Press-conference on 18 June (@MPJD)
In a 18 June press-conference, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD), Mexican and U.S. organizations, including the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Border Angels, Latin America Working Group (LAWG), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), and Global Exchange announced a Caravan for Peace that would in the near future carried out by the MPJD in the U.S.
The Caravan will travel over 9,400 kilometers, leaving on 12 August from San Diego, California, and ending on 10 September in Washington DC, visiting during this route more than 20 U.S. cities. Its objective is to “commit itself to the politically active citizenry of the U.S. so as to arrest the paradigm of war on drugs that is advanced by the Obama administration, and to initiate a process of recovery from the national emergency that has devastated large parts of Mexico, as well as historically vulnerable communities in the U.S.” Javier Sicilia, leader of the MPJD, stressed that the caravan is not interested in electoral politics but seeks instead to develop a transnational strategy of peace and solidarity to end the war.
For more information (in Spanish):
Amplia coalición Binacional y el Movimiento por la Paz presentan la Caravana en Estados Unidos (Boletín de prensa del MPJD, 18 de junio de 2012)
Sicilia anuncia Caravana por la Paz que cruzará EU (La Jornada, 19 de junio de 2012)
Presentan “Caravana por la Paz” hacia EU; recorrerá 26 ciudades(Milenio, 18 de junio de 2012)
Caravana por la Paz recorrerá 26 ciudades de EU(El Universal, 18 de junio de 2012)
Sicilia anuncia Caravana por la Paz en Estados Unidos (Proceso, 18 de junio de 2012)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Mexico: Agenda of activities for the MPJD in 2012 (8 February 2012)
Mexico: Second meeting of the MPJD with the Executive (18 October 2011)
México: Agenda de actividades 2012 del MPJD (19 de enero de 2012)