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Press release (June 20, 2023): Alliance for Global Justice demands justice for Nicaragua and an end to the United States’ ongoing human rights abuses

Press release For immediate release: June 20, 2023 Contact: Camille Landry Alliance for Global Justice (202) 540-8336, ext. 508 camille@afgj.org Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) demands justice for Nicaragua and an end to the United States’ ongoing human rights abuses AFGJ calls attention to the United States’ crimes against humanity This June, The International People’s…

TAKE ACTION: political prisoners in the United States require a political solution!

While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has hundreds of political prisoners – and the majority are people of color By James Patrick Jordan, Eduardo Garcia, Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman (Program Coordinators) Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool…

While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has hundreds of political prisoners – and the majority are people of color

Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment By James Patrick Jordan, Eduardo Garcia, Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman (Program Coordinators) Originally published on Covert Action Magazine Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool of racist repression. It’s aimed disproportionately at people of color as well as others engaged in anti-racist…

Over 530 years of struggle and solidarity: Indigenous resistance in the U.S.

None of us are free until all of us are free! By Camille Landry (Program Coordinator) Any analysis that originates in the United States claiming to accurately and fairly address issues pertaining to the human rights of Indigenous people must begin with the acknowledgement that we occupy land that is the ancestral home of Indigenous…

Voter suppression in the U.S.: if you can’t beat them, cheat them

An examination of the structural inequalities and anti-democratic nature of the United States government  By Camille Landry (Program Coordinator) The singer Paul Simon told us there are 50 ways to leave your lover. Turns out there are at least 50 ways to suppress the votes of U.S. voters. What is a democracy? The term democracy…

Speaking of disability

By William Camacaro (Program Coordinator) One of the most offensive expressions used to talk about people with disabilities is the term “handicapped.” Author David Mikkelson describes the origin of the word: “In 1504, after a brutal war in England, King Henry VII had an idea. King Henry knew that the war had left his country…

It’s all connected: racism, poverty, environmental assault

We invite you to examine environmental racism and racialized assaults on the most fundamental elements of all life: air, water, and land. By Camille Landry (Program Coordinator) Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement…

Our environment: enough for everyone’s need…but not everyone’s greed

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Yet, when it comes to the effects of climate change, there has been nothing but chronic injustice and the corrosion of human rights.” (Mary Robinson) By Camille Landry (Program Coordinator) The most fundamental human right is the right to live. This includes the…

Under Biden, the border wall is more powerful than ever

Officials continue to promote a border-wall system that’s increasingly profitable – and more than ever like something out of a science-fiction movie By Todd Miller (independent journalist) Republished from The Nation First it was the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) vehicles speeding along on the road in front of our campsite. Then it was the…