Benjamin Linder, Presente!

April 28 marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of solidarity activist Benjamin Linder by the US-funded Contras. Ben was shot at short range along with his two Nicaraguan co-workers who were surveying to construct a small hydroelectric system to bring electricity to the village of San Jose de Bocay. Ben was the only US citizen who was killed…

Political Prisoners in the USA

A version of this document was first published on September 11, 2013. As of April 2017, we are working on updates as well as a Spanish translation. We want to acknowledge Stan Smith and the Chicago Committee to Free the Five (773-376-7521, uscubachi@yahoo.com) for initiating this project and compiling the original list. This is document…

Right-wing Congressmembers Reintroduce the NICA Act in the House; Please Act!

Act Now! On April 5, 2017 right-wing members of Congress led by Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, reintroduced an even worse version of the NICA Act (Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act) than the one they introduced last September during both countries’ presidential election season. If the NICA Act were to pass both chambers of the US Congress…

Five Dead in Attacks on Indigenous Communities in Mexico

This is an update on the recent alert concerning El Ojite Cuahtemoc and on other assaults on indigenous communities in Oaxaca and Michoacan. The Alliance for Global Justice sent out an alert on April 2nd warning about an impending assault on the community of El Ojite Cuauhtémoc in Oaxaca. Since that time we have received…