militarism

Four Agricultural Workers and Unionists Murdered in Nariño, Colombia

by James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice Send an Email to Colombian Authorities to Demand Justice and Safety for the People of Sucumbíos Send and Email to the White House and State Department to Demand the US End Its Support for War and Repression in Colombia [Scroll to the end of this article to read…

United Steelworkers Letter Condemns April 2014 Repression of Colombian Unions

CLICK HERE to send email to the Colombian government and US State Department on behalf of ASTRACAN and SINTRAEMCALI   To: Juan Manuel Santos Calderón Presidente de la República Carrera 8 No. 7 -26 Palacio de Nariño Bogotá, Colombia Dear President Santos: We are writing on behalf of the 850,000 members of the USW in…

Honduras: Human Rights Accompaniment Delegation

Alliance for Global Justice June 22-July 1, 2014 On the fifth anniversary of the coup that overthrew democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, the nonviolent National Front for Popular Resistance, farmers, students, labor unionists, LGBT activists, and regular people request our accompaniment in the face of violence and repression. Join the Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ)…

Quick points regarding the protests in Venezuela

Sign and Share this Petition in Solidarity with the Venezuelan People!  This is not a spontaneous wave of student protests, but a planned campaign organized by radical rightwing opposition leaders including Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado. On January 23, Lopez and Machado launched their “La Salida” (“The Exit”) campaign with a press conference. As…

Coffee Workers Being Released–Just Peace Coffee Brigade CANCELED

Just Peace Coffee Brigade CANCELED — Dolores Detainees are being released in time for coffee harvest! The Alliance for Global Justice, working with the Colombian human rights group, Lazos de Dignidad, and the Tolima Association of Peasant Workers (Astracatol), has been invited to organize a coffee picking brigade to Dolores, Tolima, a community threatened by…

Political prisoners, killings mount in Colombia as peace momentum slows

Jailing of Francisco Toloza – In context By W. T. Whitney Jr. 2014 had barely begun. Already assassins had killed activist rapper Gerson Martínez, community leader Giovanny Leiton, the latter’s life partner, and unionist Ever Luis Marin Rolong. A police projectile thrown at Sintraelecol union president Óscar Arturo Orozco gravely injured his left eye. He…

US Labor Against the War Workshop

From a War Economy to a Peace Economy:The Challenge of Economic Conversion Millions of workers in the U.S. are employed by the military-industrial-security complex. What are the steps we must take to move the country from a war and military-dependent economy to a sustainable demilitarized economy? How do we engage those whose jobs and incomes…

Shutdown the Shutdown Talking Points and Resources

Compiled by Peace Action’s Move the Money Working Group We need to find ways to connect the current Congressional crisis with the ongoing struggle to change national spending priorities: Move the Money from wars and weapons to fund jobs, human services and diplomacy. Two immediate actions we can take: 1. Public education: Letters to the…