Colombia

Seven Afro-Colombian Youth Massacred in Cauca – Siete Jovenes Afrocolombianos Masacrados en Cauca

Español abajo THE ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE CONDEMNS THE VIOLENT ACTS AND MASSACRE THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IN BUENOS AIRES, CAUCA. The Alliance for Social Justice forcefully express our outrage for the continued increase of violence in Colombia, particularly in the North region of the department of Cauca and concentrated in the Buenos Aires municipality. Yesterday, in…

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.…

AfGJ Statement on the Arrest Orders for Álvaro Uribe

August 4, 2020, marked a historic moment in the history of Colombia, a country with more than 50 years of civil war. On that day, Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the detention of its current Senator and ex-President, Alvaro Uribe Velez. In 2016, the oldest armed insurgency of the hemisphere, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…

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…