Cultural solidarity and struggle

THE ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE STATEMENT ON THE DEFENSE OF CHI’CHIL BILDAGOTEEL, OAK FLAT, ARIZONA, USA

The Alliance for Global Justice stands in solidarity with Apache Clans and over 300 Native Nations who seek to protect the Oak Flat site of south-eastern Arizona from devastating copper mining extraction. For over ten years, the San Carlos Apache and neighboring tribes have mobilized to prevent the destruction of this sacred land, which for…

The struggle continues: Racism, repression, and fightback in the USA

Now more than ever, we need to debunk the myth that human rights are an issue in other countries, but not here in the U.S. A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence come to be known as the largest sustained mobilization in modern U.S. history continues to reignite public discourse around…

NicaNotes: Food Sovereignty Takes a Leap Forward

Trump Calls Nicaragua “a national security threat”! Tell him it’s a lie! On Nov. 25, President Trump renewed Executive Order 13851 that he issued a year ago calling “a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and…

Seventeen for Seventeen: AfGJ Reviews the Year’s “Best” Albums for Activists

by James Patrick Jordan It’s that time of year when we look back on the old year while entering the new.  On the music front, there were many releases in 2017 to pique the interest of the socially and politically conscious. With the plethora of best album lists coming out right now, the Alliance for…

A MAGNIFICENT WOMAN. 9/11 40th anniversary

9/11 is the 40th anniversary of the appalling Nixon/Kissinger/Pinochet coup in Chile, the first terrorist act on that fateful date. To honor Salvador Allende, Victor Jara and the thousands of other victims whose loved ones still cry out their names into the darkness (including those of the World Trade Center), here’s an article recognizing the…

From Beyond the Walls: A Visit with the Women of Buen Pastor, Patio Six

Click HERE to watch Beyond the Walls:  A Visit with the Women of Buen Pastor, Patio Six From Beyond the Walls is a play based on the testimonies, poetry, letters and collective statements of the political prisoners of Buen Pastor Womens Penitentiary in Bogotá, Colombia. The play was created and adapted by James Jordan based…

WOMAN, MOTHER, POLITICAL PRISONER A Colombian Reality

WOMAN, MOTHER, POLITICAL PRISONER A Colombian Reality An Evening of Solidarity The International Network for Solidarity with the Political Prisoners of Colombia and the Alliance for Global Justice invite you to a presentation of “Beyond the Walls: A visit with the women of El Buen Pastor, Patio Six.” Accompanied by live Latin American music ‘Beyond…

Beyond the Walls – a Visit with Colombian Women Political Prisoners

This is a condensed version of Beyond the Walls, based on writings and testimonies of women political prisoners in Colombia.  Material was collected by former political prisoner, Liliany Obando and translated and arranged by the James Patrick Jordan. Frida Espinosa Cárdenas adapted and directed this version.  The full version is one hour long.  This is…