John Lindsay-Poland's blog

How U.S. military aid affects human rights

I’m in Washington today with Colombian human rights defender Rosa Liliana Ortiz, meeting with State Department officials and congressional staff to present our findings about the human rights outcomes of billions of dollars of U.S.

Advocating Humanitarian Access in Syria

Last Friday, the Fellowship of Reconciliation joined 36 other humanitarian, human rights, and peace organizations from 14 countries to call on the UN Security Council for full access for humanitarian assistance in Syria.

Stretching to the times: Why I choose FOR

Shortly after I turned 20 years old, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. government re-established compulsory draft registration. It was a public message that we were ready to invade Afghanistan, too.

Rethinking the Drug War in Central America and Mexico

A new report from the Meso-American Working Group

Analysis and Recommendations for Legislators

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Preventing a Genocide in Syria – What You Can Do

Get better informed, especially on Syrian civil society’s actions to stop violence.

Aerial Fumigation and its Discontents

Once the signature program of the US drug war in Latin America, aerial fumigation of coca leaf crops is finally in deep trouble.

A Response to the Drug War

Presentation at annual dinner of Marin Task Force on the Americas

By John Lindsay-Poland, Fellowship of Reconciliation

UNASUR Summit Rejects Proposed U.S. Attack in Syria

Popular opinion in the United States broadly opposes a U.S. military strike against Syria. As it turns out, so do the leaders of South American nations, which include presidents as diverse in their relations with the U.S.

Climate justice action for Richmond, and for all

It was a preventable explosion at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California that sent 15,000 people to area hospitals to be treated for re

Action Alert: Human Rights Accompaniers in Honduras Held Captive

Armed Men from Mininig Company Hold International Human Rights Defenders Captive

By Friendship Office of the Americas