James Patrick Jordan

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…

Colombia: Violence in a Time of Peace

by James Patrick Jordan Republished from the People’s World Young people in Villa Rica are like young people everywhere. When school is done, they take to parks, each other’s homes, and street corners to talk, joke around, flirt, and otherwise discuss the day with their friends. That’s what was happening on May 1 in Villa…

El Martillo del Pueblo Puede Derribar Cualquier Pared en la Frontera

Traducido por Maria Rendón Read post in English El antídoto contra la clase gobernante es la unidad de los pueblos. “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido,” debe ser más que un slogan, debe ser una realidad, el martillo será el instrumento que usaremos para derribar las paredes y derrotar los ataques que estamos enfrentando. Para…