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National Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia
Colombia's faith communities stand firmly for peace amidst grueling violence. Now they ask your faith community to join them through the National Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia.
Congress: Fumigation wrecks livelihoods. It's time for a different strategy.
Fumigation has destroyed the livelihoods of many in Colombia, including, recently, the Association of Women Pineapple Growers in Putumayo. Take action to tell the House Appropriations Committee that this way of waging the War on Drugs is unjust and ineffective!
Protect a Colombian priest under threat and support his human rights work
Take action to protect Fr. Alberto, a Colombian priest and a leading human rights defender in a country at war. He is being targeted for his work supporting peace communities under threat, human rights victims and peacemakers.
Coal Mining Giants: Stop the Abuses in Colombia
Tell coal mining giants that people and the environment are more precious than corporate profits! Workers and communities in Colombia call on you to take action and demand that three mining giants, Drummond Coal, Goldman Sachs and Cerrejon, abide by international and Colombian laws.
Pressure for justice: GM dealership visits
Hold GM accountable for labor rights violations in Colombia by delivering a letter to your local GM dealership Jan 14-29 during the Detroit Auto Show.
Standing with Striking GM Workers on International Human Rights Day!
Hold GM accountable for labor rights violations in Colombia by taking action in support of workers on hunger strike.
Keeping the pressure on GM
In the wake of a national day of action, GM workers suspend their hunger strike as a good faith gesture. We hope a solution will come soon for these workers seeking justice.
Colombian activist featured on PBS coming to the Great Lakes this fall
Francia Marquez, an Afro-Colombian activist featured on PBS, will visit the Great Lakes states of IL, IN, OH and MI from October 29 to November 14. Contact Witness for Peace to host her in your community.
Stop Mining Company's Land Grab in Colombia
In recent weeks, a notice was hung at a town hall advising the Afro-Colombian community of Roche that their land would be expropriated so that Cerrejón—one of the world´s largest open-pit coal mines—could expand its operations. Take action now to stop this expropriation.
Urgent Action: Colombian union leaders in danger
Take action to stand up for Colombian union leaders facing death threats. Unionists have received over 500 death threats resulting in 29 assassinations in just over a year.
Join the National Days of Action for Colombia/Únase a la Jornada Nacional de Acción por Colombia
Join your voice with that of Colombians, through the National Days of Action for Colombia, to say "Now is the Time for Peace with Justice."/Una su voz con la de l@s colombian@s, a través de la Jornada Nacional de Acción por Colombia, para decir "Este es el Momento para la Paz con Justicia."
Call Congress: National Day of Action for Colombia
Call Congress to demand U.S. policy toward Colombia that promotes peace, economic justice and human rights.
Victory for Martha!
Five years ago, members of the U.S.-backed Colombian army killed Jose Giraldo, an innocent farmer. His daughter Martha risked her life seeking justice. Her risk has finally paid off.
Secretary of State Clinton: Protect Human Rights and Halt Funding for Killers in Colombia
Witness for Peace calls on the State Department to suspend all military assistance to the Colombian armed forces.
Letter to the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia: Close the SOA
The Colombia-based Witness for Peace International Team delivered an open letter urging the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia to advocate for the closure of the School of the Americas.
Support the TRADE Act
The TRADE Act would renegotiate NAFTA and CAFTA. It's gaining ground in Congress and needs your support.
Tell Congress to Stop Displacing Colombians
Nearly 5 million Colombians have been displaced. Yet, our government continues to send more in military aid than in humanitarian aid to Colombia, assisting the perpetrators more than the victims. Help us inundate Congress with calls and emails for policies that would alleviate, not exacerbate, Colombia's crisis.