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Colombian Civic Strike Leaders Visit Canada

Buenaventura strikes!

In 2017, social organizations launched a remarkable three-week civic strike that forced the Colombian government to negotiate solutions to the city’s pressing social and human rights crisis. Residents literally shut down Colombia’s most important trade route. Many, many activists were called upon to organize and participate in this momentous event with remarkable success.

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Urgent Action: Killings & Death Threats in Colombia

Call on Colombian authorities to stop the killing, stigmatization and death threats against social leaders and human rights defenders in Colombia. (more…)

Volcano Relief – Guatemalan Women’s Sector

By now many Canadians have heard of the horrendous eruption of the Fuego (Fire) Volcano that began Sunday June 3,destroying several Guatemalan communities, killing at least 110 – hundreds more are still missing – and displacing thousands. (more…)

Urgent Action: Mass Arrests in Colombia

Please call on Colombia’s President to release rights defenders arrested April 20-22. (more…)

Disaster Capitalism: Hurricane Maria & Puerto Rico’s Schools

To learn more about the role of the teachers federation and other Puerto Rican unions’ role in community–based recovery: http://bit.ly/2Ardg7k

I just got off the phone with Sofia Feliciano in Puerto Rico. She told me that her father had been arrested yesterday. (more…)