James Patrick Jordan

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…

Repression Already Underway, Even Before the Launching of Colombia’s National Strike

Report from James Jordan, with interview of Lorena Ochoa from Lazos de Dignidad Colombia’s machinery of repression started kicking in even though the National Strike for peace, justice, and human rights was still a day away. My partner, Raquel Mogollón, and I arrived in Bogotá at 3am on Wednesday November 20, 2019. After a much…

Death Curse in Caloto – Colombian unionist and opposition candidate declared “military object”

by James Patrick Jordan Note: Even as I finish writing and publishing this piece, we have received two more notifications of paramilitary murders of activists in the area of Caloto, Cauca. Send an email to Colombian authorities demanding protection and an end to the threats against Gerardo Barona and Andy Murcia Under cover of night…