Indigenous rights & liberation (Abya Yala, Americas)

ACTION TOOLKIT: Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

SCROLL DOWN TO TAKE ACTION Alliance for Global Justice acknowledges that we stand on land that is stolen, land that is exploited. We occupy the land that is the rightful home of Indigenous people. We condemn the theft, the exploitation and the oppression that arose from settler colonialism by Europeans. We recognize the ancient and…

Black America and white supremacy: race as a factor in human rights abuses

By Camille Landry, Alliance for Global Justice Introduction The United States is a contradiction. From the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution to the Statue of Liberty beckoning the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the U.S. trumpets to the world – and does not hesitate to export…

Looking back, looking ahead: lessons from the November 2019 U.S.-backed coup in Bolivia

Real solidarity with Bolivia’s Indigenous popular democracy requires us to do more than celebrate its revival. We must work to demilitarize U.S. foreign policy. By Natalia Schuurman In October of 2020, the Movement Towards Socialism (acronymed MAS in Spanish) returned to power 11 months after the U.S.-backed far-right coup regime of Jeanine Áñez ousted Evo…

Indigenous Land Grab on the Horizon: Act Now to Save Oak Flat!

By: Madeline McClure BHP and Rio Tinto, two of the world’s largest resource extraction companies, have earned themselves a solid reputation for obliterating native lands and communities throughout the world. Leaders in the international mining market, the British-Australian companies are globally condemned for their labor, environmental and human rights abuses. Today, they’re hard at work…

The Alliance for Global Justice Congratulates the Bolivian People

The Bolivian people said yes to democracy and no to U.S. imperialism October 18, 2020, marked the end of the US-backed coup against Evo Morales and the theft of democracy in Bolivia. Today, the victory of Luis Arce, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS in Spanish) presidential candidate, marks the strong determination of the Bolivian people…

AFGJ STATEMENT AND BACKGROUND ON THE COUP IN BOLIVIA

EDIT: See live updates from on the ground in Bolivia HERE The Alliance for Global Justice condemns the US-backed, OAS-orchestrated military coup against the democratically elected government of Bolivia. We support the efforts of the Bolivian people to restore the constitutional order and return President Evo Morales to office. We call on the community of…

Death Squad threatens Wayuu Women’s Force in La Guajíra, Colombia

by James Patrick Jordan I recently visited the Department of La Guajira on behalf of the Alliance for Global Justice. I was with Raquel Mogollón who works with the organization Camino Común. While we were in La Guajira, we were asked to meet with members of the Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuú (FMW, Women’s Wayuú Force)…

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…