Colombia

Death Squad threatens Wayuu Women’s Force in La Guajíra, Colombia

by James Patrick Jordan I recently visited the Department of La Guajira on behalf of the Alliance for Global Justice. I was with Raquel Mogollón who works with the organization Camino Común. While we were in La Guajira, we were asked to meet with members of the Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuú (FMW, Women’s Wayuú Force)…

Free Jesús Santrich, Stop the White House Assaults on Colombia’s Peace Accord

by James Patrick Jordan In what may constitute a mortal blow to Colombia’s peace process, President Ivan Duque has defied the order by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) to releaseJesús Santrich, aka Seuxis Hernández Solarte, from prison. Santrich is a negotiator and former insurgent who helped craft the accord to end more than five…

If Socialism Falls in Venezuela, Colombia Shows Us What Will Replace It

by James Patrick Jordan When corporate media is obsessing on one story, you can pretty much bet that another story is being ignored or, more likely, purposely hidden and obscured. Corporate media, ever beating the drums for whatever war, coup, or intervention the oligarchs are pushing, plays its dutiful and subservient role. The example that…

Live Blogging: Colombia’s National Strike, Venezuela vs. the Empire

Live Blogging: Colombia’s National Strike, Venezuela vs. the Empire Simón Bolívar, “the Great Liberator”, had a  dream of liberation from Empire and slavery, of just peace, of a united and soverign people throughout South America. Especially he fought for the people of Gran Colombia, today’s nations of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. The dream and the…

Victory in Colombia, but Violence Continues

Thank you to everyone who sent emails to Colombian authorities and made calls to the embassy in support of the demands of the “minga” indigenous and rural community consultations and protests. Government negotiators reached agreements with protest leaders on Saturday night. President Iván Duque will be in Cauca on Tuesday to finalize the matter.. AfGJ supporters sent…

Carta Abierta sobre la Persecución de la Fundación Lazos de Dignidad, Defensores de Derechos Humanos

Para unir su organización a esta carta, manda un correo electrónico a James@AFGJ.org Enviado por el Observatorio de Derechos Humanos del Pueblo A presidente Iván Duque, las autoridades colombianas, y la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Hay una cacería de brujas actualmente contra los defensores de Derechos Humanos, la Fundación Lazos de Dignidad (FLD), y…