James Patrick Jordan

Massacre by Police on Colombia’s Human Rights Day

By Eunice Escobar and James Patrick Jordan Colombia’s national Human Rights Day began with the brutal pre-sunrise killing of Javier Ordoñez, a 46-year-old lawyer and taxi driver. In the early morning hours of September 9, 2020, bystanders recorded police who beat and repeatedly tasered Ordoñez. He was arrested while going to the store with friends.…

Racism, Liberation, and US Political Prisoners

By Natalia Schuurman, Eduardo Garcia, Victoria Cervantes, and James Patrick Jordan  The Alliance for Global Justice has just updated its list of U.S. political prisoners.* Let’s review a few basic facts and statistics, and consider some of the implications. The number of political prisoners in the United States has risen by 12.28% since the beginning…

Africa and Prison Imperialism

by James Patrick Jordan (The following piece is an updated version of a presentation for the 2020 African Liberation Day radio special by the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party-(GC) and the Africa Awareness Association) The United States government has invested considerable resources toward the restructuring of African prison systems. This is an example of what we,…

COVID IN COLD BLOOD: Massacre in La Modelo Prison, Colombia

  by James Patrick Jordan Colombian Armed Forces attacked prisoners on Sunday who were striking against filthy conditions and lack of protections against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Colombian agents killed at least 23 persons and wounded more than 90 at La Modelo prison in the capital city of Bogotá. This attack takes place in the context…