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Metamora Mennonite Church (Metamora, I.L.), Walnut Hill Mennonite Church (Goshen, I.N.), Manhattan Mennonite Church (New York, N.Y.), Joy Mennonite Church (Oklahoma City, O.K.) and Hebron Mennonite Church (Hagerstown, M.D.) were among the many churches that participated in the Days of Prayer and Action for Peace in Colombia this April. In addition to sending over 800…

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A group made up of 19 organizations, grassroots associations and NGOs launched a campaign to say once and for all, “It’s enough!” The text on this dramatic logo literally means: “It’s enough. Stop the death plan.” In colloquial Creole, plan lanmò, or the death plan, refers to the neoliberal policies that have been applied in Haiti primarily…

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As a presidential candidate in 2008, President Obama said that he would oppose the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement unless human rights conditions in that country were improved. Three years later, Colombia still faces deeply troubling levels of violence, displacement, and poverty. Colombia has over 5 million displaced people – more than any other country in…

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Sarah Birkebak writes about the U.S. trade agreement with Colombia for Third Way Cafe: Currently, the Obama Administration is seeking to pass a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia despite previous promises to hold off until the human rights situation improved. A free trade agreement would be severely detrimental for Colombia’s already vulnerable populations as the…

Read more How Free is Free Trade? The Cost to Colombia