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Questions and Answers with Píedad Córdoba – Preguntas y Respuestas con Píedad Córdoba

Please CLICK HERE to access a video of a Question and Answer session with former Colombian Senator Píedad Córdoba, Coordinator of Colombians for Peace.  This session took place following a breakfast meeting with the Alliance for Global Justice / National Lawyers Guild delegation to Colombia in May and June, 2011.

International Solidarity Address to the National Conference for the Liberty of the Political Prisoners in Bogotá, Colombia

by James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice My name is James Jordan and I work for the Alliance for Global Justice and am a member of the Coordinating Committee of the National Network in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners (of Colombia). There is nothing we want more for the Colombian people than an end to…

War on Venezuela: Washington’s False Accusations Against The Chavez Government

By Eva Golinger (This article was originally published in Postcards from the Revolution at http://www.chavezcode.com/2011/12/war-on-venezuela-washingtons-false.html .) Ever since the US-supported coup attempt against President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela failed in April 2002, Washington has been pursuing a variety of strategies to remove the overwhelmingly popular South American head of state from power.

Big Shoulders in Chicago and Kabul

by Kathy Kelly, Co-Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence This article first appeared in the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-kelly/chicago-g8-meeting_b_1156106.html Kabul — NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere.

Colombia Offers Free Trade in Death-A Canadian Perspective

by Kevin Neish  [Kevin is a Canadian human rights activist and unionist who went on an Alliance for Global Justice delegation to Colombia in 2009.  This article is reprinted from Straight.Com – Vancouver’s Online News Source] The ink is barely dry on the Canada-Colombia free-trade deal, which Stephen Harper signed with great fanfare and promises…

The “New Penitentiary Culture”: US Designs for Colombian Jails

How the USAID, Federal Bureau of Prisons and the School of the Americas Have Impacted Colombia’s Prison System By James Jordan Reprinted from The Narco News Bulletin September 9, 2010 Amid much talk of human rights and improved conditions for those deprived of liberty, in March of 2000, the US ambassador and Colombia’s Minister of Justice signed…