Issue #2: Enroll in our next class; Support our students with a tax-deductible donation; AFGJ demands justice for Nicaragua & an end to U.S. human rights abuses; Download our Human Rights in the US 2023 Report; Take action!
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The Lucy Parsons Popular Human Rights School is an initiative to build grassroots solidarity and capacity through the exchange of perspectives, training, skills and infrastructure based in alternative frameworks for understanding and promoting human rights. We’re studying the curricula, reporting, organizational strategies, and activist tools used by our sister organizations involved at the frontlines of popular movements in the U.S. and the Americas to train and certify a grassroots network of human rights monitors and defenders. Learn more
Our class will train you in identifying, documenting, denouncing and organizing around human rights violations as a certified Human Rights Observer. You’ll learn how you can help us build a grassroots-powered open-source human rights violations database used to research, mobilize and aid in human rights struggles in the U.S. Our next class launches in October – apply to enroll today!
Upon completing our course, students will receive their own Human Rights Observer packages. We need your support in covering the costs of these packages.
A $5 donation pays for one printed Human Rights Observer toolkit
A $10 donation pays for one Human Rights Observer vest
A $25 donation pays for one book of choice provided in each student package
A $52 donation covers the costs of printing, compiling & shipping one student package
An $83 donation covers the costs of printing & shipping 50 Human Rights Observer certificates
A $356 donation covers the costs of printing at least 50 Human Rights Observer toolkits
A $500 donation covers the costs of shipping 50 student packages
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AFGJ demands justice for Nicaragua & an end to U.S. human rights abuses
In June, The International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism found the United States guilty of human rights abuses, including unjustifiable warfare, against the people and the sovereign nation of Nicaragua. The People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism concluded that actions of the United States toward the Republic of Nicaragua, particularly U.S. attempts to institute illegal regime change in that nation, constitute severe and ongoing abuses of the human and civil rights of the Nicaraguan people, and unlawful, unprovoked incursions against a sovereign state.
AFG joins the people of Nicaragua and its millions of supporters worldwide in demanding an immediate end to sanctions against Nicaragua by the United States. AFGJ and the people of Nicaragua appeal to the people of the world to condemn these actions, along with any other military or other attacks on Nicaragua.
“There’s ample evidence that the United States is and since its inception has systematically violated fundamental human rights, as defined by the United Nations in its Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Actions by the United States that wreak punishment upon poor and struggling nations that seek only to better the lives of their citizens are heinous and indefensible. The United States would do well to address its own shortcomings and cease trying to bring about regime change in other nations through false accusations, military threats and the economic warfare of embargoes and sanctions.”
Available now: Human Rights in the U.S. 2023 Report
Our report introduces and analyzes some of the most prevalent human rights issues in the U.S. today. We take a deep dive into prisons and policing, housing inequality, environmental racism, public health inequities, labor exploitation, state repression, political imprisonment and more, and we identify systemic violations of universally recognized human rights.
“For many years, the lives of millions of people across Latin America have been impacted by injustice and by the political repression and counterinsurgency politics promoted by the United States government. In the concept of human rights and specifically in the documentation of human rights violations, the people have found a tool to arrive at the truth about those responsible for policies that violate human rights, their objectives and beneficiaries; a tool to struggle for justice, for the integral reparation of damage, and to maintain alive the memory of the peoples’ struggles for their liberation from the yoke of Capital.”
– Comité Cerezo México
Take action in defense of human rights
Contact your Senators! Oppose new and old sanctions on Nicaragua!
The new sanctions seek to restrict loans for economic development from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) which funds roads, water and energy projects, and housing in the country. The old sanctions stopped most loans from the IMF, World Bank and the IDB. Now the U.S. wants to stop the CABEI loans as well! All these restrictions should be lifted!
Oppose the nomination of Elliott Abrams to the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy!
President Joe Biden announced on July 3 that he would nominate Elliott Abrams to a position on the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Abrams was a supporter of the worst human rights violations in Central America in the 1980s and has been guilty of similar human rights abuses since.