Political Prisoners

2020: Racism, Repression and Fightback in the USA

For over two months, an uprising against police brutality and white supremacy that followed the murder of George Floyd has persevered in spite of the violently one-sided political repression spearheaded by both the state and the extreme right-wing. The Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) has released a comprehensive report detailing the various forms in which…

Racism, Liberation, and US Political Prisoners

By Natalia Schuurman, Eduardo Garcia, Victoria Cervantes, and James Patrick Jordan  The Alliance for Global Justice has just updated its list of U.S. Political Prisoners*. Let’s review a few basic facts and statistics, and consider some of the implications. The number of Political Prisoners in the United States has risen by 12.28% since the beginning…

Happy Birthday to Simón Trinidad, Colombian Peace Negotiator and US Prisoner of Empire

Click here for a list of US Political Prisoners who are Prisoners of Empire We are republishing the following alert being circulated by MLToday. Dear friends: Simon Trinidad is peace negotiator for the FARC, currently serving a life sentence at the super max federal prison in Florence, Colorado under conditions where he can receive no mail or…

Support those arrested resisting police repression and racism-Resource Guide

“As city after city in the United States experiences their own insurrectionary social explosion in the face of police violence and the militarization of State repression, we must all unite to follow the lead and to defend those who are the main targets of oppression…. The political and corporate elites will double down on the…

David Ravelo Gutiérrez beaten, taken by Colombian authorities—Demand his freedom NOW!

David Ravelo Guttiérrez is a well -known social leader and human rights defender who has been beaten by Colombian armed forces and detained without charges in La Modelo prison. He is the son of well-known human rights defender and ex-political prisoner David Ravelo Crespo.   Join with international solidarity activists to demand his safety and…

COVID IN COLD BLOOD: Massacre in La Modelo Prison, Colombia

  by James Patrick Jordan Colombian Armed Forces attacked prisoners on Sunday who were striking against filthy conditions and lack of protections against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Colombian agents killed at least 23 persons and wounded more than 90 at La Modelo prison in the capital city of Bogotá. This attack takes place in the context…

TAKE ACTION TO FREE HONDURAN POLITICAL PRISONERS!

Why they migrate is why they are imprisoned and killed. TAKE ACTION TO FREE HONDURAN POLITICAL PRISONERS! 15 political prisoners remain imprisoned for protesting the U.S.- and Canadian-backed 2017 electoral fraud in Honduras. The majority of political prisoners are being held in military-run, maximum-security prisons where they face years of pre-trial detention. They are being…

NicaNotes: NSCAG debunks Amnesty claims about political prisoners

NSCAG debunks Amnesty claims about political prisoners NSCAG News | on: Saturday, 22 September 2018 By Louise Richards, Trade Union and Communications Coordinator The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG) is based in the UK and has a long history of building trade union and broader solidarity with Nicaragua. In its latest attempt to demonise Nicaragua, Amnesty International…

Sign the Comité Cerezo Open Letter to Mexico’s President-elect Manuel Lopez Obrador

The Comité Cerezo, a human rights organization based in Mexico City, is asking Alliance for Global Justice supporters to show international solidarity by signing this open letter to Mexico’s president-elect Manuel Lopez Obrador. It is especially appropriate that those of us who live in the United States sign, given that our taxes are paying for police militarization and prison…

Prisioneros Políticos de los Estados Unidos

***Actualizado el 24 de julio, 2020*** Esta es una lista de personas que actualmente están encarceladas en los Estados Unidos, Son objetivos debido a sus acciones que amenazan el poder imperial de EE. UU. y que fueron encarcelados por sus actividades políticas. AfGJ los considera prisioneros políticos y “prisioneros del imperio”. Definimos a los presos…