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US participation in massacre of Moskito people!

On May 22 and 23 a delegation of human rights activists from the United States organized by Rights Action and Alliance for Global Justice visited the community of Ahuás in the Moskitia region of Honduras. The delegation witnessed an atmosphere of terror being generated amongst dire poverty in an area where the indigenous people are…

Actions against Bank of America shareholders meeting a huge success

Charlotte, NC: Bank of America had its shareholders meeting at their headquarters and for the first time in a generation a major protest poured onto the streets in Charlotte, NC. There was repression and arrests leading to and during the protests, whose details, soon to be described, show a potential reaction for the Democratic National…

Colombia’s Marcha Patriótica Calls for International Solidarity, Not Interference

by James Jordan, National Co-Coordinator for the Alliance for Global Justice The Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia turned out to be an embarrassing fiasco for Pres. Obama and the US delegation. It was mainly marked by the Secret Service prostitution scandal, denouncements of the War on Drugs at every turn, three heads of…

AfGJ and the Occupy Solidarity Social Forum–Reflection and Analysis

by Bruce Wilkinson, AfGJ Grassroots Development Coordinator “What is the nature of the process by which organizations, institutions and societies transform themselves?” Donald Schon contemplated the question of how we learn and adapt to change in an increasingly unstable society during the upheavals that frame the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now Occupy Wall Street,…

Occupy Wall Street and Grassroots Movements in Latin America

by Midge  Quandt (AFGJ Board Emeritus) The Occupy Wall Street movement that by December 2011 had spread to 900 cities world-wide led me to question my earlier allegiance to the idea that government/the state is the most effective avenue to radical social change. The Occupy movement also led me to revisit a related argument that…

CANG8 Environmental Committee – Vision Statement & Call to Action

“Another World Is Possible: Peaceful, Equitable & Sustainable!” Summary We stand in solidarity with rural and urban communities of the global North and South who are exposed to the hazards of climate change; ecological degradation and contamination; and land and resource grabs. We believe in food, resource and climate justice rooted in sustainability and democracy.…