James Patrick Jordan

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)…

Free Jesús Santrich, Stop the White House Assaults on Colombia’s Peace Accord

by James Patrick Jordan In what may constitute a mortal blow to Colombia’s peace process, President Ivan Duque has defied the order by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) to releaseJesús Santrich, aka Seuxis Hernández Solarte, from prison. Santrich is a negotiator and former insurgent who helped craft the accord to end more than five…

If Socialism Falls in Venezuela, Colombia Shows Us What Will Replace It

by James Patrick Jordan When corporate media is obsessing on one story, you can pretty much bet that another story is being ignored or, more likely, purposely hidden and obscured. Corporate media, ever beating the drums for whatever war, coup, or intervention the oligarchs are pushing, plays its dutiful and subservient role. The example that…

Live Blogging: Colombia’s National Strike, Venezuela vs. the Empire

Live Blogging: Colombia’s National Strike, Venezuela vs. the Empire Simón Bolívar, “the Great Liberator”, had a  dream of liberation from Empire and slavery, of just peace, of a united and soverign people throughout South America. Especially he fought for the people of Gran Colombia, today’s nations of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. The dream and the…

¿Qué está haciendo el Centro de Solidaridad de la AFL-CIO en Venezuela?: ¡Tenemos el derecho a saber!

por James Patrick Jordan traducido por Adrián Boutureira para leer en inglés… El Centro de Solidaridad (Solidarity Center) – la organización del sindicato AFL-CIO para actividades globales –  ha estado activo durante mucho tiempo en Venezuela, y no siempre con  impacto positivo. Exigimos que el Centro de Solidaridad abra sus cuentas y que nos informe…

What is the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center Doing in Venezuela: We Have a Right to Know!

by James Patrick Jordan en español… The Solidarity Center–the AFL-CIO’s organization for acting around the world–has long been active in Venezuela, and not usually for good effect.  We demand that the Solidarity Center open their books, and honestly report about their current operations in that country. We hope they are not supporting the current coup…

No Sanctions! No Coup! No War! Hands Off Venezuela!

by Eduardo Correa Senior and James Patrick Jordan The threat is real… The trumpets of regime change have sounded, and the drums of a possible war are beating against Venezuelan democracy. Provocations hitherto unimagined threaten to plunge the whole region into chaos and strike a serious blow against popular democracy around the world. Venezuela’s foreign…

Is Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?

By James Jordan According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren’t conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the military, and manipulation of popular movements against the elected government. All this…

Saudi Arabia’s Jails and U.S. Prison Imperialism

by James Patrick Jordan Overview The United States government has deep ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s penal system, and with the entire Ministry of Interior, which oversees the kingdom’s police, courts, and jails. The American Correctional Association (ACA), a trade organization that collaborates and contracts with the US government, is likewise linked with…