Tag Archive for social justice

People’s Human Rights Observatory Declaration of Support for Peace in Colombia

Peace in Colombia is threatened by the highest number of politically motivated murders in seven years, with more than one victim every three days. And while the FARC-EP has met every agreement, including complete disarmament, the government is dragging its feet and failing to meet its obligations in several key areas. Following is a declaration…

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…

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…

Reasons for your org to come to TDTW

Why should my organization be part of TEAR DOWN THE WALLS this November? Because we are not alone. Trying to change the world can feel like a lonely business. No one group, no one person can do it. It takes collective effort, involving conversations across groups and working together on united efforts. Because he seeds of…

Haiti One Year Later: Still Waiting On Aid

The following alert was originally circulated by our friends at SOAW. Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti that left 230,000 Haitians dead, hundreds of thousands injured, and over 1.5 million homeless. In spite of an initial massive out pour of international solidarity, over a million Haitians remain in temporary shelters…