Colombia

Human Rights and the Global Prison

By July Henriquez, attorney and director of Lazos de Dignidad, one of AfGJ’s closest partnered organizations. July has been defending Colombia’s political prisoners for over eleven years. The following is translated and reprinted with permission from Fundación Lazos de Dignidad.  http://fundacionlazosdedignidad.org/Articulos.html  Trans. Nasim Chatha Capital and the Prison: A Lethal Mix for the Poor The prison…

July 10, 2017 Call-in and International Colombia Solidarity Actions

The Alliance for Global Justice is finishing its current delegation to Colombia by holding a demonstration outside the US Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, Monday, July 10, at 10:30am. The demonstration is also endorsed by Lazos de Dignidad, the People’s Human Rights Observatory, and the Coordination for Human Rights in the Americas. Our demands are: Free…

As the FARC-EP Disarms, Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

by Cody Edgerly CLICK HERE TO SIGN OPEN LETTER TO COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT JUAN MANUEL SANTOS AND POPE FRANCIS CALLING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMNESTY FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS AND PRISONERS OF WAR A historic milestone was reached on Tuesday, June 27th as the oldest and most powerful insurgency group of Latin America ceased to exist as…

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…