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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…

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…

Honduras Human Rights Crises Continues

Observers from the United States and Canada Travel to Honduras for November 24th Elections The Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) and Marin Task Force on the Americas (MITF) are taking 58 people to  Honduras to serve as election observers and human right observers for the upcoming national elections in which a new political party (LIBRE),…

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…