Category: Colombia

David Escobar: Colombia: When the fascists get offended

Tales of death threats, assaults, harassment, and physical and psychological torture that happened to a group of activists in the city of Cali, Colombia

Mario Murillo: Colombia Erupts in Protest Again

Interview on anti-government protests in several cities on the country’s Independence Day

Tom Power: Strikers across Colombia Are Demanding Transformational Change

Workers in Colombia are tired of hearing the government say “We’re all in this together” while the government looks to plug its budget deficit by taxing impoverished workers

John Walsh: A National Strike Has Reignited in Colombia

Since April 28, people in Colombia’s cities and towns have engaged in an ongoing national strike, el paro nacional

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Laura Carlsen: Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation

Colombia’s nationwide strike has gone on for a month now, its mass mobilization reaching historic proportions for the nation and for Latin America

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Vijay Prashad: Peace in Colombia Should Mean Land Reform and an End to Hunger

The fight has been difficult because the ruling bloc of Colombia, including Duque, is unwilling to honestly participate in a democratic agenda

Natalia Torres Garzon: After Decades of Oppression, Colombian Women Lead Front Lines of National Strike

Women’s presence in Colombia’s national strike—both as activists and as victims—has caught the world’s attention

Philippa de Boissière: The strike won’t stop

Proposed tax reforms have led to weeks of protest in Colombia. Amidst brutal state repression, and with the initial proposals defeated, Colombians are now demanding much more

Adriaan Alsema: Colombia’s anti-government protests swell to historic proportions

Colombia’s anti-government protests grew to historic proportions in the capital Bogota

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

Corporations, not wildlife, stand to benefit from the emptied lands

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