Colombia
After six weeks, the mobilizations in Colombia continue

Fresh mobilizations have been called to demand that the national government sign the pre-agreement to guarantee the right to protest and advance in negotiating the demands raised by the mobilizing sectors

Peace in Colombia should mean land reform and an end to hunger

Colombia’s ongoing national strike is part of a decades-long struggle against the political and economic elites to demand peace and dignity for all

Colombia: An observer’s account

Teri Mattson reports from the ground in Colombia where she is taking part in the International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation

National strike in Colombia completes one month, the struggle continues

The struggle, which began in rejection of a neoliberal tax reform bill, has transformed into a social uprising in Colombia demanding structural changes and an end to policies that only deepen social inequality and deprive the greater part of the population of basic rights

4 weeks of national strike in Colombia

Several national and international social and political leaders as well as human rights organizations have expressed their concerns regarding the excessive use of force and implementation of military assistance programs to suppress social protests.

Juan Grabois, member of International Solidarity Mission to Colombia, deported on arrival

The social leader is part of the International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation to Colombia.

Colombian Congress debates motions of censure against defense minister Diego Molano

Two motions of censure have been presented against defense minister Diego Molano by the opposition for the unprecedented level of violence and human rights violations committed by national security forces in the past four weeks of the national strike

Colombian government ignores protesters’ demands and orders full deployment of police forces

Organizations have condemned the government of Iván Duque for increasing the militarization of cities and repressive actions against protests amid negotiations with mobilized sectors

Colombians continue to resist as national strike completes 15 days

Enduring brutal police and military repression, hundreds of thousands of Colombians continue to remain on the streets against neoliberalism and violence, for life, peace, justice and democracy

Colombia’s leaders want to stain their country with the blood of the working class

In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting.

Understand the uprising in Colombia’s streets

After a week of mass mobilizations and violent state repression, Colombians remain on the streets to demand that the government respect the fundamental rights of the people

Tax reform bill temporarily defeated by national strike in Colombia, repression and militarization continue

In the past five days of national strike and nationwide mobilizations across Colombia, the national security forces have unleashed an unprecedented level of repression against peaceful protesters, killing at least 21 people, injuring around 100 and arresting over 650 protesters

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