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

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Originally published in Upside Down World Written by John Ocampo Friday, 29 January 2016 14:29 Photo: Inside La Tramacua prison. Image via Radio Macondo 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”…

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

Hubert "Huber" Ballesteros meets with AfGJ delegates and farming families in Cauca, Colombia

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…

Help Save Lives – Support Honduras Solidarity Network

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  If it were not for the Honduras Solidarity Network (US & Canada), Honduras would be an even more dangerous place to be a union organizer, a peasant cooperative member, an indigenous activist, a student demonstrator, an LGBT organizer, an investigative journalist, or a human rights worker.   It is the courageous people of Honduras,…

Tucsonans Demand “No War on Climate and People in Syria”!

AfGJ's Chuck Kaufman joins others outside the Tucson office of Senator John McCain to protest oil war in Syria

by James Jordan “Climate justice and climate war don’t mix! Don’t bomb syria ” Tucsonans took that message to the office of Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) on Friday, December 11. Protestors chose the date because it fell between separate calls for protests against the war in Syria (Peace and Planet, Dec. 10), and for climate…