The INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR PEACE AND SOLIDARITY IN
COLOMBIA AND LATIN AMERICA is being organized by a number of
major groups in El Salvador, including the FMLN. Significant
and broad layers of leaders and organizations from
throughout Latin America and the U.S have endorsed it.
Some endorsers include Nobel Prize winner Adolfo Perez
Esquivel; Eduardo Galeano; and Rigoberta Menchu from Latin
America, and Jose Saramago from Portugal. From the U.S.
Ramsey Clark, Mumia Abu Jamal, Noam Chomsky and Prof. James
Petras have endorsed. Anti-war organization from Europe
OSPAAL, the Martin Luther King Center from Cuba, Ahmed
BenBella from Algeria, and a number of groups from
Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico are endorsing and sending
The objective of the conference is to shed light on the
devastating effects of Plan Colombia, not only for the
nation of Colombia but all of Latin America. The conference
should be a resounding message against the militaristic
plans of the Bush Administration.
With the belligerent tone and attitude of U.S. imperialism,
support for this conference and all efforts against Plan
Colombia are of great importance.
The IAC calls on its supporters to support this effort in
the following manner:
1. Endorse the conference. Your organization or your name
can be added to the list of endorsers by sending an email to
You can access the conference on the following web site for
more information: www.geocities.com/eventopaz
2. Send a representative to the conference. Costs from New
York City are about $1,000-1,200 which includes approx.
costs for airfare, conference registration and estimated
costs of hotel. The conference registration is $100 but
includes a meal and transportation to and from airport.
3. If you can't attend the conference, please send a
contribution to the IAC to help send representatives. Your
generous contribution can help the IAC continue its
important work against Plan Colombia. Send checks to the IAC
at 39 West 14th St., Room 206, NY, NY 10011. Make checks
out to the IAC and memo it: "El Salvador Conference".
If you would like more information about the conference or
about the IAC's work on Colombia, please call the IAC at
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