James Patrick Jordan

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…

The People’s Hammer Can Tear Down Any Border Wall

by James Patrick Jordan en español The antidote to ruling class unity is the unity of peoples. “El pueblo unido jamas será vencido” (The people united will never be defeated) must be more than a slogan. It must be the reality, the hammer that we use to tear down the walls and beat back the…

Will Sunday bring a new era to Colombia?

Update from James Jordan, National Co-coordinator of the Alliance for Global Justice in Colombia for the referendum vote on October 2ndby James Patrick Jordan (Follow the LIVE BLOG on October 2nd for on the ground reporting from AfGJ’s International Accompaniment delegation.) Today I feel like I am completing a circle–a circle of peace. This is…

Urgent Call for Solidarity with Oaxaca’s Teachers Union

The Alliance for Global Justice denounces the brutal repression on June 19, 2016 against striking teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico that has left 12 teachers and students dead. They were killed by federal, state and local police who fired on unarmed, nonviolent demonstrators. According to a report by Telesur, the dead include 10 in Nochixtlan, one…