Political Prisoners

Webinar Recording: 5/19 at 4pm PT / 1pm ET: Alex Saab’s Lawyer: ‘How the US Starves Nations’

Original audio for the webinar is in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.  —English interpretation or Spanish interpretation available– US Plans to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for Violating US Sanctions: The Case of Alex Saab Wednesday, May 19th 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern & Venezuela Alex Saab has been illegally held by Cape Verdean authorities and is…

The US Plan to Imprison Businesspeople in other Countries for “Violating” Illegal US Sanctions: The Case of Alex Saab

by Chicago ALBA Solidarity Alex Saad was detained in Cape Verde June 12, 2020 during a stopover to Iran, to be extradited to the US for the “crime” of violating US unilateral sanctions on Venezuela. He had been on a mission to acquire basic food and medicine to supply the government’s social welfare food program…

Solidarity with the People of Haiti! End US and UN support of Haitian dictator Jovenel Moïse!

On Sunday, Haitians to the streets in massive numbers as they did the week before after U.S.-backed dictator Jovenel Moïse refused to leave office on February 7, the end of his four-year term established by an illegal election. One of the main calls from the mobilizations of hundreds of thousands in the streets of Port-au-Prince…

The struggle continues: Racism, repression, and fightback in the USA

Now more than ever, we need to debunk the myth that human rights are an issue in other countries, but not here in the U.S. A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence come to be known as the largest sustained mobilization in modern U.S. history continues to reignite public discourse around…

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…