James Patrick Jordan

Colombia’s Marcha Patriótica Calls for International Solidarity, Not Interference

by James Jordan, National Co-Coordinator for the Alliance for Global Justice The Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia turned out to be an embarrassing fiasco for Pres. Obama and the US delegation. It was mainly marked by the Secret Service prostitution scandal, denouncements of the War on Drugs at every turn, three heads of…

Victory! Colombian Political Prisoner Liliany Obando to Be Freed!

by James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice National Co-Coordinator The International Network in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners (of which The Alliance for Global Justice is a co-founder) has just received the wonderful news that labor activist, human rights defender and Colombian Political Prisoner Liliany Obando will be released on bond tomorrow

International Solidarity Address to the National Conference for the Liberty of the Political Prisoners in Bogotá, Colombia

by James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice My name is James Jordan and I work for the Alliance for Global Justice and am a member of the Coordinating Committee of the National Network in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners (of Colombia). There is nothing we want more for the Colombian people than an end to…

False Claims Versus Hard Realities: The Pending Free Trade Agreement with Colombia

by James Jordan With a little more than a year till the 2012 elections the White House and Congressional leadership are anxious to pass pending Free Trade Agreements as soon as possible. They are hoping that their constituents won’t notice what’s going on and, if they do, that they’ll have forgotten by Election Day, 2012.

Interview with Eberto Diaz Montes, President of FENSUAGRO (United National Federation of Peasant Farmers and Farm Workers), Colombia

This interview was conducted with Eberto Díaz Montes by James Patrick Jordan, who also translated it. AFGJ: The National Encounter for the Land and for Peace has been a success in bringing together so many sectors of Colombian society to talk about peace and a political solution to the conflict. Do you believe that this…

AFGJ’s Delegation to Colombia

By James Jordan, National Co-Coordinator Alliance for Global Justice delegations center around making connections, gathering and disseminating important new information and, above all, training, inspiring and empowering delegates to return home and get active. We don’t do political tourism. We do go to pains to find partners who are involved in crucial struggles, but who…