Anti-War

Could Ricardo Palmera be Released to Participate in Colombia’s Peace Negotiations?

(Oct. 24, 2012) YOUR ACTION NEEDED! An old, Bush-era tactic is impeding Colombia’s peace process. US extraditions of Colombian citizens are a violation of the nation’s sovereignty and interfere with negotiations to end it’s armed internal conflict. Of special concern is the imprisonment of Ricardo Palmera, aka Simón Trinidad, a key negotiator for the FARC…

AfGJ Statement on Colombia’s Peace Process

The Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) have agreed to begin formal negotiations in October, in Norway. The People’s Liberation Army (ELN) is also expected to participate. Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed this in an August 27, 2012 press statement. According to a media release by the Patriotic…

Peace Talks Begin in Colombia

by DANIEL KOVALIK  (Republished from Counterpunch) According to Colombia’s El Tiempo, 75% of Colombians want a dialogue between the Colombian government and the guerillas.    And, this stands to reason, for Colombia has been devastated by over 50 years of armed conflict which has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians (between 50 and…

US participation in massacre of Moskito people!

On May 22 and 23 a delegation of human rights activists from the United States organized by Rights Action and Alliance for Global Justice visited the community of Ahuás in the Moskitia region of Honduras. The delegation witnessed an atmosphere of terror being generated amongst dire poverty in an area where the indigenous people are…

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…