Tag Archive for political prisoners

The Movement for Liberation Needs Your Support!

Our collective provides people’s movements with the tools and resources needed for true liberatory change. Our work is broader and further reaching than it ever has been before, and we need your support! by James Jordan The victory of the popular movements in Colombia that brought President Gustavo Petro and Vice President Francia Marquez is…

Political Prisoners in the USA

***Updated on August 15, 2022*** Read “While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has dozens of political prisoners — and the majority are people of color,” a comprehensive analysis of political imprisonment in the United States today. Introduction & methodology Below is a list of individuals who are currently incarcerated in the…

ACTION TOOLKIT: Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

SCROLL DOWN TO TAKE ACTION Alliance for Global Justice acknowledges that we stand on land that is stolen, land that is exploited. We occupy the land that is the rightful home of Indigenous people. We condemn the theft, the exploitation and the oppression that arose from settler colonialism by Europeans. We recognize the ancient and…

Black America and white supremacy: race as a driver of human rights abuses

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Introduction The United States is a contradiction. From the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution to the Statue of Liberty beckoning the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the U.S. trumpets to the world – and does not hesitate to export at gunpoint…

A Year in Review: Racism, Repression and Fightback [EBOOK]

One year ago, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police. What followed was the eruption of the largest uprising against racism and state violence in modern U.S. history. Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, economic recession and climate crisis disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous and Latinx people of color in the United States, an eruption…

Racism, liberation, and U.S. political prisoners

By Natalia Burdynska-Schuurman, Eduardo Garcia, Victoria Cervantes, and James Patrick Jordan  The Alliance for Global Justice has just updated its list of U.S. political prisoners.* Let’s review a few basic facts and statistics, and consider some of the implications. The number of political prisoners in the United States has risen by 12.28% since the beginning…

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…

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…