CISPES at the US Social Forum


CISPES marches at the opening of the US Social Forum in Atlanta 

CISPES brought a delegation to the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta from June 27 - July 1 and participated in a variety of workshops. Part of our goal while at the social forum is to raise awareness about recent attacks on the social movement in El Salvador, about the U.S. support for such repression through institutions like the ILEA, and about the shift to transnational forms of policing and surveillance. To that end we gathered signatures for a petition 1000 friends of streets vendors which supports one marginalized sector in El Salvador that has born the brunt of of state repression in the last year.

For more information go to

Similar Entries

Meet some of the sustainers who power our work!

"I am a CISPES supporter because continuing to fight for social justice and a more people-centered country means continuing the dream and sacrifice of thousands of my fellow Salvadorans who died for that vision.” - Padre Carlos, New York City

Join Padre Carlos by becoming a sustaining donor to CISPES today!

Recent Posts

Protesters hold a banner that reads "STOP THE DICTATORSHIP! No Reelection!"

Protesters from an organization of people injured during the Civil War hold a banner that reads "Stop the Dictatorship! No Reelection!" on September 15, 2023.

A mother holds a sign that says, in Spanish "I demand my son's release. He is an innocent victim of the regime. He suffers from generalized anxiety disorder."

A mother's sign that says, "I demand freedom for my son. He is an innocent victim of the regime. He suffers from generalized anxiety disorder."

In an open letter to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, a coalition of Salvadoran popular social movement groups lay out the illegality of Bukele's consecutive reelection bid