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Anti-Militarism: News & Updates
November 5, 2017
On Sunday, November 5, 2017, the InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF) will commemorate the 36th anniversary of the martyrdom of Cleveland women in El Salvador. On December 2, 1980—four US women (including Cleveland’s Jean Donovan and Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel) paid with their lives for deciding to stay in solidarity with oppressed and marginalized peoples, despite political turmoil in El Salvador.
June 15, 2017 to June 24, 2017
Travel with IRTF on a delegation to Colombia with Christian Peacemaker Teams(CPT)
May 26, 2017
police repression and injuries to the mostly Afro-descendant residents of Buenaventura in Valle del Cauca Deptartment during a general strike and other protests for health, education, water and sanitation
May 23, 2017
Raids by Gaitanista paramilitaries threaten the mostly indigenous and Afro-descendant communities of the Jiguamiandó River Basin collective territory in Chocó Dept., near Pueblo Nuevo Humanitarian Zone (an official demilitarized safety zone)
May 22, 2017
Arson is among the threatening actions by paramilitaries in the rural areas of Remedios, Antioquia Department. Paramilitaries are seeking out Ricaurte García, a human rights defender with CAHUCOPANA (Humanitarian Action Corporation for Coexistence and Peace of Northeast Antioquia).
April 21, 2017 to April 24, 2017
Travel with IRTF to DC in April for Advocacy visits to Ohio Representatives and Senators and to participate in the EAD conference.
78 US LEGISLATORS CALL FOR ACTION ON HONDURAS IN RESPONSE TO MURDERS OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS
April 4, 2017
Two letters sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from both House and Senate expressing grave concern at the risks facing activists who defend their land and the environment in Honduras.
March 26, 2017
Unjust criminalization, arrests and detentions of seven community leaders in the south of Bolívar, affiliated with FEDEAGROBISMOL (Agro-mining Federation of the South of Bolivar) and the People’s Congress
March 23, 2017
Death threats to indigenous rights defender Lottie Cunningham Wren, lawyer and founder of the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN).