Tag Archive for activism

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…

The Guantanamo of Colombia: Pressure Mounts to Shut Down Notorious US-Funded Prison

Originally published in Upside Down World Written by John Ocampo Friday, 29 January 2016 14:29 SIGN THE PETITION TO CLOSE LA TRAMACÚA, COLOMBIA’S US FUNDED TORTURE PRISON! The campaign to shut down Colombia’s infamous Establecimiento Penitenciario y Carcelario de Alta y Mediana Seguridad de Valledupar “La Tramacua” prison, located in the country’s sweltering Caribbean region and…

Message from Hubert Ballesteros, Colombian unionist and political prisoner, to North American labor and solidarity activists

Originally published in Fight Back! News Versión en español The following message is a response to a series of questions posed to Hubert Ballesteros by James Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice. Ballesteros was arrested while negotiating for the National Agrarian Strike of 2013 and charged with Rebellion. He was also serving on the…

Climate Change and War–Two Faces, One Beast

We need YOU to ACT! Please sign our petition to End US Military and Border Patrol Environmental Exemptions! Please share this with others. You can also click here to print out a hard copy for distribution at pulic events. United Nations negotiators will be meeting in Paris this December to work out a strategy to…

‘Cascadia Freedom Caravan’ hits the road to inspire activism

On the route to the Tear Down The Walls National Gathering a community of people from Olympia, Portland and Las Vegas learned from each other and bonded over what ultimately became a 9 day adventure for global justice. This is the story from the first day that ran in the Seattle Times. Expect more stories, video…

Yes, Virginia, There is Evil in the World

By Chuck Kaufman (AFGJ National Co-Coordinator) I have been hearing a lot lately that we need to be proactive; that we need to focus our work on positive things. If we believe that a better world is possible, we need to build that better world.