- 3 MOCSAM members murdered
- Urgent Action: Illegal arrest of Priest and 22 members of Honduran National Resistance Front
- Article: THE AGUA ZARCA DAM: How the World Bank and Central American Bank for Economic Integration are Profiting from the Looting of Indigenous Lenca Territory
Here is a translation of the article from Conexihon.info that covers the incident that occurred yesterday regarding the 3 MOCSAM members that were murdered by sugar company security guards. The campesino are still occupying the land today and are under threat by the paramilitary guards who illegally possess military grade firearms. Valentin Avelar’s body was finally attended to by the medical examiner at 9pm. 6 hours after the shooting!!
PLEASE CALL THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY of Human Rights in Cortres, RENE DIAZ 011 (504) 3389-5098. AND Ministra de Justicia y Derechos Humanos, Ana Piñeda (504) 9982 680
Demand that the human rights of the campesinos of MOCSAM be protected. Inform Fiscalia Diaz that international observers will continue to follow the situation. Also inform them of the illegal possession of military grade firearms by the guards. Continue reading
Call and Send the Message Below to Senate Judiciary Committee and Gang of Eight Members
- PLEASE SUPPORT AMENDMENTS WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS WHO COULD QUALIFY FOR THE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP AND OPPOSE AMENDMENTS WHICH WOULD MAKE ELIGIBILITY MORE RESTRICTIVE.
- PLEASE SUPPORT AMENDMENTS WHICH WOULD RESTORE AND STRENGTHEN THE CURRENT FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM -BASED UPON THE UNION OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND THEIR CHILDREN- AND OPPOSE AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD WEAKEN THE SYSTEM.
- PLEASE SUPPORT CURRENT PROVISIONS IN S. 744 WHICH STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, SUCH AS REFUGEES, ASYLUM-SEEKERS, AND UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AND OPPOSE AMENDMENTS WHICH WEAKEN THOSE PROTECTIONS.
“Take Action” to email the message to the Senators in the Judiciary Committee and the Gang of Eight.
Dial 1-866-940-2439 to call in your message to the Senate Judiciary Members.
For the four other Gang of Eight members not on the Judiciary Committee, call the individual Senators’ offices at the following numbers:
Sen. Marco Rubio: 202-224-3041 Sen. Bob Menedez: 202-224-4744
Sen. John McCain: 202-224-2235 Sen. Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852
Fast food workers right here in St. Louis don’t make enough money to support their families, or cover their basic needs, on $7.35 an hour.
We can change it – but we need your help. Take the first step by walking with fast food workers on Thursday, May 9, at 4:15pm.
Tell Sec. Kerry: Stop Pushing Anti-Worker, Anti-Union, Pro-Privatization Legislation in El Salvador! (click to sign the petition)
Action Alert – May 1, 2013
While thousands of people take to the streets for immigrant and workers’ rights in the US, 70,000+ Salvadorans and CISPES delegates are marching in honor of May Day, International Workers Day, to stop Washington’s latest economic disaster from plowing through the Salvadoran legislature. The sweeping privatization legislation known as the Public-Private Partnership Law (“P3 Law”) – vigorously pushed by the US Ambassador to El Salvador - proposes to sell off the country’s public water, healthcare, education, ports and highways to the highest transnational bidder. Continue reading
International Labor Rights Forum Urges US Brands and Retailers to Join Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement
Building Collapse Today Is Another Wake-Up Call for Walmart and Other Major Buyers to Act Immediately to Prevent Future Tragedies
More than 80 workers died and hundreds were injured when apparel factories collapsed in the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh today. Families continue to search for survivors. This disaster comes just 5 months after the fire at Tazreen Fashions garment factory near Dhaka, which killed 112 workers on November 24, 2012. Walmart-labeled product was found in Tazreen and now one of the factories in the Rana complex, Ether-Tex, had listed Walmart-Canada as a buyer on their website. Walmart has yet to contribute to the worker compensation fund for Tazreen victims. Continue reading
The Genocide Case has been stalled, and is at risk of being annulled. Please act now to make a historic stand in solidarity with the Ixil people and all Guatemalans who seek justice! Sign the petition TODAY. Continue reading
National Call-in Day! Echo the Voices of Grassroots Activists in DC!
Tuesday, April 9: Call Your Member of Congress Today
In Honduras, and across the Americas, human rights activists, teachers, students, medics, and farmers are mobilizing, speaking out, putting their bodies on the line and demanding that the US end the militarization of the Hemisphere. And in the belly of the beast, SOA Watch activists are meeting this week with their members of Congress, urging them to take a stand on the side of justice.
We need you to pick up the phone now, and echo the voices of thousands across the Hemisphere. Click here to find your Representative (or call the Capitol Switchboard TOLL FREE at 866-338-1015 and ask to be connected to your Representative), and ask that they become an original cosponsor to the forthcoming McGovern bill to suspend and investigate the SOA/WHINSEC. Continue reading
Tell President Obama and Congress to end all U.S. aid to the Honduran National Police, as required by U.S. law.
The State Department assured Congress that millions of U.S. tax dollars given to the Honduran National Police only go to units that don’t operate under the direct supervision of Director General Juan Carlos Bonilla, who has been accused of responsibility for extrajudicial killings for which he has never been investigated. But the Associated Press has found that all Honduran National Police units are under Bonilla’s control. Aid to police units under Bonilla’s control violate U.S. law.
Urge the Obama Administration and Congress to end all U.S. aid to the Honduran National Police, as required by U.S. law. Continue reading