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Urgent Action for Antonio Ariza

Update:

Antonio has been found!

We have learned that Antonio Ariza has been found and is alive. We will post more information as we receive it.

Thank you so much to everyone for your outreach, advocacy and prayers.

–The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Christian Peacemaker Teams Congress

A 25th Anniversary Celebration

October 13-16, 2011
Chicago, Illinois,  USA

Hosted by Reba Place Church
535 Custer Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

 

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Time (Again) for Presbyterians to Go to Ft. Benning

by Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Director of Colombia Programs

Fellowship of Reconciliation’s John Lindsay-Poland has written a new and excellent article in NACLA, the North American Congress on Latin America: Beyond the Drug War: The Pentagon’s Other Operations in Latin America. In it he details data from the Global Commission on Drug Policy which has found in their latest report that the US military continues to use the language of “War on Drugs” to mask ongoing and increasing training programs, base building operations, and deployments, some of which would not be legally permitted on US soil.

Colombia Advocacy with LAWG

The Latin America Working Group recently hosted a conference call that focused on advocacy tips, particularly in communicating with members of Congress.

Click here to listen to the recording of the call

Expression of Solidarity from Argentinian Church

Evangelical Church of the River Plate,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Manifesto of solidarity with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and with the people of Colombia against Free Trade Agreements.

Saying No to the Colombia Free Trade Agreement

By Shannan Vance-Ocampo

On July 11th, over 200 people converged in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. All were there to raise their voices to President Obama to say “NO” to the proposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). With all of the budget and debt negotiations on Capitol Hill, including a deadlock on approving the TAA, President Obama is yet to send the CFTA to Congress.

Click here to read the full article

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