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People’s Human Rights Observatory Declaration of Support for Peace in Colombia

Peace in Colombia is threatened by the highest number of politically motivated murders in seven years, with more than one victim every three days. And while the FARC-EP has met every agreement, including complete disarmament, the government is dragging its feet and failing to meet its obligations in several key areas. Following is a declaration…

“We resist death, we want to live!” An appeal to US workers from Colombian rural workers

Colombia’s largest federation of rural workers’ unions calls for solidarity with Colombian workers and social movements in their struggle for a just and durable peace. Enemies of peace in Colombia are waging a campaign of violence against farming, indigenous, and Afro-Colombian communities, killing their leaders and displacing people from their homes. Call to International Solidarity…

National Strike for Peace in Colombia – A Call for Solidarity

A National Strike for Peace in Colombia has been called in Colombia to demand steps to protect peace accords that are in danger of failure. The strike was called at the end of a particularly bloody October, with 23 activists killed in 23 days. The death toll includes 11 peaceful protesters attacked on October 5…

URGENT! Colombia’s National Strike is Under Attack in Catatumbo! Please act now!

PLEASE ACT NOW! Click here to send a message to Colombian authorities! Send an email to the White House demanding an end to policies that promote repression in Colombia! Your action is needed urgently! Right now anti-riot police in Colombia are attacking a nonviolent demonstration in Catatumbo, Colombia that is in support of the National…

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…

Truthout Report: How the US Imposes the Worst of its Prison Paradigm Abroad

Nasim Chatha (AfGJ Prison Imperialism Coordinator) for Truthout : Leer en español aqui.  The new federal penitentiary in Santa Barbara, Honduras, occupies a strip of land between a highway and cloudy, forested hills. “El Pozo,” or The Pit, as it’s known, is surrounded by barbed wire and has two additional checkpoints beyond the first gate.…

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…

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…

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…