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images-stories-Group pic 1 crop-200x240DDE runs a programme of community events at the Global Centre in Exeter and occasionally in other parts of Devon.  These events are listed here for your information, most are free and registration is not required unless you choose to show your interest. More >

 

 

 

 

Human Rights Defenders in Central America

If you were unable to hear Martin Mowforth's talk on 15th March 2018, here are some links to organisations he referenced ...

ENCA - the Environmental Network for Central America - www.enca.org.uk   Anyone who wishes to support or join ENCA can do so by contacting me by email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

PBI - Peace Brigades International - www.peacebrigades.org.uk  can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

COPINH, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, has a website (in Spanish) at www.copinh.org/ 

The GHRC (Guatemala Human Rights Commission) can be found at www.ghrc-usa.org/ 

Also Martin Mowforth's book The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America has a website (www.theviolenceofdevelopment.com ) which has regular monthly updates on the environmental and development situation in Central America. When you open up the website, there is an option to subscribe (free) to receive the monthly update a\rticles to your email address. There are only 3 or 4 items added each month, so the monthly update does not fill your Inbox.

 

The Crisis in Yemen 

You may be interested in the following blogs ..

British weapons in Yemen: the human cost and the UK’s national interest - Control Arms blog by Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, UNA-UKUN

Powerhouse? - Huffington Post blog by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, UNA-UK

Global Britain? - Medium blog by Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, UNA-UK

If you did not manage to come to Ross Porter's talk on Yemen on 31st January, here are some video links Ross has provided which will provide a bit of background to the current situation. 

Peaceful anti-government, pro-democracy demonstration in Sana'a on Tuesday 1st March 2011. 

MSF hospital in Yemen hit by air strike - Al Jezeera 15th August 2016

Yemen on the brink of starvation - BBC News 21st September 2016 

How the Saudi Blockade is Starving Yemen - New York Times 19th December 2017 

UK Government attacked over £4.6bn arms sales to Saudi Arabia -  BBC News 29th November 2017

Also a report by Campaign Against Arms Trade - A Shameful Relationship - UK Complicity in Saudi State Violence 

 

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