While 2021 has seen more than its share of biased reporting and media disinformation, AFGJ remains committed to offering honest, nuanced reporting on critical topics in today’s global justice movement.
We know that in order to counter the corporate media machine and build a more powerful grassroots movement, we need strong political analysis, thoroughly-researched reports, and integrous news coverage.
This past year we’ve provided all of this and more, from special reporting on prisons and policing in the U.S. and Colombia, to webinars featuring on-the-ground perspectives about democracy in Nicaragua and Venezuela.
In January 2022, on MLK Day, we will be publishing our first Annual Human Rights in the U.S. Report. We hope you’ll continue to support our efforts into the coming year.
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Here are some highlights from this year’s reporting and publications:
- Our reporting on Nicaragua continued to be a top priority this past year. We published the Nicaragua monthly webinar series, an ebook Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples – Neocolonial Lies, Autonomous Reality , and the photo essay If We’re At War, We’re Losing.
- We continue to publish dependable weekly news on Venezuela, Nicaragua and other ALBA countries through our projects: Venezuela & ALBA Weekly and NicaNotes. You can read our latest publications on Venezuela here and Nicaragua here.
- Our website has served as the primary database for publications on the Venezuela diplomat Alex Saab, who has been kidnapped by the U.S. and is now illegally held in Miami, FL. We’ve circulated petitions and statements, have led a social media campaign, and have organized webinars in defense of his freedom and on the implications of his kidnapping.
- In an effort to bring visibility and solidarity to human rights defenders and movement leaders in Colombia, we’ve worked hard to publish consistent and informative articles that include important calls to action. Articles include: Winners, Losers, and Human Rights Abusers in Colombia’s National Strike (May 2021), an interview with Fensuagro, a Colombian Farmworker Union (January 2021), and most recently, an article on the Solidarity Center’s questionable funding to Colombia and Venezuela (October 2021).
- We referenced and shared internationally Year in Review: Racism, Repression & Fightback, a free ebook on the militarized response to what has come to be the largest sustained uprising against racism and state violence in modern U.S. history.
- We’ve continued to maintain an ongoing list of Political Prisoners in the U.S. with the objective to call attention to the injustices imparted against people who rise against racism and police brutality.
- We will conclude the new year with over 30 webinars presented throughout 2021, where we highlight voices from Latin America and beyond. Popular webinars include How the United States Starves Venezuela (May, 2021), The Current Popular Struggles Against U.S. Intervention (July, 2021), and A Conversation with Hector Bejar, Peru’s Former Foreign Minister (September, 2021). We also hosted webinars with various co-sponsors, such as Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance in conversation with Noam Chomsky, What’s Next for Palestine, Israel and the World (April, 2021) and Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee’s conversation with Larry Spencer and Haeden Wright on the Coal Miners Strike Against Warrior Met and Black Rock (September, 2021).
All of this has been made possible thanks to supporters like you. Will you help us bring the depth and consistency of our reporting into 2022 with a tax-deductible donation today?
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