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Interview: Despite Escalating Assassinations, Colombian Farmworker Union Fights for the Right to the Land

Nury Martinez (holding flag in red scarf) with members of Fensuagro, US Labor Against the War, and AFGJ

by Maya Hernández (Published in Labor Notes) en español The situation has recently gotten even worse in Colombia—already the world’s most dangerous place to be a union member. Right now social movement leaders, union members, and participants in the peace process are being killed at a rate of more than one victim per day. With…

Support Colombia’s National Strike – NO REPRESSION!

We who are involved in U.S. popular movements must recognize the links we have with Colombian protesters. Our own taxes support repression in Colombia. More importantly, our struggles for labor rights and peace, and against violent police repression, are intimately and intricately linked. SEND AN EMAIL TO COLOMBIAN AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL STRIKE…

Massacre by Police on Colombia’s Human Rights Day

By Eunice Escobar and James Patrick Jordan Colombia’s national Human Rights Day began with the brutal pre-sunrise killing of Javier Ordoñez, a 46-year-old lawyer and taxi driver. In the early morning hours of September 9, 2020, bystanders recorded police who beat and repeatedly tasered Ordoñez. He was arrested while going to the store with friends.…

Happy Birthday to Simón Trinidad, Colombian Peace Negotiator and US Prisoner of Empire

Click here for a list of US Political Prisoners who are Prisoners of Empire We are republishing the following alert being circulated by MLToday. Dear friends: Simon Trinidad is peace negotiator for the FARC, currently serving a life sentence at the super max federal prison in Florence, Colorado under conditions where he can receive no mail or…

Federal Armed Forces Out of Our Cities! No Occupation of Our Streets!

AfGJ statement regarding the assault of federal armed forces on US cities En Español On Thursday, July 16, during a massive demonstration in defense of Black lives and to demand an end to police violence in Portland, the brutality of U.S. security forces escalated rampantly: a group of unidentified federal agents used unmarked vehicles to…

¡Fuerzas armadas federales fuera de nuestras ciudades! ¡Ninguna ocupación de nuestras calles!

Declaración de la Alianza por la Justicia Global sobre la ocupación de nuestras ciudades por fuerzas armadas federales In English El jueves 16 de julio, durante una manifestación masiva en defensa de las vidas de la comunidad negra en los EE.UU. y para exigir el fin de la violencia policial en Portland, Oregón, la brutalidad…

Why did the Bureau of Prisons impose a national lockdown days after the murder of George Floyd?

by Natalia Schuurman Following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, a nationwide uprising of unprecedented proportions has swept  the U.S. in thousands of cities and towns, large and small, across all 50 states. This surge of mass resistance around issues of racial injustice, occurring against the…