Colombia

Colombia: Violence in a Time of Peace

by James Patrick Jordan Republished from the People’s World Young people in Villa Rica are like young people everywhere. When school is done, they take to parks, each other’s homes, and street corners to talk, joke around, flirt, and otherwise discuss the day with their friends. That’s what was happening on May 1 in Villa…

Be a Peacemaker! Join AfGJ’s Colombia Delegation, June 30-July 10, 2017

Join the Alliance for Global Justice delegation to Colombia June 30-July 10, 2017! Get your application today by sending an email to Delegations@AFGJ.org This delegation will conduct investigations into peace accords concerning political prisoner reintegration into civil society in Colombia. This is a central component of accords ending more than 50 years of civil war.…

Colombia Fact Sheet

by Alice Loaiza, California Chapter of the Marcha Patriótica WHY THE US WON’T SUPPORT PEACE IN COLOMBIA 1. The US has never supported peace in Colombia starting with Plan Lazo and the counterinsurgency team sent to Colombia by the US  to crush Marquetalia and the intervention of Brigadier   General Yarborough who visited Colombia in…

Carta Abierta a Fensuagro, la Marcha Patriótica y el Pueblo Colombiano

In English Queridas hermanos y camaradas: Es con una tristeza profunda que les escribimos para ofrecer nuestras condolencias por las víctimas de los recientes ataques contra sus organizaciones y contra todo el proceso de paz. Hemos sabido que 72 defensores de derechos laborales y humanos, activistas por la paz, dirigentes indígenas y ambientalistas han sido…

An Open Letter to Fensuagro, the Marcha Patriótica and All the Colombian People

En español Dear Sisters, Brothers, Friends and Comrades, It is with deep sorrow that we write to express our condolences for the recent assaults against your organizations and against the entire process for peace. We have learned that 72 human and labor rights defenders, peace activists, indigenous leaders and environmentalists were assassinated in 2016 alone.…

AfGJ Statement on the Election of Donald Trump as President

November 16, 2016 Para leer en español We find ourselves today in a worldwide struggle such as we have never seen before.  We are not only confronting the destructive nature of neoliberalism and imperialist wars, we are in a race towards the end of the world as we know it with respect to ecological degradation.…