James Patrick Jordan

Ataques a la JEP hundirían a Colombia en la guerra

Públicado en El Turbión Por: James Patrick Jordan – octubre 30 de 2018 En lo que sería un descarado ataque a los acuerdos de paz de Colombia, el fiscal general Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira ha acusado a Martha Lucía Zamora, July Henríquez y Ernesto Caicedo, funcionarios de la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP), de haber…

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…

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…

Resistiendo los Bases Militares y Estrategias del Pentágono en Latinoamérica

por James Patrick Jordan Originalmente publicado en Sur y Sur  “Los Estados Unidos parecen destinados por la Providencia a plagar la América de miserias en nombre de la libertad.” Estas palabras fueron escritas por Simón Bolivar desde hace 189 años. El Gran Liberador entendió que liberación y el concepto estadounidense de libertad no son iguales. Cuando…

Resisting US Military Bases and Pentagon Strategies in Latin America

by James Patrick Jordan HACE CLIC AQUÍ PARA LEER EN ESPAÑOL “The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.” Those words were written by Simón Bolivar, 189 years ago. The Great Liberator understood that liberation and the US’ concept of liberty are not the…

Seventeen for Seventeen: AfGJ Reviews the Year’s “Best” Albums for Activists

by James Patrick Jordan It’s that time of year when we look back on the old year while entering the new.  On the music front, there were many releases in 2017 to pique the interest of the socially and politically conscious. With the plethora of best album lists coming out right now, the Alliance for…

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…