Democracy

AFGJ Statement on Colombia’s 2022 Elections

The Colombian people achieved a tremendous victory and a historic milestone in their struggle for peace, justice, and the “second independence” from neocolonialism and neoliberalism. The election of President elect Gustavo Petro and Vice-President elect Francia Marquez is not so much the achievement of a savvy politician or a well-oiled political campaign as it was…

Electoral Observation Mission Rescinds AFGJ Credentials–Find Out Why!

The Electoral Observation Mission, a Colombia NGO that monitors elections and is partially funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, has rescinded its accreditation of Raquel Mogollón and other observers representing the Alliance for Global Justice in the heavy conflict area of northern Cauca. They say it is too dangerous. However, Raquel and the other…

Are We Witnessing a Preemptive Coup in Colombia? – Take ACTION!

  (ESPAÑOL ABAJO: Activistas acorralados en Colombia antes de las elecciones, Los Detenidos en Cali se declaran en huelga de hambre – Actúa Ya) Young activists are being detained just days before elections as part of the Ministry of Defense’ “Plan Democracy.” Many are saying that the plan is really an attempted “preemptive coup” to…

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…