Colombia

Good Work! Hernandez and Bedoya Safe in Colombia

The Alliance for Global Justice and our partners in Colombia wish to give a heartfelt “thank you” to all who acted so quickly on behalf of Jhon Jairo Hernandez and Jorge Mario Bedoya. The two had been threatened by a right wing mob for their participation in a Leftist presidential campaign. We are happy to…

Resistiendo los Bases Militares y Estrategias del Pentágono en Latinoamérica

por James Patrick Jordan Originalmente publicado en Sur y Sur  “Los Estados Unidos parecen destinados por la Providencia a plagar la América de miserias en nombre de la libertad.” Estas palabras fueron escritas por Simón Bolivar desde hace 189 años. El Gran Liberador entendió que liberación y el concepto estadounidense de libertad no son iguales. Cuando…

Resisting US Military Bases and Pentagon Strategies in Latin America

by James Patrick Jordan Originally published by Telesur English “The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.” Those words were written by Simón Bolivar, 189 years ago. The Great Liberator understood that liberation and the US’ concept of liberty are not the same. When…

Peacemakers Delegation to Colombia with AfGJ, May 19-29, 2018

Human Rights and Labor lawyer, Dan Kovalik, and Alliance for Globall Justice National Co-Coordinator, James Jordan, are leading a delegation to the Departments of Cauca, Valle de Cauca, and Nariño this May 19-29, 2018. This is the region most affected by political violence that threatens Colombia’s new peace. We will be present for the historic…

“We resist death, we want to live!” An appeal to US workers from Colombian rural workers

Colombia’s largest federation of rural workers’ unions calls for solidarity with Colombian workers and social movements in their struggle for a just and durable peace. Enemies of peace in Colombia are waging a campaign of violence against farming, indigenous, and Afro-Colombian communities, killing their leaders and displacing people from their homes. Call to International Solidarity…

National Strike for Peace in Colombia – A Call for Solidarity

A National Strike for Peace in Colombia has been called in Colombia to demand steps to protect peace accords that are in danger of failure. The strike was called at the end of a particularly bloody October, with 23 activists killed in 23 days. The death toll includes 11 peaceful protesters attacked on October 5…

Massacre in Tumaco – US Pushes for More Repression

by James Jordan The Colombian National Police massacred between 8 and 16 persons, wounding more than 50, in the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño on Thursday afternoon, October 5, 2017. The attack was directed against protesting coca growing families demanding the government fulfill its commitments to voluntary eradication programs. Additionally, on Sunday, October 8, 2017, the…

Human Rights and the Global Prison

By July Henriquez, attorney and director of Lazos de Dignidad, one of AfGJ’s closest partnered organizations. July has been defending Colombia’s political prisoners for over eleven years. The following is translated and reprinted with permission from Fundación Lazos de Dignidad.  http://fundacionlazosdedignidad.org/Articulos.html  Trans. Nasim Chatha Capital and the Prison: A Lethal Mix for the Poor The prison…