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|Santa Cruz City Council Calls for an End of US Military Aid to Colombia, More Funds for Treatment|
|Date||Tuesday June 10|
|Time||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM|
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Santa Cruz City Council
809 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Armed with bazookas, instruments and colorful posters, residents of Santa Cruz will show their support in favor of a pending city resolution requesting that all US military aid to Colombia be re-directed to domestic drug prevention and rehabilitation programs, which have been shown to be more effective in the “war on drugs.” Bert Muhly of Tres Americas will speak on the issue, as well as Sandra Alvarez, long time Colombia activist and Ph.D candidate at the University of California Santa Cruz.
Since 1915, the Fellowship of Reconciliation has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict and social change, and the rights of conscience. Since 2002 FOR has provided protective physical accompaniment in Colombia for nonviolent civil society groups working for social justice and at risk from political violence. The program also coordinates a national grassroots advocacy campaign to end US military aid to Colombia.