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Nicaragua Strives to Cope with Protest on Social Security Reform

By Chuck Kaufman Nicaragua underwent an unprecedented spasm of violence over the past week that was sparked by the government announcement of increased social security withholding rates for business, workers, and a larger government contribution but reductions in pension amounts for some recipients. The protests, which started peacefully, turned violent and some police are accused…

Sweet Dreams and Nightmares – Can Colombia Achieve a Just Peace?

by James Patrick Jordan The dream of achieving a just and durable peace in Colombia may be taking a turn for the worst, becoming a nightmare of massacre and abuse, where hopes of democracy have come head to head against a march toward fascism. That is the sad reality. But it is not an inevitable…

Genocidio Cultural y los Asaltos contra el Río Yaqui

por James Patrick Jordan “Eso es un cuerpo de agua nombrado por el pueblo…. Han estado viviendo allá desde antes la llegada de los invasores. Para eso ser sacado deja el pueblo sin recursos. Es inmoral.” To read in English, click here Hace clic aquí para leer la declaración del Observatorio de Derechos Humanos del…

Cultural Genocide and the Assaults on the Rio Yaqui

by James Patrick Jordan “This is a body of water named for the people themselves…. They’ve been living there since before the invaders showed up. For that to be taken away leaves the people high and dry. It’s immoral.” Para leer este artículo en español Read the People’s Human Rights Observatory Statement of Solidarity with…

Good Work! Hernandez and Bedoya Safe in Colombia

The Alliance for Global Justice and our partners in Colombia wish to give a heartfelt “thank you” to all who acted so quickly on behalf of Jhon Jairo Hernandez and Jorge Mario Bedoya. The two had been threatened by a right wing mob for their participation in a Leftist presidential campaign. We are happy to…

Honduran Democracy Activist Urgently Needs Your Solidarity

Honduras Democracy Activists Urgently Needs Your Solidarity Honduran democracy activist Edwin Espinal Robelo has been detained by authorities. Even though he is a civilian, he is scheduled to appear before a military tribunal this week. Espinal has been denied the right to meet with his lawyer. Act NOW to demand the immediate liberty of Edwin…

Week of Action: Stand with the Honduran People Against Dictatorship

Action Week: January 22 – 27 2018 On January 27th, the illegitimate presidency of Juan Orlando Hernandez is scheduled to be inaugurated in Honduras. The Honduran people continue to make it clear that they will not accept the imposition of Hernandez and they reject the “official” fraudulent November 26 election results that claim his victory.  Massive protests continue and…

Peacemakers Delegation to Colombia with AfGJ, May 19-29, 2018

Human Rights and Labor lawyer, Dan Kovalik, and Alliance for Globall Justice National Co-Coordinator, James Jordan, are leading a delegation to the Departments of Cauca, Valle de Cauca, and Nariño this May 19-29, 2018. This is the region most affected by political violence that threatens Colombia’s new peace. We will be present for the historic…

Stop the Nica Act – Send A Letter to Your Senator!

Oppose the nica act in congress

This action call is a joint effort of Friends of the ATC ( ATC is Nicaragua’s Rural Workers Assocation) and the Alliance for Global Justice                 On Friday December 23rd, the day before the Congressional recess and on the same day that the US government congratulated Juan Orlando Hernandez…