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Indigenous people in the department of Caldas continue in Minga participating in the Colombian National Strike

6 May 2021

Since April 28th, thousands of Colombians have joined the national strike which started mainly against a regressive tax reform bill proposed by the Colombian government and now has become a wider and diverse protest of indigenous, afro-descendant, peasants, workers, women and LGTBQI collectives, unions, youth, students, academics and health workers to challenge the nation’s violent and unequal order.

Répression violente à Cali, Colombie, mai 2021

5 May 2021

Le 28 avril, un grève générale illimitée a débuté en Colombie pour dire non aux réformes injustes! Dès lors, l'État a déchaîné sa violence pour réprimer la population... À Cali, dans la nuit du 3 mai, la police tire sur la foule. Après 6 jours de manifestation et de blocage, c'est toute la ville qui se retrouve militarisée.

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Wave of arrests in ongoing persecution of the Congreso de los Pueblos’ national leaders in Colombia

16 December 2020

We, the Congreso de los Pueblos — a Colombian social movement seeking to build popular power and dignity in life — are suffering a new wave of arbitrary detentions of our leaders. In less than twelve hours, three comrades and social leaders have been unjustly arrested across different regions of Colombia. All three are land defenders, peasant men who have dedicated their lives to their communities, struggling for el buen vivir through building popular power. 

Colombia: between genocide and resistance

17 September 2020

Being Colombian and living in Colombia at this time,looks like a terrible picture of history, and realizing that although the years pass, the landscapes and characters portrayed mutate, change their appearance, but do not alter the original order of the image.

Humanitarian camp for life set up in response to the humanitarian crisis in Colombia

7 September 2020

Bogotá, September 7, 2020 - From early morning hours, nearly 30 people have decided to set up a humanitarian camp in front of one of the headquarters of the International Red Cross in Bogotá, seeking  for this organization to establish official channels of communication with the national government to face the humanitarian crisis that the country is experiencing, so that immediate measures can be taken to stop the assassination of social leaders, dismantle paramilitarism and definitively stop the massacres.

Call to international community on prison's situation in Colombia

24 March 2020

In the framework of the emergency measures resulting from the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Sars-Cov 2 (COVID-19), on March 21, a day of protest was held on March 21, 2020 from 9:00 p.m, in many of Colombia´s prison and penitentiary centers, in which those people who are deprived of liberty demanded effective sanitary measures that would protect those in State custody. 

ESMAD as a kidnapping agency

7 February 2020

Dilan’s murder was not an isolated act: it was the predictable outcome of orders given, operational methods adopted, weapons and ammunition issued, and training provided. Dilan became a symbol of national order. The series of excuses given by the government recalls the perverse logic used to explain the deaths of Dimas Torres and Flower Trompeta, both assassinated by the armed forces.
In the streets, after the attack on Dilan, the abolition of the Colombian riot squad — known by its Spanish acronym, ESMAD — became an undying demand on the part of demonstrators around the country.

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