Delegations and Tours

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…

Open Letter to the Colombian Government and the Pope for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners

EN ESPAÑOL Open Letter to the Colombian Government and the Pope for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners Dr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón President of Colombia His Holiness Pope Francis Roman Catholic Church Dear Sirs, On December 30, 2016, almost six months ago, as part of the peace process agreed to in Havana by the…

As the FARC-EP Disarms, Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

by Cody Edgerly CLICK HERE TO SIGN OPEN LETTER TO COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT JUAN MANUEL SANTOS AND POPE FRANCIS CALLING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMNESTY FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS AND PRISONERS OF WAR A historic milestone was reached on Tuesday, June 27th as the oldest and most powerful insurgency group of Latin America ceased to exist as…

Join AFGJ’s First Paraguay Delegation

Paraguay: Land of Inequality & Food Insecurity August 4-14 Novelist Augusto Roa Bastos once described his native and insular Paraguay as “an island surrounded by land”. AfGJ Board Member John Ocampo will lead this first-time AfGJ delegation to Paraguay, a little-known country to US solidarity activists, students, and Latin American Studies departments. Paraguay has the most unequal…

Colombia: Violence in a Time of Peace

by James Patrick Jordan Republished from the People’s World Young people in Villa Rica are like young people everywhere. When school is done, they take to parks, each other’s homes, and street corners to talk, joke around, flirt, and otherwise discuss the day with their friends. That’s what was happening on May 1 in Villa…

Spaces Still Open for AfGJ Colombia Delegation, June 30-July 10, 2017

Join the Alliance for Global Justice in a very special visit to Colombia June 30-July 10, 2017 as part of an international project of verification of the peace accords. ACT NOW! TIME IS RUNNING OUT! SEND AN EMAIL TO DELEGATIONS@AFGJ.ORG TO GET YOUR APPLICATION! The civil war in Colombia began 53 years ago on May…

Be a Peacemaker! Join AfGJ’s Colombia Delegation, June 30-July 10, 2017

Join the Alliance for Global Justice delegation to Colombia June 30-July 10, 2017! Get your application today by sending an email to Delegations@AFGJ.org This delegation will conduct investigations into peace accords concerning political prisoner reintegration into civil society in Colombia. This is a central component of accords ending more than 50 years of civil war.…

The People’s Hammer Can Tear Down Any Border Wall

by James Patrick Jordan en español The antidote to ruling class unity is the unity of peoples. “El pueblo unido jamas será vencido” (The people united will never be defeated) must be more than a slogan. It must be the reality, the hammer that we use to tear down the walls and beat back the…

Tear Down the Walls Mexico Delegation, March 10-20, 2017: While Trump demands Mexico build us a border wall, the US is Building Prison Walls in Mexico—What’s going on?

The United States is building walls and militarizing both the US-Mexico border and Mexico’s southern border. The US is also building prison walls throughout Mexico and militarizing police as living walls to repress and reign in popular movements. When Mexican police fire on striking teachers and normal school students, they’re using weapons made in the…