Tag Archive for human rights

The Coup vs. Honduran Popular Movement Delegation!

Honduras Delegation: May 19-28, 2012 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 19! Since the June 2009 military coup, large landowners in the fertile Aguan Valley of Northern Honduras have used the military, police, and private security guards, to terrorize villages and expand their lucrative African palm plantations. Canadian and US transnational corporations are pushing mining and tourist…

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…

Terrible Conditions Persist in Colombian Prison – Strike Continues

The terrible situation at La Tramacúa (the High Security Penitentiary of Valledupar, Colombia) continues. Thanks so much to AFGJ supporters who sent emails about this situation. Already, international pressure has had some effect. On Saturday, May 14th, the Regional Public Defender’s office visited the prison and verified the grave and unsanitary conditions.

Act NOW to Stop US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement!

The White House announced on Wednesday, April 6th, that US and Colombian negotiators have reached agreement on all points regarding the pending Free Trade Agreement. With ample support from both parties in Congress, a vote is expected to come quickly. Outside Congress, the situation is the opposite: recent polls show over 60% opposition to new…

Honduras Solidarity Network: Day of Action March 30th

“One Teacher Dead – Twenty teachers jailed for ‘sedition’ and ‘illicit protests’. Teachers threatened with mass firings for their national strike against the repression and attacks.” “Journalists attacked by police – Cameraman in hospital after police deliberately fire tear gas bomb at his face” “Massive use of tear gas and beatings send teachers, students, and…

Call on the international community to ensure all human rights are respected in Honduras

The following alert was originally issues by COFADEH. The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) is requesting that letters be written to leaders at the Organization of American States (OAS) and Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) regarding the current human rights crisis in Honduras, including threats and attacks against…