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“We resist death, we want to live!” An appeal to US workers from Colombian rural workers

Colombia’s largest federation of rural workers’ unions calls for solidarity with Colombian workers and social movements in their struggle for a just and durable peace. Enemies of peace in Colombia are waging a campaign of violence against farming, indigenous, and Afro-Colombian communities, killing their leaders and displacing people from their homes. Call to International Solidarity…

The Guantanamo of Colombia: Pressure Mounts to Shut Down Notorious US-Funded Prison

Originally published in Upside Down World Written by John Ocampo Friday, 29 January 2016 14:29 SIGN THE PETITION TO CLOSE LA TRAMACÚA, COLOMBIA’S US FUNDED TORTURE PRISON! The campaign to shut down Colombia’s infamous Establecimiento Penitenciario y Carcelario de Alta y Mediana Seguridad de Valledupar “La Tramacua” prison, located in the country’s sweltering Caribbean region and…

Message from Hubert Ballesteros, Colombian unionist and political prisoner, to North American labor and solidarity activists

Originally published in Fight Back! News Versión en español The following message is a response to a series of questions posed to Hubert Ballesteros by James Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice. Ballesteros was arrested while negotiating for the National Agrarian Strike of 2013 and charged with Rebellion. He was also serving on the…

Brutal Repression of National Strike in Colombia-Santos Declares Militarization of Bogotá

by James Jordan SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WHAT ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE! Colombian Armed Forces have brutally attacked members of the “Paro Agrario” National Farmers and Popular Strike, with at least four to five persons dead and reports of hundreds wounded. Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, dismissing strikers as vandals, has ordered…

Could Ricardo Palmera be Released to Participate in Colombia’s Peace Negotiations?

(Oct. 24, 2012) YOUR ACTION NEEDED! An old, Bush-era tactic is impeding Colombia’s peace process. US extraditions of Colombian citizens are a violation of the nation’s sovereignty and interfere with negotiations to end it’s armed internal conflict. Of special concern is the imprisonment of Ricardo Palmera, aka Simón Trinidad, a key negotiator for the FARC…

WOMAN, MOTHER, POLITICAL PRISONER A Colombian Reality

WOMAN, MOTHER, POLITICAL PRISONER A Colombian Reality An Evening of Solidarity The International Network for Solidarity with the Political Prisoners of Colombia and the Alliance for Global Justice invite you to a presentation of “Beyond the Walls: A visit with the women of El Buen Pastor, Patio Six.” Accompanied by live Latin American music ‘Beyond…

Interview with Eberto Diaz Montes, President of FENSUAGRO (United National Federation of Peasant Farmers and Farm Workers), Colombia

This interview was conducted with Eberto Díaz Montes by James Patrick Jordan, who also translated it. AFGJ: The National Encounter for the Land and for Peace has been a success in bringing together so many sectors of Colombian society to talk about peace and a political solution to the conflict. Do you believe that this…

A Visit Inside Colombia’s Most Notorious Prison, La Tramacúa

By James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice National Co-Coordinator I called Raquel Mogollón just minutes after she had come from a rare visit inside the pavilions of Colombia’s most notorious prison, the High Security Penitentiary of Valledupar, commonly known as La Tramacúa. Mogollón is the Chair of the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) Colombia Committee…