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Join CISPES’ 3rd Radical Roots Delegation to El Salvador

Delegation Date:  July 22, 2018 to August 1, 2018 An opportunity for Central Americans in the diaspora to (re)connect with El Salvador’s culture, revolutionary history and learn directly from social movement leaders about current struggles for social justice in El Salvador!  Delegation Dates: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Join CISPES in its 3rd Radical Roots Delegation! Apply Here! Applications accepted on a rolling basis - apply to day as spots are limited. These days it seems like there are ample opportunities for Central Americans in the diaspora to travel to their family’s homelands  and (re)connect with…

Venezuela: ¿US next adventure?

http://resumen-english.org/2018/02/bolivarian-venezuela-the-most-acute-point-of-anti-imperialist-confrontation/ Bolivarian Venezuela, the Most Acute Point of Anti-imperialist Confrontation   By Carlos Aznárez on February 13, 2018 Bolivarian militia, Photo: Bill Hackwell It is not about dramatizing, exaggerating or outlining apocalyptic conspiracies, but each of the pieces that the Empire is moving on the Latin American chess board aims to establish a scenario of military intervention against Bolivarian Venezuela. It may be outsourced or executed directly with the false excuses of “humanitarianism”. The situation becomes more serious if one takes into account that all this warmongering scaffolding could be aimed at preventing the Chavista people from another strong electoral…

The U.S. is propping up a dictatorship in Honduras

Taken from https://news.vice.com By David Noriega Feb 9, 2018   The inauguration ceremony for Juan Orlando Hernández's second term as president of Honduras was held in a sparsely attended stadium guarded by hundreds of soldiers and police officers decked out in riot gear. Outside, in the streets of Tegucigalpa, protesters did what they've been doing since November, when Hernández went against the country’s constitution to run for a second term: They blocked roads, burned tires, and chanted, using the president's initials, "Out with JOH!"   Hernández's re-election represents a political and social crisis for the already-fragile nation, and casts new…

Honduras: Democracy being attacked. Call Congress.

PCASC supporters: We want to share this link with you. Facts are: . More than 30 people have already being killed during protests against disputed election. . Hundreds have being arrested, injured, or tortured. . Thousands of Hondurans are taking the streets in protest of election fraud and goverment repression.

Solidarity is blooming … Come on in … and join us

Saturday January 20, 2-5 pm Pioneer Courthouse Square, then march Join us to hold our Berta banner and support humane relations, not exploitation of any kind. Sunday January 21, 1-4pm, Terry Schrunk Plaza, between 3rd & 4th Aves, Madison & Jefferson Streets. Wear RED! Join Indigenous Womxn and Hondurans Rising in Our United Movement. Monday January 22, 6 pm KBOO Labor Radio: Honduran Americans Maribel Gomez and Chevy Saaba on Honduran resistance to their stolen election and our common struggle.

Honduras: Emergency Faith Delegation.

Father Melo (Rev. Ismael Moreno, SJ), the Jesuit priest who has accompanied the Honduran people for a more than 20 years is appealing to the international community for immediate emergency help. "We need you to organize delegations that come to accompany us, to witness what is happening here and to share it with the world." This delegation of faith leaders will do exactly that. Background: Honduras is in an extreme crisis following a flawed presidential election on November 26th. Social movements have been pouring into the streets for weeks protesting electoral fraud, repressed by Honduran security forces. Over 30 people…

¡¡¡You are invited!!! …

Join us at our monthly general meetings, 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7-9 pm at the PCASC office, 2249 E Burnside St. We will be starting to set our 2018 agenda for general meetings, events, delegations and other work. Please join us to share your ideas and information! We have big hopes for bringing more people into our activist network in 2018 and continuing the good work that PCASC has been doing since 1979. Plans include: monthly speakers from Portland and the region who are experts on current movements and issues in Latin America; sending members on delegations to Latin American countries with…

The Politics of Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2014 By William Loren Katz (taken from: https://zinnedproject.org/2014/11/the-politics-of-thanksgiving-day/) With family excitement building with the approach of Thanksgiving, you would never know November was Native American History Month. We would do well to recognize Native American resistance to colonialism on Thanksgiving instead of the myths about Native American dinner with Pilgrims. Thanksgiving remains the most treasured holiday in the United States, honored by the White House since Abraham Lincoln initiated the holiday to rouse northern patriotism for a war that was not going well. Thanksgiving has often served political ends. In 2003, in the current age of U.S. Middle East invasions, President George Bush…

Delegations

DELEGATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF VOICES’ VISION OF ACCOMPANIMENT. Since the late 1980s, Voices has been hosting groups coming from the US. Delegations usually run from 7-9 days and offer participants the opportunity to learn about the country’s history and its current important social movements for justice, peace and development taking place. →   TYPES OF DELEGATIONS →   GROUPS WE HOST →   TOPICS WE DISCUSS →   COST AND LOGISTICS →   POST DELEGATION TYPES OF DELEGATIONS General Delegations Delegates will accompany Salvadorans in commemorating significant historical events for El Salvador and the world. Events like the martyrdom anniversaries of Oscar Romero,…