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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…

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to say: How the broad climate movement has failed us

 Graffiti from Havana, Cuba By James Jordan (Originally published in Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal) January 13, 2016 – It has been a month since the UN climate summit in Paris, aka COP 21. One might expect the kind of ebb and flow we often see in popular movements. Interest in climate issues, the…

Bolivia: Complexity and Inspiration at the Roof of the World

Originally posted on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs’ website By: Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice I returned in mid-October from an eleven day delegation to Bolivia, led by Senior COHA Analyst William Camacaro of the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle in New York City. I recognize that no one can parachute into a country they’ve…

Observadores electorales internacionales, Garantizando elecciones limpias o blanqueando fraude?

En inglés: http://upsidedownworld.org/main/honduras-archives-46/4601-international-election-monitors-in-honduras-do-they-ensure-clean-elections-or-whitewash-fraud Miles de millones de electrones ya se han gastado en escribir sobre las elecciones presidenciales de Honduras del 24 de noviembre de 2013. Como observador electoral y líder de una delegación de 55 monitores organizada por la Alianza por la Justicia Global (Alliance for Global Justice-AfGJ) y el Marin Task Force on the…

Ensuring Clean Elections or Whitewashing Fraud?

International Election Monitors in Honduras: Do They Ensure Clean Elections or Whitewash Fraud? http://upsidedownworld.org/main/honduras-archives-46/4601-international-election-monitors-in-honduras-do-they-ensure-clean-elections-or-whitewash-fraud Written by Chuck Kaufman Early on the morning of Sunday, December 1, people started gathering at the National Pedagogic University in Tegucigalpa with homemade signs to speak out against stealing of the presidential elections. This one reads “Stop the Fraud.” Photo…

Honduras Election Monitoring Report

National Elections, November 24, 2013 Prepared by: Alliance for Global Justice & Task Force on the Americas EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PDF : FINAL REPORT PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice and Dale Sorenson, Task Force on the Americas Email: Chuck@AFGJ.org    Email: geodale1@earthlink.net Phone: 202-540-8336 x1     Phone: 415-924-3227 North American Observer Delegation…

Preliminary Report of the Honduras Solidarity Network regarding the Elections of 2013

Preliminary Report of the Delegation of Honduras Solidarity Network regarding the Honduran Elections of 2013 (Originally posted http://www.hondurassolidarity.org/report1/ ) November 26, 2013 Tegucigalpa, Honduras This report is a preliminary summary of observations based on the accounts from the US-based Honduras Solidarity Network / Alliance for Global Justice election observation delegation. The HSN/AGJ delegation was comprised of…

HSN – Northern Zone Statement on Immigration Harrassment of Delegation

Republished from Honduras Solidarity Network At approximately 10 am the morning of 22 of November, 4 people identifying themselves as Honduran Immigration agents, arrived at the offices of ERIC-SJ (Equipo de Reflexión Investigación y Comunicación – Honduras) , asking to see members of the HSN/AGJ delegation of international observers in Honduras for national elections this…