Calling on all allied organizations and collectives to endorse the 2018 SOA Watch Encuentro!

This year’s 3rd Border Encuentro at the US/Mexico in ambos Nogales is a direct response to the call to active solidarity to resist militarization, support refugees and migrants, and to denounce the US military, political and economic policies in Latin America that create the conditions for forced displacement and violence. There is no wall or border that can deter the solidarity of people!

To generate the biggest possible impact, it is important to build a strong coalition of groups to amplify our demands and to challenge the oppressive systems that perpetuate US imperialism, militarization, and racism.

Endorse the encuentro!


We are grateful to this year’s endorsers:

ARGENTINA

  • Comité Oscar Romero – Buenos Aires
  • Diálogo 2000 – Jubileo Sur Argentina
  • Movimiento por la Paz, la Soberanía y la Solidaridad entre los Pueblos de Argentina (MOPASSOL)

BELGIUM

  • Red europea de Comités Oscar Romero
  • Solidair met Guatemala

Bolivia

  • Congregación de Nuestra Sra. de la Caridad del Buen Pastor
  • Thakichañani

BRAZIL

  • Instituto Políticas Alternativas Pra o Cone Sul-PACS
  • Liga Latinoamericana Los Irredentos

Canada

  • Carrefour d’animation et de participation à un monde ouvert – Québec
  • KAIROS – Kootenay Subregion, British Columbia/Yukon

Chile

  • Agrupacion de Familiares de Ejecutados Políticos
  • Agrupación de Mujeres por la Memoria y la Vida
  • Agrupacion por la Memoria Historica – Providencia Antofagasta
  • Asociacion de Inmigrantes por la Integración Latinoamericana y del Caribe, APILA
  • Centro de Salud Mental y Derechos Humanos, CINTRAS
  • Colectivo de Ex presas políticas El Buen Pastor
  • Colectivo Raíces de Resistencia
  • Comisión Ética Contra la Tortura
  • Comisión Funa
  • Comité de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos y Sindicales CODEHS
  • Congreso de los Pueblos-Capítulo Chile
  • Comite Oscar Romero de Chile
  • Comité Por la Vida y Libertad de Mauricio Hernández Norambuena
  • Comunidad Ecuménica Martín Luther King
  • Corporación 3 y 4 Álamos, un Parque por la Paz, la Memoria y La Justicia
  • Corporación La Serena 16 de Octubre
  • Corporación Memoria Borgoño
  • Corporación Mutual Bautista Van Schouwen Vasey
  • Desclasificación Popular
  • Ex Presas y Ex Presos Políticos
  • Fundación Helmut Frenz
  • Fundación Victor Jara
  • Servicio Paz y Justicia – SERPAJ, Chile

Colombia

  • Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) – South America
  • CEPALC – Centro Ecuménico Popular para América Latina de Comunicaciones
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) / Equipos Cristianos de Acción por la Paz (ECAP)
  • Fundación Escuela de Paz
  • Fundación Lazos de Dignidad
  • Servicio Internacional Cristiano de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de America Latina “Oscar Romero” (SICSAL)

Costa Rica

  • Centro de Amigos para la Paz
  • School of the Americas Watch – Costa Rica

CUBA

  • Centro Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Dominican Republic

  • Casa del Caribe
  • Comunidades Eclesiales de Base (CEB)
  • Servicio Internacional Cristiano de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de America Latina (SICSAL)
  • Sociedad Ecologica de Barahona

Europe

  • SICSAL-EUROPA

Guatemala

  • Asociacion Coordinadora Comunitaria de Servicios para la Salud – ACCSS
  • Asociación Pop No’j
  • H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala
  • Instituto sobre Dinamicas Globales y Territoriales

HONDURAS

  • Comision de Accion Social Menonita – CASM
  • Comité de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH)

Italy

  • Associazione Il Ce.Sto – Genova

Latin America

  • Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre

Mexico

  • Center for International Policy (CIP) – Americas Program
  • Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad A.C.
  • H.I.J.O.S. México
  • Mujeres para el Diálogo
  • Observatorio Eclesial
  • Observatorio Latinoamericano de Geopolítica
  • Organizaciones en Mexicali Protestando la Privatización del Agua
  • Revista Comunera de la Casa de los Pueblos
  • Traditional O’odham Leaders of the O’odham in Sonora, Mexico
  • Voces Mesoamericanas Acción con Pueblos Migrantes

Panama

  • Espacio Encuentro de Mujeres

Paraguay

  • Right Livelihood Award – Alternative Nobel Peace Prize

PERU

  • Seminario COMISEDE – Cooperación Militar, Seguridad y Defensa

Spain

  • Asociación Petón do Lobo
  • Comité Oscar Romero de Madrid
  • Colectivo Internacional Ojos para la Paz
  • Ecologistas en Acción

United States

  • 8th Day Center for Justice
  • Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Alliance for Global Justice
  • Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance
  • Arizona State University
  • Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
  • BPFNA – Bautistas por la Paz
  • Beacon Presbyterian Fellowship
  • Border Patrol Victims Network
  • Bridges Across Borders
  • Camino Comun: Solidarity International
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Central Americans for Empowerment (CAFE) – University of California, Berkeley
  • Casa Camino Real Bookstore & Community Center
  • Chicago Religious Leadership Network (CRLN)
  • Citizens Against Refusals, Exile, and Separation
  • City Church – Cleveland Heights
  • Clockwise Cat Progressive Magazine
  • Coalicion de Derechos Humanos
  • CODEPINK – Greater Dallas
  • Colectivo Guatemala
  • Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
  • Cosmo Visiones Ancestrales
  • Cuba Vive – Tampa Bay
  • Daughters of Charity
  • Democratic Socialists of America – Tucson
  • Denver Justice & Peace Committee
  • Disciples Peace Fellowship
  • Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
  • Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation
  • Feminist Task Force on Gender Equality to End Poverty
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Food Not Bombs – Orlando
  • Franciscans for Justice
  • FrutaGift
  • GLAHR – Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights
  • Grace United Church of Christ, Houston
  • Greater New Orleans Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition (GNOISC)
  • Green Party of Pima County
  • Green Party of the United States
  • Guatemala Solidarity Project
  • Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters – USA-JPIC
  • Human Earth Animal Liberation (HEAL)
  • Human Rights Observation – Honduras
  • Illinois Coalition Against Torture
  • Immaculate Heart Community
  • Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants
  • Inter-faith Coalition on Immigration
  • InterReligious Task Force On Central America & Colombia
  • Ithaca Jewish Voices for Peace and the Ithaca Committee for Justice in Palestine
  • Keep Prescott Together
  • Latin America Caribbean Committee – Loretto
  • Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  • Local to Global Justice
  • Loretto Community
  • LuXXarTe
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Coalition
  • Mayflower United Church of Christ
  • Michigan Solidarity Network with Mexico (MSNM)
  • National Action Network – Kansas Chapter
  • National Benedictines For Peace
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee
  • Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)
  • New Jersey State Industrial Union Council
  • No Más Muertes – No More Deaths
  • Nukewatch
  • Oakland Catholic Worker
  • Olympic Peninsula Progressives
  • Pacifica Peace People
  • Pan Left Productions – Media/Arts Collective
  • Pax Christi – Beverly, MA
  • Pax Christi – Manasota
  • Prescott College
  • Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign of Middle Tennessee
  • Popular Resistance
  • Refuge Ministries of Tampa Bay International
  • Sacred Heart Franciscan Friary
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • San Francisco Living Wage Coalition
  • School of the Americas Watch – Chile
  • School of the Americas Watch – East Bay
  • School of the Americas Watch – Illinois
  • School of the Americas Watch – Los Angeles
  • School of the Americas Watch – New Orleans
  • School of the Americas Watch – Puget Sound
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) – Tucson
  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Justice Team
  • South Central Kansas Peace and Social Justice Center
  • St. Petersburg Religious Society of Friends
  • Students Against Incerceration – DePaul University
  • Students and Workers Against Racism and Militarism (SWARM)
  • The Gloo Factory
  • Taos United Community Church
  • The Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador
  • The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
  • The Nuclear Resister
  • The Peace Farm
  • The Progressive Catholic Coalition
  • Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Topanga Peace Alliance and MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
  • Transformations CDC Hispanic Ministry
  • Tucson Peace Center
  • United Auto Workers (UAW) Local `160 – Warren, Michigan
  • Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
  • Veterans For Peace National
  • Veterans For Peace “Smedley D. Butler Brigade” Chapter 9 – Boston
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 10 – Albany
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 13 – Tucson
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 021 – Nothern New Jersey
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 23 – Rochester
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 027 – Minneapolis
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 034 – New York
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 035 – Spokane
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 041 – Cape Cod
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 046 – Monterey
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 47 – Pittsburg
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 50 – Brownston
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 55 – Santa Fe
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 58 – Catskill Mountain
  • Veterans For Peace “A.J. Muste” Chapter 062 – Southern New Hampshire
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 69 – San Francisco
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 87
  • Veterans For Peace “Stu Naismith” Chapter 90 – Broome County
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 91 – San Diego
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 92 – Seattle
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 093 – Washtenaw/Ypsilanti
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 099 – Western North Carolina
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 102 – Milwaukee
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 106 – North Texas
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 120 – Boulder
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 122 – Auburn
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 126 – San Antonio
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 141 – Bandon
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 162 – East Bay
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 170 – Savannah
  • Veterans For Peace “Jacob George” Chapter 174 – Jacksonville
  • Veterans For Peace “Sgt.Barrios Memorial” Chapter 182 – Baja California
  • War Resisters League
  • Westernville Presbyterian Church
  • Witness for Peace Midwest
  • Witness For Peace Southwest – Arizona
  • Witness for Peace Southwest – California
  • Witness For Peace Southwest – New Mexico
  • WNC4Peace
  • WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta

URUGUAY

  • Madres y Familiares de Uruguayos Detenidos Desaparecidos
  • Servicio Paz y Justicia – SERPAJ Uruguay

venezuela

  • Fundación Latinoamericana por los Derechos Humanos y el Desarrollo Social – FUNDALATIN

“Thank you for the invitation to join you at the border and for the inspiring work SOA Watch is doing. I will be out of country in November so cannot be with you in person. We need you now more than ever.”

-Susan Sarandon, Actress, Activist & SOAW Supporter since 1998.

Photo © Mark Seliger


Martin Sheen

Actor, activist, and SOA Watch supporter since 1998.