NO PHOSPHATE MINING BY OUR RIVERS

Bridges Across Borders was founded in Bradford county in 2003. Now we see our area’s waters threatened by a proposed phosphate mine straddling the New River, and our neighboring Union county, which feeds into the Santa Fe River. There are thousands of acres of wetlands on the project site, endangered and threatened species that live there, and our fragile aquifer that is subject to depletion and contamination. We humans are concerned about our wells, our quality of life, and our health. Help us raise the funds for printing, postage, and expert testimony. Help us say, “NO PHOSPHATE MINING IN BRADFORD AND UNION COUNTIES.”

Painting by Ana Tierra

 

 

Invitation to 6th Annual Yanama

Riohacha , Guajira 21 de Marzo de 2010 Compañ[email protected]: Via CAROL MOSLEY (USA) Receive this brotherly/sisterly greeting from the Wayuu community of Bahia Portete. This event commemorates the anniversary of the Sixth year of the massacre of our community that constitutes the genocide against our town, which was the greatest affront to our culture in all our history, because it …

Sand Tears of the Desert Wayuu

SAND TEARS OF THE DESERT WAYUU: To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Bahia Portete massacre Lágrimas de arena del desierto WAYUU (click here for Spanish version) Between the 18th and 20th of April in the “Media Luna” sacred territory of the Wayuu people, located in La Guajira, we gathered for the second Yanama in memory of the massacre that …

Jaque, Darien, Panama

We are very excited to share this slideshow with you. It contains many pictures of people and places in Jaque, Darien, Panama that are near and dear to our heart. This is where we do the majority of our work and we hope that someday you can join us here!

Adopt a Turtle Nest!

Over the course of our time working in Darien, Panama, we have released thousands of baby turtles back to sea. Since the turtle eggs are a food source for the local people, we have set up an arrangement for turtle eggs to be collected, reburied in a protected area, and a fee paid so as to purchase chicken eggs instead. …

Sea Turtle Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Sea Turtles! -Turtles age back from the Triassic age, 200 million years ago. -Baby sea turtles circle their nest once after hatching before heading toward the ocean. -The leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle at 6 and a half feet long and weighing up to 1,500 lb. -The soft shelled turtle uses it’s …

The Context of the Wayuu’s Struggle: a Brief History of Colombia

Government: Colombia officially became a state in 1810 when it gained independence from Spain. In the late 1840s the Spanish elite who had remained in control even after Colombia’s separation from Spain formed the Liberal and Conservative parties which to this dominate Colombia’s political and social institutions. The Liberal party was formed on the platform of a secular federal state, …

What We Can Do

Due to the complex nature of Colombia’s internal conflict, finding a solution seems nearly impossible. But as citizens of the country that is supporting a government which is responsible for the death and displacement of millions of people, it is our responsibility to question to ethics of our own government’s involvement. By educating ourselves to the context in which these …

Ajiaco: A Solidarity Meal

Ajiaco Recipe: A Solidarity Meal Colombian potato soup Ingredients: 3 bunches of scallions 1 thick bunch of cilantro 2 half-chickens, or 5 pounds of chicken (Or for vegetarians, 4 squares of tofu) 1 1/2 lbs of red skin potatoes 3 lbs of yellow potatoes 1 1/2 lb of guascas (possibly not available in your area, so skip it) 5 tender …