democracy

Fraud and Threats vs. Hope and Peace in Colombia’s Elections

By Gabriel Mogollón (Gabe is a second year Environmental Engineering student, and the grandson of a refugee from the Bogotazo repression in the 1948 elections, when the popular, front-running candidate Jorge Eliecer Gaitan was assassinated on April 9th of that year)  Send an email to James@AFGJ.org to get information about our May 25-June 1, 2022…

Charla de Colombia, with Senators Benkos Biohó and Victoria Sandino!

April 1: Senators Israel Zuñiga, aka Benkos Biohó and Judith Simanca Herrera, aka Victoria Sandino. Benkos  and Victoria Sandino are former comandantes of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army) and negotiators of the 2016 Peace Accord. They served as senators for the legal FARC political party after the accords were implemented. They are…

Election Update; and announcing: CHARLA DE COLOMBIA / TALKING ABOUT COLOMBIA

Election Update; and announcing: CHARLA DE COLOMBIA / TALKING ABOUT COLOMBIA This year’s elections in Colombia could bring a seismic shift in Colombian politics and rejuvenate a peace process that many had pronounce dead. There is the possibility of a thorough rejection of the far right in the ballot box. People are tired of austerity,…

Crueler but still not unusual: the U.S. death penalty

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Volumes have been written about it. Hundreds of thousands of people have protested it, written to their legislators and congress members, prayed about it, sung about it, and hoped that it would end. It has been condemned as inhumane, ineffective, racist, cruel, antiquated, vengeful and just plain wrong by individuals…

Webinar Recording: Nicaragua Elections Reportback featuring on-the-ground electoral observers

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group  & Alliance for Global Justice invite you to a webinar in response to Nicaragua’s 2021 Elections View the Webinar on YouTube Here   Featuring: Many persons from the US and beyond who accompanied the Nicaragua elections and saw firsthand what really took place. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll see photos…

Statement on the Nicaragua Elections from the Simon Bolivar Institute; Sign Here!

Add Your Name to the Statement by the ISB – Instituto de Simon Bolivar, Simon Bolivar Institute of Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples Sign-on Here! Simon Bolivar Institute of Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples Statement: On Sunday, November 7, 2021, the Nicaraguan people came out peacefully to cast their votes in presidential elections. A turnout…

Webinar Recording: US Hands Off! Let the People Decide

View the Recording on YouTube HERE Featuring: Netfa Freeman, Co-host/ producer, Voices with Vision, WPFW 89.3 FM Washington, DC, and Coordinating Committee member, Black Alliance for Peace Francisco Dominguez,  Head of Research Group on Latin America, Middlesex University and Executive Committee member, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group Sofia Clark, Political Research Analyst, Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann Center, National…

Solidarity Center Funding Skyrockets for Venezuela and Colombia

by James Patrick Jordan originally published in the Orinoco Tribune The Solidarity Center’s activities in Venezuela and Colombia skyrocketed last year. Funding from the mis-named National Endowment for Democracy (NED) soared to almost 60% over the previous year’s awards. The 2020 funding, alone, represents over 40% of the total for similar grants for the last…