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Colombia, reflections on the new left-wing government

14 March 2023

On June 19 2022, for the first time ever, a president considered to be leftist, won the presidential elections in Colombia. Gustavo Petro (a former guerrilla member of the M19 from the 1980s) was elected president and Francia Márquez (a popular Afro grassroots activist) was elected vice-president.

Call to the colombian governement on corporate (in)justice

8 March 2023

Over 220 organizations call on Colombian government of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez to withdraw from international investment treaties that enable million-dollar corporate claims The groups urge the Colombian government to withdraw from treaties that enable transnational corporations to sue the country in tribunals designed to favor their interests.

Morning rain

7 March 2023

It had been raining since before the doors closed, the rivers of water running down the inner walls of the tower did not stop all night, the leaks in the roof flooded a large part of the court, and I don't know if it was because of the rain or because of the desire to see my mother and my friends that I could not sleep.

Strike form USO oil workers

15 September 2022


As we have reported, since last Sunday, September 11, the leadership of the Unión Sindical Obrera - USO began a day of protest in rejection of the heinous murder of our comrade leader of the Barrancabermeja Branch, Sibaris Lamprea Vargas, 42 years old, who was murdered on the night of September 10 by hired assassins who hit him with 5 shots.

April 28th one year of the strike

26 April 2022

On April 28, 2022, it will be one year since the massive strike that shook Colombia in 2021. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets for months against the neoliberal and repressive policies of the state. In addition to the collective euphoria of this moment, the sites of mobilization generated solidarity and very strong local self-organization.

Declaration of Humanitarian Emergency

22 April 2022

Different organizations, movements, peoples and individuals, who believe in a dignified and just Colombia, declare a Humanitarian Emergency.

We invite you to join this initiative, which seeks the following objectives:

Colombie : Nouveau crime d'État contre des leaders sociaux dans le département du César

23 February 2022

23 fév. CI.- Les leaders paysans Teófilo Acuña et Jorge Alberto Tafur ont été assassinés dans la soirée du 22 février, alors qu'ils se trouvaient dans une maison du village de Puerto Oculto, municipalité de San Martín, département du César. Les deux leaders sociaux étaient membres de l'organisation paysanne : Coordination nationale agraire -CNA- et du Congrès des peuples (Congreso de los Pueblos).

Anything is possible : The dream of Colombia’s “Paro Nacional”

13 January 2022
Monumento Puerto Resistencia

April 28th, 2021 will be forever remembered in History as the beginning of the “Paro Nacional”, a large-scale national mobilization in Colombia. History will remember that this “Paro” for its inspiring resistance, but also for its 80 dead (Indepaz), its nearly 300 disappeared and its torture centers in grocery stores.