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Death Squads threaten Colombian Human Rights Defender Darnelly Rodriguez twice in two weeks

We are very worried for the safety and security of Centro Pazífico coordinator, Darnelly Rodriguez. On November 19 2021, she received the second of two death threats in two weeks. This threat came from the AGC paramilitary group. She was listed along with several other social movement and union leaders in a pamphlet that was…

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.5.2021: The National Security State – Social Media War on Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela; Alex Saab News

Venezuela Jacobin: Documents Show How the US Government Used Social Media to Intervene in Venezuela [Being a pro-Democratic Party publication, Jacobin repeats already disproven propaganda about Russian election interference, and criticizes Maduro “authoritarianism,” yet the article is another example showing how the national security state works with social media corporations for US coup operations.] The…

Solidarity Center Funding Skyrockets for Venezuela and Colombia

by James Patrick Jordan originally published in the Orinoco Tribune The Solidarity Center’s activities in Venezuela and Colombia skyrocketed last year. Funding from the mis-named National Endowment for Democracy (NED) soared to almost 60% over the previous year’s awards. The 2020 funding, alone, represents over 40% of the total for similar grants for the last…

ACTION TOOLKIT: Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

SCROLL DOWN TO TAKE ACTION Alliance for Global Justice acknowledges that we stand on land that is stolen, land that is exploited. We occupy the land that is the rightful home of Indigenous people. We condemn the theft, the exploitation and the oppression that arose from settler colonialism by Europeans. We recognize the ancient and…

Black America and white supremacy: race as a factor in human rights abuses

By Camille Landry, Alliance for Global Justice Introduction The United States is a contradiction. From the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution to the Statue of Liberty beckoning the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the U.S. trumpets to the world – and does not hesitate to export…

Virtual Picket Line-Philip Morris Must Respect Colombian Workers

SINTRAINTABACO, Colombia’s tobacco workers union, is demonstrating TODAY, Friday, October 8th, at noon, at the Philip Morris (Atria Corporation) International headquarters in New York (120 Park Avenue). Join a virtual picket line and flood CEO William “Billy” Giffords and Chief Human Resources Officer Charlie Whitaker with emails telling them to meet the workers’ demands that…

Alex Saab Reference Material

Background articles: World police: Washington seeks to imprison foreign businesspeople for violating illegal US sanctions (Grayzone Project, April 27, 2021) US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts (International Delegation Proposed) (Orinoco Tribune, May 21, 2021) US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the…

News Summary for August 22 Webinar

On August 19 the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), awarded the “IFAD Award 2021,” for Gender Equality to the Government of Nicaragua. The Minister of Finance, Iván Acosta said that IFAD’s selection committee awarded one country per region. The implementation of policies, programs and strategies has been a government commitment to guarantee equal opportunities…