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PATRIARCHY IS A M*THERF*CKER: the criminalization of pregnancy is a miscarriage of justice

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) *Updated May 4, 2022 The United States of America is a nation – the only nation – that was founded on principles of genocide, racism, hatred, and misogyny. Despite limited actions to recognize the basic human rights of Indigenous, Black, Brown, female and LGBTQiA people, this nation persists in denying…

Cruel but not unusual: the economics and inherent racism of mass incarceration

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Mass incarceration in the United States is a crime against humanity. It disproportionately ruins the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people. It wastes human potential. It destabilizes neighborhoods and destroys communities. We all pay dearly for it, in human as well as economic terms. Both at its roots and…

Attacks on Peace Court Could Help Plunge Colombia Back into War

by James Patrick Jordan Send an email to Colombian authorities demanding they drop the charges against July Henriquez, Ernesto Caicedo, and Martha Lucía Zamora In a brazen attack on Colombia’s peace accords, Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira has brought charges against three former officials of the Special Peace Jurisdiction courts (JEP, by its Spanish…

Struggle and defiance at Colombia’s Feast of Pestilence

by James Patrick Jordan …After many visits to Colombia, both as a delegation leader, and individually, I can say that I have never experienced such an intense trip as this one. We arrived in Cali, which was our base, just after an attack had occurred on a progressive legislator who, thankfully, survived. From Cali, each…

Cinco Demandas por la Paz en Colombia – Carta Abierta por Defensores de Derechos Humanos Internacionales

Incluyen sus nombres y organizaciones con Noam Chomsky, Adolfo Pérez Ezquivel (ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz), y Piedad Córdoba, vocera de Colombianas y Colombianos por la paz, y muchas organizaciones internacionales en defensa de los derechos humanos. Envía una carta a James@AFGJ.org para incluir su organización como aprobador esta carta y sus cinco…

Five Demands for Peace in Colombia – Open Letter by International Human Rights Defenders

Join Noam Chomsky, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Adolfo Perez Ezquivel, Colombians for Peace founder Piedad Córdoba, and many international human rights and solidarity organizations in taking a stand for peace in Colombia. Endorse this sign-on letter and its five demands. You may also sign as an individual, along with your organizational affiliation (for identification purposes…

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…

What is Prison Imperialism?

AfGJ calls the spread of the US mass incarceration model “Prison Imperialism.”  We’re referring to the prison programs themselves, as well as the imperialist dynamic between the US and the affected countries. These programs exist in the context of increased police and border militarization, US military bases, neoliberal economic policies, and economic extraction from poor…