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Tue Aug 14, 2012, 11:36 AM

Any DU'ers meeting, greeting or joining the Caravan for Peace?

Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces. We have 3 New Mexico options. I'll be meeting & greeting the in El Paso because we have an anti-drug-war booth at our county fair while they're in Alb, SF & LC.

This is MY biggest issue and I am so hoping other DU'er will support this effort:

Dear Neighbor,
The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, MPJD sends greetings to you and your organization.

We are a movement that emerged last year in response to widespread violence in Mexico stemming from the policies of the war against drugs and drug cartels. The 60,000 deaths, the 10,000 disappearances, and the 160,000 internally displaced people during the past six years is a tragedy caused directly by failed security policies. Importantly, only 2% of all crimes committed in Mexico are investigated and solved.

We are dedicated to giving voice to the families of victims of this violence and to publicizing the real costs of this war. We have made it clear that the Mexican state must stop denying its responsibilities, which it does by criminalizing the victims of violence. Instead, it must accept that there are victims, and that it is the Mexican government’s responsibility to provide justice and reparations to them. With this in mind, we have asked for a change from the current security strategy to one focused on human security. ..http://www.globalexchange.org/mexico/caravan/invitation


Tucson, AZ – Thursday, Aug 16

Las Cruces, NM – Friday, Aug 17

Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM – Saturday, Aug 18

Santa Fe, NM – Sunday, Aug 19

Rest Day, Santa Fe, NM – Monday, Aug 20

El Paso, TX – Tuesday, Aug 21

http://www.globalexchange.org/mexico/caravan/route

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