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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!

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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.

Students in Colombia continue their strike for public education

11 November 2018

Students in Colombia continue their strike for public education

Negotiations between the national government and the student movement were suspended after the former refused to negotiate on granting more financial resources in 2018. The students will continue their mobilization and are preparing for a major day of action on November 8

We Cannot Fail in Our Search for Dignified Life: Julian Andres Gil

11 November 2018

On November 13th after more than 5 month in prison Julian Gil had an hearing, as many others he could spend month or years in prison until he could prove is inocence in a trial, for now he and his family will have to wait until the next hearing on January 21st..

Colombian activist Julian Andres Gil Reyes, in an interview from jail, speaks about the nature and motives of the proceedings against him and people’s movements.

We demand that the authorities, especially the Office of the Attorney General, guarantee the constitutional and legal process

7 June 2018

The National Human Rights Commission of the People’s Congress, denounces to the citizens of Colombia, the authorities of control and protection of human rights, the social organizations and the national and international community, the delicate situation of persecution against our social and political organization, aggravated by the recent events that we will explain below:

Colombia Universal Periodic Review (UPR) May 2018

9 May 2018

Canada should support civil organization recommendation in the UPR process, it's a great opportunity for Canada to support the peace process in Colombia. Canada can also pressure colombian government to fulfill its obligation while Colombia is in the process of being accepted in the OECD. When Canada’s Congress signed the free trade agreement it as committed to follow up on human rights issues. The critical situation of colombian social leaders, human rights defenders and community should be a priority for canadian foreign policy toward Colombia.

Persecution of social movement leaders: we continue to blaze the trail of peace in Colombia and across the continent

7 May 2018

We denounce the government of Colombia’s systematic persecution of the popular movement, human rights advocates, and social movement and ethnic leaders as a manifestation of the prevailing state terrorism in our country.

As of April 20, more than 30 persons belonging to social movement organizations, some of them former mayors and councillors in the departments of Nariño, Cauca, and Valle del Cauca were arrested as part of ongoing attempts to criminalize protest and social mobilization.

Peasants of Arauca: “We are eradicating coca for the defence of life”

24 April 2018

The story of the peasants of Arauca who resolved to eliminate coca in defence of life”

After eleven years, the government of Colombia has taken the unprecedented step of claiming the credit for the eradication of coca, with no acknowledgment of the manual labour freely given by the communities to pull up illicit crops in this department.