Tag Archive for human rights

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…

NicaNotes: We must stop new sanctions on Nicaragua from advancing in Congress!

By Jill Clark-Gollub Jill Clark-Gollub organizes study delegations to Nicaragua and has published in outlets including COHA, Popular Resistance, and Alliance for Global Justice The deceptively named Restoring Sovereignty and Human Rights Act is advancing through Congress. Designed to do the exact opposite of promoting sovereignty or human rights, it must be stopped. We must…

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.10.2023: Venezuela Denounces Israel’s Nuclear Threat; Why Nicaragua took over Jesuit University; Tours to Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba

  Venezuela and Cuba against US-Israeli Massacres TeleSur: Stop the Zionist Genocide Against the Palestinians: Maduro “I call on Muslim people, Arab peoples and the peoples of the World to raise their voices against the Nazi genocide against the Palestinians,” he said, noting that the Israeli occupation forces continue to bomb hospitals, mosques, churches and…

Public complaint about the health condition of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, illegally imprisoned in the United States

On Friday, March 16, 2023, Camilla Saab made an urgent call to the world to denounce the dire health condition of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, which endangers his life. In July 2021, the Working Group against Torture and several UN rapporteurs expressed their concern about the irreparable deterioration of Alex Saab’s health condition. Let us…

TAKE ACTION: political prisoners in the United States require a political solution!

While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has hundreds of political prisoners – and the majority are people of color By James Patrick Jordan, Eduardo Garcia, Natalia Burdyńska Schuurman (Program Coordinators) Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool…

November 17: Rights of Indigenous & Afro-descendant Women in Nicaragua

November 17: Rights of Indigenous & Afro-descendant Women in Nicaragua Casa Benjamin Linder and AFGJ, in close collaboration with Black Alliance for Peace and Friends of the ATC, are excited to invite you to the next Women in Nicaragua: Power & Protagonism series session: Rights of Indigenous & Afro-descendant Women in Nicaragua. Click here to register! During this…