Post Tagged with: "Colombia"

Is Colombia’s Military Displacing Peasants to Protect the Environment or Sell Off Natural Resources?

Is Colombia’s Military Displacing Peasants to Protect the Environment or Sell Off Natural Resources?

Colombia witnessed a series of mass protests at the end of April following a call for a national strike in the city of Cali. Still ongoing, the protests have many causes: an apparent “tax reform” that was going to transfer even more wealth to the 1 percent in Colombia; the failure of the most recent peace accords; and the inability of Colombia’s[Read More…]

by 22/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
The Roots Of Colombia’s Crisis 2021

The Roots Of Colombia’s Crisis 2021

There has been a social explosion of the Colombian people against poverty and repression. President Duque’s ‘tax reform’ package was the last straw that broke their patience. The biggest upsurge of sustained popular protest since the 1970s has brought the country to an absolutely pivotal moment: Colombia’s future hangs in the balance. In this article we look at why Duque[Read More…]

by 20/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
The Uprising in Colombia

The Uprising in Colombia

On April 28, 2021, many of Colombia’s largest unions held a national strike against tax reforms put forward by President Ivan Duque’s government to cover funds related to the COVID-19 pandemic and national debt . Demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla and Ibague, as well as smaller cities. Stores and most public services came to a[Read More…]

by 08/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Nation-wide strike in Colombia: Trade unions, indigenous people, women, students join hands

Nation-wide strike in Colombia: Trade unions, indigenous people, women, students join hands

Amidst the increase in the numbers of massacres and murders of social leaders and former members of the then Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) a nation-wide strike has gripped Colombia since Wednesday. The strike has hit the country’s main cities. Supported by peasant organizations, women, Afro-descendant and LGBTI communities and student groups, the mobilizations will be peaceful[Read More…]

by 22/10/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Police Brutality And US Imperialism In Colombia

Police Brutality And US Imperialism In Colombia

On 21 September, 2020, – World Peace Day – diverse sectors of the Colombian society held protests throughout the country, resulting in 142 actions including in the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali. In response to these demonstrations, the Colombian state unabashedly used its repressive power. At least 11 people were injured and 13 others were detained by the Colombian security forces. In Bogota, the National Police’s Mobile[Read More…]

by 29/09/2020 Comments are Disabled Imperialism
Paramilitaries continue to terrorize Colombia’s rights defenders: says report

Paramilitaries continue to terrorize Colombia’s rights defenders: says report

Paramilitary groups continued to pose by far the biggest threat to Colombia’s community leaders and human rights defenders last year, says a newly released report. In its annual report, Somos Defensores (SD), a human rights organization, registered a drop in assassinations of social leaders from 155 in 2018 to 124 in 2019, but an increase in death threats that went[Read More…]

by 18/09/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Colombia: If We Do Not Get Engaged With Politics …

Colombia: If We Do Not Get Engaged With Politics …

  Renewed initiative for a peaceful and decent Colombia is facing fatal hurdles as assassinations and assaults are being unleashed against the Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común, acronym FARC), the political party formed by the former FARC leaders and activists. Blood of progressive activists is being spilled by the ultra-rightist/conservative forces in the land[Read More…]

by 18/02/2018 2 comments World
The Plan To Gaza-ify The Colombian Peace Process

The Plan To Gaza-ify The Colombian Peace Process

This important article is by the Colombian economist and activist Héctor Mondragón and argues that Colombia’s landowning elite are not interested in peace, even though negotiators have gone to great lengths to placate them. Originally in Spanish – translated by Justin Podur. To understand what is happening with the Colombian Peace Accords, it is necessary to identify the enormous political[Read More…]

by 08/12/2016 1 comment World