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Tear Down the Walls Mexico Delegation, March 10-20, 2017: While Trump demands Mexico build us a border wall, the US is Building Prison Walls in Mexico—What’s going on?

The United States is building walls and militarizing both the US-Mexico border and Mexico’s southern border. The US is also building prison walls throughout Mexico and militarizing police as living walls to repress and reign in popular movements. When Mexican police fire on striking teachers and normal school students, they’re using weapons made in the…

An Open Letter to Fensuagro, the Marcha Patriótica and All the Colombian People

En español Dear Sisters, Brothers, Friends and Comrades, It is with deep sorrow that we write to express our condolences for the recent assaults against your organizations and against the entire process for peace. We have learned that 72 human and labor rights defenders, peace activists, indigenous leaders and environmentalists were assassinated in 2016 alone.…

Alliance for Global Justice Statement on the End of the War in Colombia

The Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) congratulates the Colombian people in their achievement of an end to more than 52 years of civil war. We want to salute the popular movements that have brought a government entrenched in war and repression to the table to talk peace. Even more, we want to thank the popular…

Message from Hubert Ballesteros, Colombian unionist and political prisoner, to North American labor and solidarity activists

Originally published in Fight Back! News Versión en español The following message is a response to a series of questions posed to Hubert Ballesteros by James Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice. Ballesteros was arrested while negotiating for the National Agrarian Strike of 2013 and charged with Rebellion. He was also serving on the…

John McCain’s “midnight riders” put borderlands at risk

John McCain’s “midnight riders” put borderlands at risk Click HERE to take action! by: James Jordan September 15 2015, Originally published in the Peoples World Ever heard of “Sneaky John and the Midnight Riders”? No, it’s not the name of a rock band, not some outlaw gang from the 1800s. What it refers to is…

Delegation Report: Colombia Peace Talks Advancing in Cuba

* This is a corrected version of an earlier publication that had misidentified Rodolfo Benitez, Ambassador for Cuba to the Colombia peace talks, and Enrique Santiago, legal advisor for the peace process. ¨Colombia Peace Talks Advancing in Cuba: Historic Opportunity to Negotiate a Lasting Peace¨ Cuba and the U.S. Move Toward Normalized Relations A report…

The Peace Process in Colombia—How the United States Can Help

by James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice Send an email to the White House and State Department demanding an end to extraditions that threaten Colombia’s peace process, and for Simón Trinidad aka Ricardo Palmera to be allowed to take his proper place at the negotiations. Click here to learn about AfGJ’s April 11-18, 2015 delegation…

Bolivia: Complexity and Inspiration at the Roof of the World

Originally posted on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs’ website By: Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice I returned in mid-October from an eleven day delegation to Bolivia, led by Senior COHA Analyst William Camacaro of the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle in New York City. I recognize that no one can parachute into a country they’ve…