Port Workers' Union in Colombia Demands Justice: Hold U.S. Policymakers Accountable to Labor Action Plan Promises
The Black Lives Matter movement has resonated with the Port Workers' Union in Colombia, as they continue to demand justice for a predominately Afro-Colombian work force. Answer the Union's call for international solidarity as they demand that their employers respect labor rights./El movimiento Black Lives Matter (Las Vidas de l@s Afro Importan) ha resonado con la Unión Portuaria en Colombia, ya que el sindicato sigue exigiendo la justicia para una fuerza laboral mayormente afrocolombiana. Responde al llamado de la Unión para la solidaridad internacional mientras exige que sus empleadores respeten los derechos laborales.
In the wake of Carlos' murder, stand up for justice in Honduras
Last month, Carlos Mejia Orellana was killed in his home. He was a part of the team at Radio Progreso - a radio station in El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras. Join us in protesting this senseless murder and take action now to protect human rights defenders in Honduras.
Adelante! Peace with Justice for ALL Colombians
Now is your chance to tell Washington to support peace in Colombia. Join thousands from across the United States in a National Day of Action for Peace in Colombia by contacting your representatives in Washington to call for peace and economic justice.
Stand up for human rights in Honduras
Since the June 2009 coup d’état in Honduras, criminalization of human rights defenders in the country has dramatically escalated. The situation in the indigenous community of Río Blanco is particularly concerning. Click here to take action to stand up for human rights.
Take Action to Protect WFP and Other Accompaniers in Honduras!/¡Actúe para Proteger a APP y Otr@s Acompañantes en Honduras!
On July 25th, 2013, two international human rights accompaniers were kidnapped and threatened for two and a half hours by armed guards in Nueva Esperanza, Honduras. Tell the U.S. Embassy in Honduras and the State Department that they must be vocal in support of accompaniers in Honduras, and take steps to ensure that their work is not undermined./El 25 de julio del 2013 dos acompañantes internacionales de derechos humanos fueron secuestrad@s y amenazad@s por dos horas y media por guardias armados en Nueva Esperanza, Honduras. Dígales a la Embajada de EE.UU. en Honduras y al Departamento de Estado de EE.UU que hagan claro su apoyo a l@s acompañantes en Honduras, y que tomen medidas para asegurarse de que el trabajo l@s acompañante no se vea socavado.
Mexican Environmental Activist Murdered. U.S. Embassy: Speak Out./Activista Ambientalista Mexicano Asesinado: Embajada de EE.UU: Hable Claro.
Environmental activist Noe Vazquez Ortiz was stoned to death by unidentified individuals in his hometown of Amatlan de los Reyes in the Mexican state of Veracruz, with no response from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Tell the U.S. Embassy in Mexico to support justice for these crimes, and promote steps that will protect, not victimize, activists like Noé./El activista ambientalista Noé Vázquez Ortiz fue asesinado a pedradas por sujetos de identidad desconocida en su pueblo natal de Amatlán de los Reyes, en el estado mexicano de Veracruz, sin respuesta alguna de la embajada estadounidense en México. Dígale a la embajada estadounidense en México que insista en la justicia para estos crímenes, y que promueva medidas que protejan, y no victimicen, a activistas como Noé.
Act Now to Stop a Community's Eviction in Colombia/Actúe Ahora para Empedir el Desalojo de Una Comunidad en Colombia
On July 8th, 2013, the already twice-displaced community of Pitalito en Cesar province, Colombia, received word that the mayor had ordered their eviction. Take action now to prevent the third displacement of Pitalito./El 8 de julio del 2013, Pitalito, una comunidad que ya se había desplazada dos veces, en el departamento de Cesar, Colombia, recibió la noticia que el alcalde había ordenado su desalojo. Actúe ahora para impedir el tercer desplazamiento de Pitalito.
Human Rights Defender Killed by Honduran Army/Defensor de Derechos Humanos Asesinado por el Ejército Hondureño
Tomas Garcia was participating in a peaceful mobilization against a hydroelectric dam on the morning of July 15, 2013, when he was shot and killed by members of the Honduran army. Take action now to contact the US Embassy in Honduras./Tomás García estaba participando en una movilización pacífica en contra de una presa hidroeléctrica en la mañana del 15 de julio, 2013, cuando fue asesinado a tiros por miembros del ejército hondureño. Tome acción ahora: póngase en contacto con la Embajada de EE.UU. en Honduras.
Congress: Defeat These Unjust Immigration Bills./Congreso: Derrote Estos Proyectos de Ley Sobre Inmigración Injustos
Join Witness for Peace in standing up for immigrant rights and justice, and send a message to your Representative to vote against several bills that would push the final immigration bill in the vastly wrong direction./Unáse a Acción Permanente por la Paz para seguir defendiendo los derechos de y la justicia para l@s inmigrantes: envíe un mensaje a su Representante para que vote en contra de varios proyectos de ley que llevarían la reforma migratoria comprehensiva en una dirección muy equivocada.
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.
Honduras Solidarity Action Toolkit and Resources
June 2012 marked the three year anniversary of the Honduran coup. Over those three years, the Honduran people have endured unacceptable levels of political repression. WFP has created a Honduras Solidarity Action Toolkit to help you organize solidarity actions in your community.
UPDATED: Further Action Needed to Protect Lives in Colombia
Many of you answered Jani's call and took action last month to protect human rights in Putumayo. Unfortunately, the situation has deteriorated there. And we want to ask you to reiterate your concern by sending another message to policymakers today.
Take Action for Human Rights in Honduras!
In the three years since the military coup, the Honduran people have suffered a catastrophic level of violence and repression. Yet many Hondurans valiantly stand up against injustice and rampant impunity in their country. Stand with them now by taking action!
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: DEA involved in Honduras massacre
On May 11 the DEA participated in a drug raid with Honduran police that left at least four civilians dead, including two pregnant women. Please join us in demanding an investigation and prosecution of those responsible for these murders.
Set the record straight on Obama's trip to Colombia
The press coverage of President Obama's recent trip Colombia for the Summit of the Americas was very one-sided. Now you can help set the record straight in just a minute by sending a letter to the editor through the WFP online action center.
Celebrate Victory: Pedro is Home
Please take a moment to welcome Pedro home and congratulate the Guzman family on their work to defend immigrant rights in the face of for-profit detention!
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.
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.
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