Guatemala demonstration in D.C.
adaitsma at mail.cc.trincoll.edu
Mon Feb 27 22:39:09 MST 1995
Don't know if this will interest anyone here, but in honor of Chris's
continuing call for a discussion of National Democratic Revolutions...
>Return-Path: <John.W.Lamperti at dartvax.dartmouth.edu>
>Date: 28 Feb 95 10:32:58 EST
>From: John.W.Lamperti at Dartmouth.EDU (John W. Lamperti)
>Subject: Guatemala demonstration in D.C.
>Friends -- I know the notice below will be a repeat for some people on my list;
>please forgive. But perhaps it's news for some others. The Tucker Foundation
>is working on this event/issue, and if you're interested you might contact
>them. I think Randall Quan (Tucker) is the point man organizing Dartmouth
>Incidently, this came to me by email from Merideth Larsen, a Dartmouth grad a
>few years ago who has worked a lot in Guatemala with Peace Brigades
>International and who was seriously wounded in an apparently political attack
>on several PBI members.
> -- John Lamperti
>** Topic: March 12 Rally in Washington DC **
>** Written 1:55 PM Jan 18, 1995 by ghrc in cdp:reg.guatemala **
> NATIONAL RALLY SUNDAY, MARCH 12
> Lafayette Park (across from the White House),
> Washington, DC
> 12 noon - 3 pm
> BREAK THE WALL OF IMPUNITY IN GUATEMALA!
>As part of the Campaign for Peace and Life's National Day of
>Action and Reflection Against Impunity in Guatemala, a rally will
>be held in our nation's capital to:
>%Insist on an end to the impunity enjoyed by human rights
>violators in Guatemala;
>%Protest U.S. complicity in officially sponsored violence in
>%Demand, on the third anniversary of Efrain Bamaca Velasquez's
>capture, that the US take steps to pressure for a resolution of
>the case. If such measures have not been taken, on March 12,
>Jennifer Harbury will resume the hunger strike she began in
>Guatemala -- this time in front of the White House; and
>%Commemorate the 1982 massacre of 70 women and 170 children, in
>Rio Negro, Baja Verapaz, and demand prosecution of those
>Guest speakers, including a survivor of the Rio Negro massacre,
>have been invited to discuss the repression and the need for
>justice. Crosses with the names of the 177 victims of the Rio
>Negro massacre will serve as reminders of this tragedy.
>Music and dance performances are scheduled. COME! Get your
>friends to come! Together we can make a difference. Show the US
>government that the people of Guatemala matter.
>Stay in Washington to lobby your congressional representatives on
>Monday, March 13.
> Call the Guatemala Human Rights
> Commission/USA for more information tel.
>GHRC/USA seeks endorsement for this event from other
>organizations. To endorse or if you have questions/suggestions
>call Susan Peacock at 202-529-6599.
>Alternate site for presentations in case of inclement weather --
>The United Church, G St. & 20th St., NW.
>For assistance with housing, call 202-328-3629.
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