NicaNotes: Humanitarian Intervention: False Doctrine

Humanitarian Intervention: False Doctrine By Chuck Kaufman I am really angry that passage of the NICA Act in its even worse form, the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 (S. 3233), appears to be a fait accompli – and by unanimous consent at that! If this Act has not passed by the time you receive…

Honduras Solidarity: NEW Dear Colleague in House and Senate!

Honduras Solidarity Network HSN

NEW Dear Colleague in House and Senate! Stop threats against national and international human rights defenders, observers and journalists in Honduras We need your calls today! This afternoon Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) began circulating a sign-on “Dear Colleague” letter in the U.S. Congress to President Trump and Secretary of State…

SMACC: Tell Facebook – Stop Censoring The News!

Social Media Anti-Censorship Campaign: Click Here to Tell Facebook to Stop Online Censorship! Last Thursday the tech and social media giant Facebook expelled over 800 political pages from its website including mostly US based grassroots organizations such as The Free Thought Project, The Anti-Media, Cop Block, Filming Cops, End The Drug War, and Anti-GMO Foods…

URGENT: Tell Your Senators – Hands Off Nicaragua!

The NICA Act in its resurrected Senate form as the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018, sponsored by Ted Cruz and Robert Menendez, has now been added to the Senate calendar and is expected to be voted on by unanimous consent shortly. This bill not only would direct US officials to block loans from…

Attacks on Peace Court Could Help Plunge Colombia Back into War

by James Patrick Jordan Send an email to Colombian authorities demanding they drop the charges against July Henriquez, Ernesto Caicedo, and Martha Lucía Zamora In a brazen attack on Colombia’s peace accords, Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira has brought charges against three former officials of the Special Peace Jurisdiction courts (JEP, by its Spanish…