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Anti-Militarism: News & Updates
July 1, 2019
June 29, 2019
Trump, at G20, Praises Mexico on Migrants
June 24, 2019
recent killings by paramilitary groups—as well as government security forces—of four persons in Colombia. They are: Jader Pertuz, age 24, Jader Polo, age 24, Jeferson Trochez Escue, age 16, and Luis Fernándo Velásquez.
June 14, 2019
On World Environment Day, June 5, upwards of 16,000 people in San Salvador took to the streets for the 19th annual Caminata Ecológica(Ecological Walk), calling for land and water rights and an end to the right-wing water privatization campaign. This urban pilgrimage began in 2000 as a way of visibilizing the country’s environmental issues and organizing popular support behind them.
June 13, 2019
In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren’s trial ended June 11 in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Scott Warren had been arrested January 17, 2018, just hours after No More Deaths released a report detailing how U.S. Border Patrol agents had intentionally destroyed more than 3,000 gallons of water left out for migrants crossing the border. The group also published a video showing border agents dumping out jugs of water in the desert. Hours after the report was published, authorities raided the Barn, a No More Deaths aid camp in Ajo, where they found two migrants who had sought temporary refuge.
June 11, 2019
Judge invokes pressure, jurors still deadlocked
June 5, 2019
State convicted for “the worst massacre” in the history of Colombia’s armed conflict
A court sentenced Colombia’s state to repair survivors of the 2000 paramilitary massacre of El Salado for its responsibility in arguably the bloodiest massacre committed during the armed conflict.
May 26, 2019
130 former members of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed since the signing of the peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian Government in 2016.
May 2, 2019 to May 9, 2019
Weekly Interfaith Prayer Vigil to Protest ICE Policies
at ICE processing office, 925 Keynote Circle, Brooklyn Heights, OH
focus: To show the love, concern, and compassion that people of faith have for immigrants who are suffering under the harsh policies of ICE.
Please join us each Thursday at 4pm! All people of faith and conscience are welcome!
March 26, 2019
Argemiro López Pertuz, a rural organizer, was murdered on March 17. Armed men broke into his home in the village of La Guayacana in Tumaco municipality, Nariño Department, attacked him and his family, injuring his partner and his mother. Argemiro López Pertuz promoted the implementation of the Comprehensive National Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS), which was established under the peace agreement 2016. More than 30 people working on crop substitution programs have been murdered in this area since November 2016. Meanwhile, coca production is increasing.