Colombia

Updates on Past Alerts & New Delegations

UPDATES: The Peruvian indigenous leader that was detained, Alberto Pizango, was released on bail the following day. Thank you for your support in showing the Peruvian government that the international community is watching. It appears at this time that he will still face trial for the charges against him pertaining to “inciting” the June 2009…

Join Our Delegation to Colombia

The Alliance for Global Justice will be leading a delegation to Colombia August 1-11. We are being hosted by Fensuagro, the largest organization of farmers and farm workers in Colombia, and by Traspaso los Muros/Beyond the Walls, a solidarity organization made up of political prisoners and their allies. The delegation will occur shortly after the…

Join the AFGJ Delegation to Colombia!

Eyewitness Investigation–Is the US Funding a War on Colombian Farmers? August 1 through 11, 2010 This will be a working delegation, producing a comprehensive report on conditions faced by Colombian farmers and how these are affected by US policies. We will collect testimonies and investigate how rural, indigenous and Afro-Colombian lands are being cleared for…

Colombian Community Garden Fumigated

Tell the US to stop supporting the destruction of Colombian communities! Action Request Below This alert was originally released by Jenzera. Pacific Coast, Colombia-The Eperara Siapidaara People Condemn the Destruction of their Community Plots On March 16, 2010 several anti-narcotics police planes sprayed with chemicals the communal gardens and plots of the Eperara Siapidaara women…

Threats Against Colombian Political Prisoner

Urgent action needed! The International Network in Solidarity with Colombian Political Prisoners (of which the Alliance for Global Justice is a member) is calling for people to take urgent action on behalf of Liliany Obando, a Colombian political prisoner, regarding human rights abuses and threats against her. Liliany Obando is being subjected to a campaign…

Stop the Displacement of Indigenous Farmers!

The Alliance for Global Justice has received word that the popular occupation of Piñuña Negro continues and is in dire need of international support. Indigenous, AfroColombian and farming community members have amassed at the Police Inspector’s office–the highest governmental authority in the area–to demand negotiations to stop coca eradication efforts until the government makes good…