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Critical Pedagogy:
The Story of Bottled Water


US sending 46 warships and 7000 marines to Costa Rica, a country without a national army.

"We're giving them the right to do whatever they feel like in our national territory whenever they call it necessary to complete their mission and the Costa Rican government waives the right to sue for damages, losses, or destruction of property, injuries, or deaths on either side that might arise due to these activities." 
--Villalta Florez-Estrada, Costa Rican Legislator

News and Events for Wednesday July 7th, 2010

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendar! 

 PCASC meet up tonight at 7pm @ office. Social hour despues!

Thursday July 8th: 5:30pm picnic, 6:30 event
Pastors for Peace's CUBA CARAVAN stops in Portland!
click on the photo for the documentary trailer
Join us at the Red and Black Cafe for an evening with Right2Survive and the Cuba Caravan.

Making connections between local and international struggles.
See all the gory event details here

We are probably going to have a bigger turnout for the potluck and need some extra dishes. Can you bring something?
Email us to RSVP.

 Ask your rep to co-sponsor HR4645.  (And thank them if they have already signed on to the bill.)

A new bill that combines freedom to travel with other legislation that would remove some of the draconian features of the US blockade that make it very difficult for US farmers to sell food to Cuba.  The new bill is called the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act (HR 4645). Ask your rep to co-sponsor HR4645.  (And thank them if they have already signed on to the bill.) Read more >


  • Tell your rep and senators that it’s long past time to end restrictions on travel and trade to Cuba -- and to end the whole blockade!
  • Tell them to let the White House and the State Department know that it’s time to take Cuba off the list of nations that support terrorism!
  • Tell them to let the White House and the Justice Department know that it’s time to free the Cuban Five!




* This alert comes from IFCO/Pastors for Peace

News and Analysis

One year since Bagua Massacre 
Where the struggle is at in Peru

Costa Rica opens doors to 46 US war ships and 7,000 marines

Communal Power in Caracas

Military still has veto power in Honduras

History lesson: Get to know the 10 families behind the coup 

El articulo completo

Climate Change
Bolivian Ambassor Pablo Solon on Democracy Now- what is at stake in the next round of climate talks in Cancun Dec. 2010

Comparison on People's summit in Bolivia and Copenhagen accord


How to Plug Into PCASC

“If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”- lila watson

PCASC is a democratic, volunteer led and run organization with just two half- time staff people.  From stuffing envelopes to taking a lead role in organizing a protest, PCASC has a place for you. Please take a moment to fill out our volunteer survey so we can help plug you into PCASC’s work!

We the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm at our office where we plan and evaluate our work to build cross-border solidarity in the Americas.

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