The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is a grassroots organization that has been working since 1980 to stop U.S. intervention in El Salvador and Central America. During the 1980s, CISPES supported the liberation movement led by Salvadoran social movements and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) guerrilla forces by organizing to stop U.S. military funding for the death squad military government. Though the FMLN has become the governing political party
in El Salvador, U.S. intervention has adapted to the changing times and rhetoric.
In recent years, CISPES has worked alongside the Salvadoran social movement to halt the economic war being waged by multinational corporations and the U.S. government. The privatization of public resources such as water, health care and the establishment “free trade” agreements have allowed transnational corporations to sue sovereign nations to challenge their environmental and labor protections. Locally in D.C., our committee has been working to defend immigrant rights and challenge escalating police and military repression against those hit hardest by neoliberal economic policies, primarily immigrants and people of color. The peoples of the Americas will not be defeated in their struggle for justice if we stand together!
Find out more on how to get involved with CISPES by visiting them at: www.cispes.org