They learned that Mexican migration patterns are inextricably linked to the global price of corn.
NACLA: The War on Drugs War is a War on the Poor
December 21st, 2009
The war on drugs in Guerrero, like much of the rest of Mexico, is a head-on collision between poverty and militarization.
ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE: U.S. stance OKs Honduran coup
December 11th, 2009
The Obama administration handed a significant victory to the military-backed coup government in Honduras by recognizing the results of its recent presidential elections.
HARVARD LAW REVIEW: Rise in Colombia extrajudicial killings may be linked to pressures on military
November 19th, 2009
In March 2006, Martha Giraldo returned to her father’s farm outside of Cali, Colombia, to find the property surrounded by soldiers and her father dead. Giraldo speaks about the impunity enjoyed by the government actors carrying out extrajudicial killings of Colombian civilians.
CITY BEAT: Terrorism and bananas
November 13th, 2009
Witness for Peace protesters were ready to greet investors as Chiquita held its annual stockholders meeting in downtown Cincinnati.
ROANOKE STAR-SENTINEL: Fair trade makes good sense for co-op
November 12th, 2009
The Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op welcomed a Witness for Peace spokesperson from Nicaragua to its Grandin Village store to discuss fair trade coffee and other food products.
THE REGISTER CITIZEN: Give Hondurans More Time for Fair Elections
November 3rd, 2009
An opinion article by Witness for Peace delegate to Honduras Roxanne Hanson.
MARBLEHEAD REPORTER: Marblehead resident takes Honduras into her heart
October 14th, 2009
Marblehead resident and former Boston Globe columnist Linda Weltner reports on her Witness for Peace delegation to Honduras.
MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL: Fairfax Pastor Marks 3 Decades of Human Rights Advocacy
October 11th, 2009
The Rev. Kenneth Weare traveled to Honduras Witness for Peace to gather testimony and look into human rights abuses inflicted by the regime that ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in a June 2009 military coup.
SEACOAST ONLINE: Stand Up for Immigration Reform
October 7th, 2009
A letter to the editor published by Witness for Peace supporter Miles Freeman exposes the roots of migration: U.S. trade policy.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Forced migration from Mexico
September 21st, 2009
WFP Southeast Regional Organizer Gail Phares advocates immigration and trade reform based on her experience leading a delegation to Mexico.
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES: NAFTA is our problem, not immigration
August 30th, 2009
An opinion editorial by Mexico-based Witness for Peace International Team member Alexis Ball.
AUGUSTA CHRONICLE: Isolated Cuba is making remarkable strides
August 8th, 2009
Witness for Peace delegate to Cuba reports his experiences.
VENTURA COUNTY STAR: Oxnard teachers hope to raise funds to visit Cuba
July 6th, 2009
Francisco Romero prepares for a delegation of 37 educators from across the United States to travel to Cuba with Witness for Peace.
REGISTER CITIZEN: Hey, Congress, want to save a few million?
June 30th, 2009
Witness for Peace's Andean Regional Director, Jess Hunter-Bowman, calls on Congress to end the costly, ineffective and unethical aerial fumigation program in Colombia.
CNN: Protesters block streets as Obama, Uribe talk free trade
June 29th, 2009
President Barack Obama discussed a free trade agreement with his Colombian counterpart while scores of protesters clogged streets near the White House to demonstrate against the pact.
WYMT NEWS: People from around the country study coal mining in Appalachia
May 29th, 2009
Witness for Peace delegates met with miners in eastern Kentucky prior to traveling to Colombia, where they will also study coal mining.
NACLA: Megaprojects & Militarization
May 29th, 2009
As Mexican security budgets inflate with U.S. aid intended to combat the rising power of drug trafficking and organized crime these funds are increasingly being used to protect the interests of multinational corporations.
WILLIAMSON DAILY NEWS: Pike resident joins delegation going to Colombian coal fields
May 25th, 2009
Pike County resident Vanessa Hall will be part of a U.S. delegation visiting the coal fields of Colombia, South America.
De el Providence Journal: el Acuerdo de Libre Comercio con Colombia pueda significar más cocaina en los E.U.
Solo hay una industria Colombiana que posiblemente pueda dar empleos a trabajadoras/es que perderian su empleo tras un acuerdo de libre comercio.
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: More of the same drug war isn’t the answer
April 27th, 2009
Witness for Peace Regional Director Jess Hunter-Bowman critiques the application of militarized anti-drug measures in Mexico.
TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT: Military response won’t halt drug flow
April 21st, 2009
A letter to the editor on Mexico's drug-related violence and NAFTA by Witness for Peace supporter Jenaro Rodriguez.
DAILY GAZETTE: Military approach not enough to win drug war
April 21st, 2009
Letter to the editor on Mexico's drug-related violence and NAFTA by Witness for Peace supporter Luisa Torres.
EL ESPECTADOR: Piden a Obama frenar Plan Colombia y TLC
April 20th, 2009
A Colombian newspaper reports on the protest in Washington, calling for a shift from military aid for Colombia to humanitarian assistance for the displaced and a continued hold on the U.S.-Colombia FTA.
EL TIEMPO: Marcha en seis ciudades de E.U. harán el lunes para protestar contra el desplazamiento en Colombia
April 19th, 2009
Colombia's largest daily, El Tiempo, reports on the U.S. activities for the National Day of Action for Peace in Colombia.
BURLINGTON TIMES-NEWS: Protests at jail lead to arrests
April 8th, 2009
Witness for Peace organizers protested unjust immigration policies during the 23rd annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace.
BURLINGTON TIMES-NEWS: Protests met with counter-demonstration in North Carolina
April 6th, 2009
Witness for Peace Southeast makes headlines with their 23rd annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace.
BRATTLEBORO REFORMER: Local woman leads health-care delegation to Cuba
April 6th, 2009
Pyschologist and Witness for Peace Board member Judy Greenberg describes her recent delegation to Cuba researching the country's health care system and the impact of the U.S. embargo.
YES WEEKLY: Border Crossings
March 18th, 2009
Witness for Peace sends a delegation of North Carolina leaders to Oaxaca, Mexico to examine the root causes of immigration to their state.
DAILY NEWS TRIBUNE: Poisoned crops and a failed drug policy
March 5th, 2009
An opinion piece by Andean Regional Director Jess Hunter-Bowman demonstrates that chemical spraying in the Amazon is a failed drug policy with terrible consequences for Colombian farmers.
BRATTLEBORO REFORMER: Local woman to travel to Cuba
February 11th, 2009
Pyschologist and Witness for Peace Board member Judy Greenberg describes her upcoming trip to Cuba as a way to see first-hand the impact of the U.S. embargo on Cuba's health care system.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER: 40 years of embargo is enough
February 1st, 2009
A letter to the editor by a Witness for Peace delegate to Cuba.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TIMES: Halt U.S. aid to Colombian military
January 14th, 2009
An opinion piece by Andean Regional Director Jess Hunter-Bowman suggests military aid to Colombia should be halted due to a reported increase in killings by the Colombian military.
Where there is SOA, there is Witness for Peace
by Patrick O'NeillNational Catholic Reporter
November 26th, 2008
The National Catholic Reporter interviews WFP Executive Director Melinda St. Louis at this year's School of the Americas Vigil