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National Strike starting in Colombia

23 April 2019

Since April 22nd, mobilizations continue in Colombia; this time it is the peasant, black and indigenous communities that will take the roads to oppose the government's National Development Plan (NDP).

The Minga, a social camp of the indigenous and peasant communities of Cauca, ended recently after 27 days of blockades reacting on the decision of President Ivan Duque to sit at the table. However, on April 9th, the president, who was only a few hundred meters from the meeting, decided to turn back leaving his "chair empty".

CARAVAN FOR THE LIVES, THE TERRITORY AND THE DIGNITY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE BAJO ATRATO, CHOCO

9 April 2019

As every year, the Red de Hermandad y Solidaridad con Colombia (REDHER) and the PASC invite you to a caravan for a few days to meet Colombian social organizations and learn about their struggles to defend the territory.

Caravans are a mechanism used by Colombian organizations to break the isolation of communities dispossessed by war and its economic interests. They are composed by a group of observers from different national and international sectors.

Interview with Palestinian activist Dana Farraj : “In the era of globalization of repression, the struggle must be globalized.”

4 April 2019

Dana Farraj is Palestinian. She studied law in her country and did a four-month internship in Colombia with Equipo Jurídico Pueblos. Dana is part of the Palestinian movement known as PULSE (Palestinian people united for freedom, solidarity, and emancipation), which in turn is a component of a youth forum called Nabd. In the formal presentation of PULSE, “the need arises for convergent initiatives and movements that fight for freedom and justice against oppression, exploitation, and discrimination around the world.

False judicial Positive in Eastern Antioquia

15 March 2019

The strategy of criminalizing protest and social leaderships reached the Eastern Antioquia. On Friday, March 8th, members of the Fiscalía’s C.T.I. arrested Ancísar de Jesús Morales in the main park of San Francisco, a municipality located in the eastern forest subregion of Antioquia.


Ancísar is a counselor in the municipality and is a member of the board of directors of the Asociación Campesina de Antioquia (ACA), an organization that in turn is part of the Movimiento Social por la Vida y la Defensa del Territorio (Movete).

CANACOL: Another Canadian Multinational in Colombia

20 February 2019

Canacol Energy Ltd. is a Canadian gas and exploration company that was founded by CEO Charle Gamba in 2008 and is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company’s head office is located in Alberta, Canada however its extractive projects and operations are carried out in resource-rich Colombia. On their corporate website, Canacol outlines their broad mandate and highlights their commitment to corporate responsibility.1

The company claims to:

Stop au projet hydroélectrique Hidroituango

15 November 2018

Hidroituango est l’un des plus gros projet hydroélectrique de Colombie. Ce mégaprojet est l’œuvre de l’entreprise gouvernementale Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM), financée, entre autres investisseurs, par la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec qui a accordé un prêt de 313 millions de dollars. En avril dernier, des failles techniques ont provoqué le débordement de la rivière Cauca, dévastant la population de Puerto Valdivia.

La Piedra - Information and analysis bulletin on extractivism here and in Colombia - November 2018

15 November 2018

Here is the information and analysis bulletin on extractivism here and in Colombia of the Project Accompaniment Solidarity Colombia: La Piedra!

This bulletin consists of an electronic version (below) we encourage you to invite you your allies and subscribe to this email list to receive this bulletin, news from our activities and “urgent action” when injustices occur in Colombia that are attributable to the actions of Canadian companies.

We put you on this list because you were on our old mailing lists or we think you should be interested to follow our activities.

Colombian social movements converge in Bogotá to build common struggles

14 November 2018

On October 9, 2018, more than 1,500 people gathered at the Claretiano School in Bosa, in the south of Bogota, Colombia, to begin the Popular and People’s Legislative Assembly. This assembly is a space that seeks to build a proposal of unity of Colombian social movements, an agenda of mobilization against the policies of current government and a Popular Mandate that synthesizes the claims of territorial struggles. This event will culminate tomorrow on October 12.

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