Published: Dec. 11, 2020
Yesterday, we were joined by organizations from seven countries to release a groundbreaking report in English and Spanish, Deadly Trade: How European and Israeli Arms Exports are Accelerating Violence in Mexico. Human rights and arms researchers and campaigners used a large detailed dataset - based on more than 9,000 pages of Mexican military documents we obtained and compiled - to document how exported weapons are deepening the humanitarian and security crisis in Mexico. We also published an infographic series. Major media outlets - including The Guardian, Le Monde, Proceso, Haaretz, and Arestegui Noticias - have published an investigative report by Forbidden Stories that highlighted our work and data.
I also have exciting news about Stop US Arms itself: Together with Global Exchange, we are hiring organizer Marco Castillo, who will lead organizing and advocacy for the Stop US Arms to Mexico project in the United States. Marco is an organizer, writer, facilitator, and anthropologist with wide experience in organizing for justice for migrants. In addition, the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights (CMDPDH) will dedicate a full-time position to collaborate with Stop US Arms to Mexico. I will focus my work with Stop US Arms on supporting this leadership and on data.
from John Lindsay-Poland, Stop U.S. Arms to Mexico (12/10/2020)