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    CISPES-LA DENOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOHN NEGROPONTE; CALLS FOR VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK CONFIRMATION The appointment of career diplomat John Negroponte by
    Message 1 of 30 , Feb 17, 2005
      CISPES-LA DENOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOHN NEGROPONTE;
      CALLS FOR VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK CONFIRMATION
      The appointment of career diplomat John Negroponte
      by President Bush to be the the Director of National
      Intelligence brings back sad and shocking memories to
      those who were active in the Central America struggles
      of the 1980's, while Negroponte was ambassador to
      Honduras.
      The appointment, on live television early Thursday
      morning, stunned the solidarity and peace movements.
      Negroponte was linked to human rights abuses in
      Central America and has been dogged by credible
      testimony that he ignored the use of torture during
      the contra war against Nicaragua.
      The appointment calls for Senate confirmation and
      CISPES is suggesting phone calls to the U.S. Senate
      calling for a no vote on confirmation. The
      Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121 and then a
      request to speak to Sen. Boxer or Sen. Feinstein.
      In addition to his work with the Nicaraguan Contra
      army, Negroponte helped conceal from Congress the
      murder, kidnapping and torture abuses of a
      CIA-equipped and trained Honduran military unit,
      Battalion 3-16. No mention of these human rights
      abuses ever appeared in State Department Human Rights
      reports from Honduras. The Baltimore Sun reported
      that Efrain Diaz Arrivillaga, then a delegate in the
      Honduran Congress and a voice of dissent, told the Sun
      that he complained to Negroponte on numerous occasions
      about the Honduran army's human rights abuses. Rick
      Chidester, a junior embassy official under Negroponte,
      reported to the Sun that he was forced to omit an
      exhaustive gathering of human rights violations from
      his 1982 State Department report.
      Sister Laetitia Bordes went on a fact-finding
      delegation to Honduras in May, 1982, to investigate
      the whereabouts of 32 Salvadoran nuns and women of
      faith who fled to Honduras in 1981 after Archbishop
      Oscar Romero's assassination. Negroponte claimed the
      embassy knew nothing, but in 1996, Negroponte's
      predecessor Jack Binns reported that the women had
      been captured, tortured and them crammed into
      helicopters from which they were tossed to their
      deaths.


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      CISPES
      Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador
      8124 West 3rd Street L.A. Ca. 90048
      323-852-0721
      Founded: 1980 - 23 Years of Solidarity



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    • CISPES-LA
      CISPES is proud and pleased to endorse and encourage participation in this outstanding study series. We have participated in the series in the past. This
      Message 2 of 30 , Feb 22, 2005
        CISPES is proud and pleased to endorse and encourage
        participation in this outstanding study series. We
        have participated in the series in the past. This
        in-depth analysis and study gives our work context and
        a foundation. Please register and get involved in
        this important study series to deepen our
        understanding of our work in the movement. We start
        Sunday, Mar. 6th. CISPES-L.A.


        Studies for Global Justice invites Community, Labor,
        Political, Environmental and Economic Justice
        Activists to a five session study series on:


        WORKING PEOPLE IN THE NEO- LIBERAL ERA
        Looking for a deeper analysis of 21st century
        capitalism

        We live in a time of war abroad and economic attacks
        at home. Regulations that were once supposed to
        protect our environment, health, and safety are being
        eroded as public health, education, and retirement
        programs are all on the chopping block. Good jobs are
        disappearing, wages and benefits are declining, and
        the minimum wage is lower (in real dollars) than it
        was 25 years ago. What's going on with working people
        and labor in this neo-liberal era? Is this just the
        climate of the times? Is it globalization? Is it a
        result of conscious policies? Are there alternatives?

        This series will examine these happenings, questions
        and more in five thoughtful and participatory sessions
        based on our collective experiences and readings.

        When: �������Every other Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to
        1:00p.m.
        with time for mixing and refreshments
        First session begins Sunday, March 6, 2005
        See below for schedule.

        Where:�������UCLA Downtown Labor Center
        675 S. Park View, Los Angeles
        Between Wilshire Blvd. and 7th St. just West of
        MacArthur Park


        �$20 fee includes registration for the series
        and����������������
        � a reader. (Scholarships available)���������������
        Advance registration encouraged�due�to���������������
        �limited space and materials.��������������
        ����� You may register by calling (323)661-1905�
        or mailing registration form on back.��������������
        Checks payable to: A. Wallace��������������
        (Please note SGJ in memo)��������������
        Mail to: SGJ, 3910 Melrose Av., apt.� 4�������������
        �Los Angeles, CA 90029������������

        STUDIES FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE is a Los Angeles based
        group of socialist minded activists that coordinates
        study sessions on the history, nature, problems, and
        complexities of 21st century capitalism.� Our mission
        is:

        *
        To provide an inclusive and respectful space for the
        discussion, debate, and systemic and multidisciplinary
        analysis of capitalism that uses popular,
        participatory, and collective learning.�
        * To create an educational atmosphere that bridges
        activism and study.�
        * To encourage participants to use this learning not
        only for their own intellectual development, but also
        as a means for generating power for political and
        social change in their communities and for creating
        viable democratic socialist alternatives to the
        capitalist system.

        WORKING� PEOPLE� IN� THE� NEO-LIBERAL ERA
        Looking for a deeper analysis of 21st century
        capitalism
        Schedule for 5-part study series:
        March 6���������Introduction to the series and the
        times we live in.
        March 20��������From Laissez-Faire to Welfare
        Capitalism, 1860-1970
        April 3������������The Neo-Liberal Era
        April 17�����������Impact of Neo-Liberal policies
        May 1�������������A Global Look at Resistance
        Strategies

        ---------------------------------------------------
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        Study Group Registration Form (Please write legibly.)

        Name_____________________________Phone (����� )
        __________________

        Address______________________City__________________Zip_________

        Email_______________________________________________________

        Organizational/Union Affiliation (if
        any)_____________________________

        ���������I expect to attend:� All five sessions____
        ���������March 6___�� March 20___�� April 3___�� April
        17 ___ May 1___

        ���������Registration/Materials fee $20:�
        Paid____�����������Reader given out ____

        Checks can be made out to A. Wallace (MEMO: Studies
        for Global Justice).�
        Mail to: SGJ at 3910 Melrose Ave., apt.4, Los Angeles,
        CA 90029


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        CISPES
        Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador
        8124 West 3rd Street L.A. Ca. 90048
        323-852-0721
        Founded: 1980 - 23 Years of Solidarity



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      • CISPES-LA
        ~~~~ The Coalition Against Intervention In Venezuela [CAIIV], at their meeting last night, voted to POSTPONE THE VENEZUELAN MOBILIZATION TO MARCH 31, 2005.
        Message 3 of 30 , Feb 25, 2005
          ~~~~ The Coalition Against Intervention In Venezuela
          [CAIIV], at their meeting last night, voted to
          POSTPONE THE VENEZUELAN MOBILIZATION TO MARCH 31,
          2005. Please be advised that the original date---
          March 3--- has been changed to March 31! Further
          details from the Coalition will be
          forthcoming~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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          CISPES
          Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador
          8124 West 3rd Street L.A. Ca. 90048
          323-852-0721
          Founded: 1980 - 23 Years of Solidarity



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        • CISPES-LA
          ~~~~ If you or your organization affiliates with--- or has a relationship with--- UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE, the national mass organization which organized
          Message 4 of 30 , Feb 26, 2005
            ~~~~ If you or your organization affiliates with--- or
            has a relationship with--- UNITED FOR PEACE AND
            JUSTICE, the national mass organization which
            organized the mobilization at the Republican
            Convention, call 323-852-0721 for details of a Report
            Back and Discussion around the recent St. Louis UFPJ
            Conference. The meeting is Sunday.~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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            CISPES
            Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador
            8124 West 3rd Street L.A. Ca. 90048
            323-852-0721
            Founded: 1980 - 23 Years of Solidarity



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