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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.
THE EAST HAMPTON STAR: Border Trouble
July 7th, 2011
Law student Isabel Saavedra reflects on her delegation to the U.S./Mexico border.
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
BUSINESS COURIER OF CINCINNATI: Spanish
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COMMON DREAMS: Food crisis in Mexico is linked to U.S. policies, bodes for increased immigration
August 12th, 2008
Witness for Peace's Mexico-based International Team analyzes the U.S. policies at the root of Mexico's food crisis.
BOSTON GLOBE: Past is perfect - for U.S. corporations
July 16th, 2008
A letter to the editor regarding the Colombia Free Trade Agreement by Witness for Peace supporter Avi Chomsky.
NACLA REPORT ON THE AMERICAS: Keeping trade fair in Mexico
March 26th, 2006
An opinion editorial by Hope Bastian of the Mexico-based International Team.
U.S. NEWSWIRE: Coalition denounces CAFTA approval
July 28th, 2005
Witness for Peace and other solidarity groups pledge to continue the fight against the implementation of the unjust free trade agreement.
U.S. NEWSWIRE: Grassroots CAFTA opponents mobilize for final vote
July 27th, 2005
Witness for Peace activists oppose free trade agreements between the United States and Central America.
COMMON DREAMS: In the war on Cuba, truth dies first
May 11th, 2005
An opinion editorial by Witness for Peace International Team member Martin Hooper.
NJ.COM: Face to face with another world
A delegation of students from the College of New Jersey travels to Nicaragua to understand the effects of U.S. foreign policy on the region.

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