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Nobody’s child: victims of the U.S. child welfare system

How racism, classism and injustice intersect with poverty and lack of an adequate social safety net to violate children’s and families’ rights By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) The U.S. child welfare system is broken. It violates human rights of the children it claims to serve. It intersects with racism, classism, injustice, poverty, a deeply flawed…

Fraud and Threats vs. Hope and Peace in Colombia’s Elections

By Gabriel Mogollón (Gabe is a second year Environmental Engineering student, and the grandson of a refugee from the Bogotazo repression in the 1948 elections, when the popular, front-running candidate Jorge Eliecer Gaitan was assassinated on April 9th of that year)  Send an email to James@AFGJ.org to get information about our May 25-June 1, 2022…

Security, Empire and Life in the USA

by James Patrick Jordan Originally published in  Catalán by the magazine Revistat, and in English, by CovertAction Quarterly The word “security” conjures a couple of distinctly different and conflicting images. One is of human beings living in safe, viable, and sustainable communities, where individuals can freely develop their full potential, not hindered by threat and…

Charla de Colombia, with Senators Benkos Biohó and Victoria Sandino!

April 1: Senators Israel Zuñiga, aka Benkos Biohó and Judith Simanca Herrera, aka Victoria Sandino. Benkos  and Victoria Sandino are former comandantes of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army) and negotiators of the 2016 Peace Accord. They served as senators for the legal FARC political party after the accords were implemented. They are…

Election Update; and announcing: CHARLA DE COLOMBIA / TALKING ABOUT COLOMBIA

Election Update; and announcing: CHARLA DE COLOMBIA / TALKING ABOUT COLOMBIA This year’s elections in Colombia could bring a seismic shift in Colombian politics and rejuvenate a peace process that many had pronounce dead. There is the possibility of a thorough rejection of the far right in the ballot box. People are tired of austerity,…

Venezuela & ALBA News 3.18.2022: Evo and Venezuela on Combating NATO Expansionism; PSUV Fifth Congress

The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity Condemns the Kidnapping of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab We note that this crime is a new application of the illegal doctrine according to which the authorities of the United States would have the authority to act outside the borders of their homeland, anywhere…

AFGJ POSITION ON UKRAINE

Alliance for Global Justice decries the hostilities in Ukraine that endanger the people of that region and the entire world. Humanity must grow beyond its violent tendencies and substitute true justice for warfare. The roots of the war in Ukraine lie in decades of NATO expansion that seeks to extend US hegemony over the entire…