Respect for Democracy

Report-back and campaign update from Capitol Hill: lobbying against U.S. sanctions on Nicaragua

By Jill Clark-Gollub (Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition, Americas Without Sanctions Lobbying Committee) AFGJ is a founding organization of the Americas Without Sanctions campaign, which since last July has been organizing tirelessly against the most recent round of sanctions legislation proposed for Nicaragua. Read the report-back from one of our campaign volunteers and lobbying coordinators below.  On Thursday, May…

Interview with José Pimentel, Venezuelan peasant leader and land defender

By William Camacaro, Program Coordinator We had the opportunity to meet with an iconic leader of the Venezuelan campesino movement in the city of San Carlos, Cojedes, Venezuela. José Pimentel is a well-known defender of land rights. For this reason Pimentel has been the target of at least three assassination attempts by large landowners. While…

Delegation announcement! Venezuela: Celebrating 22 Years of Sovereignty and Popular Power

Join us in Venezuela to celebrate the Bolivarian Revolution and witness popular democracy in action Join us in Venezuela during its presidential elections to witness, experience and learn about popular democracy in action and celebrate 22 years of the Bolivarian Revolution since the attempted coup against President Hugo Chávez. When: July 21-31, 2024 Cost: $1,450/person*…

Finally, Florida judge withdraws all charges against Álex Saab three months after his release

This Friday Florida Judge Robert Scola signed the final dismissal of all charges against the Colombian-Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was kidnapped, incarcerated and tortured by the U.S. prison system for several years for sending food, fuel and medicine to Venezuela during the pandemic, circumventing deadly U.S. sanctions against the Venezuelan people. The document below explains that…

Haitians Demand that THEY Choose Government – not US

By James Patrick Jordan Trying to understand the complexities of Haiti and its struggle for real democracy can be difficult. However, the most basic point to grasp is this: since the US directed overthrow of President Jean Bertrand Aristide 20 years ago, Haiti has endured relentless electoral interference, exploitation, invasion, and occupation by or on…

Yes to democracy, no to imperialism: Declaration in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution on the road to the integration of peoples

The ALBA solidarity movement re-affirms its absolute support for the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro The Continental Articulation of Social and Popular Movements Towards ALBA is a platform that brings together more than 400 organizations from 25 countries fighting for the unity and integration of Our America in pursuit of…

Virtual Course and Film Festival: The Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

Nicaragua: Advances & Autonomy a project by AFGJ-Nicaragua Network & Casa Benjamin Linder invites you to join the Virtual Course & Film Festival The Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast October 19-November 9, 2023 (4 sessions) Register here! Session 1: International Solidarity Thursday, October 19 / 7pm Eastern / 5pm Central…

Delegation announcement! Advances & Autonomy Brigade: Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

Join us to witness, experience and learn about advances and autonomy on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast Did you know Nicaragua has deeded 1/3 of its territory to Indigenous communities? Indigenous & Afro-Descendant communities form two self-governing autonomous regions where in just 15 years local and national projects have transformed life through mutlicultural and multilingual education at…

Report-back: Alliance for Global Justice joins Nicaraguans and solidarity movements in celebration of the 44th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution

By Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman Last week, Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) was among the thousands of Nicaraguan citizens, youth and international delegates present at the 44th Anniversary celebration of the Sandinista Popular Revolution in Managua, Nicaragua. I was honored and ecstatic to be part of this shared space to rejoice in the sustained peace, prosperity…