eco-solidarity

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…

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…

LA VORACIDAD DEL CAPITALISMO NEOLIBERAL CONTRA LA VIDA COMUNITARIA DE LOS PUEBLOS

Declaración de Solidaridad por el Consejo de Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo (CODEP) y el Observatorio de los Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos (ODHP) READ IN ENGLISH Hace CLIC para llamar para la libertad a Fidencio Aldama, Preso Político Yaqui Somos los hombres y mujeres que habitamos en el sur de México, principalmente  pueblos…

THE VORACITY OF NEOLIBERAL CAPITALISM AGAINST THE COMMUNITARIAN LIFE OF THE PEOPLES

Statement of Solidarity with the Yaqui People by the People’s Human Rights Observatory and CODEP (Comité de Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo) PARA LEER EN ESPAÑOL Click here to call for the freedom of Fidencio Aldama Pérez, Yaqui political prisoner We are the men and women that inhabit the South of Mexico, primarily original…

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…

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…