Prison Imperialism

URGENT ACTION! Honduran Prison Guards Tear Gas Prisoners Demanding Water.

URGENT ACTION!  Update #5 – March 4, 2018 Honduran Prison Guards Tear Gas Prisoners Demanding Water. Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal on Day #2 of Hunger Strike Demanding to See Physician. Demand that the Red Cross Enter the Prison! On March 3rd, day #46 of his unjust incarceration, political prisoner Edwin Espinal began a hunger strike…

URGENT ACTION!  Honduran Prison Guards Tear Gas Prisoners Demanding Water – March 4, 2018

Honduran Prison Guards Tear Gas Prisoners Demanding Water. Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal on Day #2 of Hunger Strike Demanding to See Physician. Demand that the Red Cross Enter the Prison! On March 3rd, day #46 of his unjust incarceration, political prisoner Edwin Espinal began a hunger strike to demand that he and other prisoners be…

Political Prisoner / Human Rights Accompaniment Delegation to Honduras

Honduras Human Rights Delegation 2018

Alliance for Global Justice and La Voz de los de Abajo Invite You to join us for an Urgent Political Prisoner / Human Rights Accompaniment Delegation to Honduras April 8-15, 2018 Since the November 2017 election, Honduras has been plunged into a political and human rights crisis caused by what Honduran human rights organizations are…

What is Prison Imperialism?

AfGJ calls the spread of the US mass incarceration model “Prison Imperialism.”  We’re referring to the prison programs themselves, as well as the imperialist dynamic between the US and the affected countries. These programs exist in the context of increased police and border militarization, US military bases, neoliberal economic policies, and economic extraction from poor…

Cómo los Estados Unidos imponen lo peor de su paradigma penitenciario en el extranjero

Sábado, 22 de julio de 2017 Por Nasim Chatha, Truthout | Informe Read the original version English here or here. La nueva penitenciaría federal en Santa Bárbara, Honduras, ocupa una franja de terreno entre una carretera y unas colinas boscosas. “El Pozo”, como se le conoce popularmente, está rodeado de alambre de púas y tiene dos…

Human Rights and the Global Prison

By July Henriquez, attorney and director of Lazos de Dignidad, one of AfGJ’s closest partnered organizations. July has been defending Colombia’s political prisoners for over eleven years. The following is translated and reprinted with permission from Fundación Lazos de Dignidad.  http://fundacionlazosdedignidad.org/Articulos.html  Trans. Nasim Chatha Capital and the Prison: A Lethal Mix for the Poor The prison…

Truthout Report: How the US Imposes the Worst of its Prison Paradigm Abroad

Nasim Chatha (AfGJ Prison Imperialism Coordinator) for Truthout : Leer en español aqui.  The new federal penitentiary in Santa Barbara, Honduras, occupies a strip of land between a highway and cloudy, forested hills. “El Pozo,” or The Pit, as it’s known, is surrounded by barbed wire and has two additional checkpoints beyond the first gate.…

July 10, 2017 Call-in and International Colombia Solidarity Actions

The Alliance for Global Justice is finishing its current delegation to Colombia by holding a demonstration outside the US Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, Monday, July 10, at 10:30am. The demonstration is also endorsed by Lazos de Dignidad, the People’s Human Rights Observatory, and the Coordination for Human Rights in the Americas. Our demands are: Free…

Open Letter to the Colombian Government and the Pope for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners

EN ESPAÑOL Open Letter to the Colombian Government and the Pope for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners Dr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón President of Colombia His Holiness Pope Francis Roman Catholic Church Dear Sirs, On December 30, 2016, almost six months ago, as part of the peace process agreed to in Havana by the…