Colombia
Indigenous movements in Colombia declare a state of emergency over assassinations

After the attack on the Indigenous Guardia on August 10, organizations are demanding that the government of Iván Duque take steps to stop the genocide of Colombia’s Indigenous people

Humanitarian caravan denounces humanitarian crisis, shines light on alternatives in Colombia

Representatives of over 70 Colombian organizations and 38 internationalist brigadiers are taking part in the ‘Humanitarian Caravan for Life’ that began on August 5

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 40

Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the protests in Colombia in response to recent murders of activists, a teachers’ strike in Zimbabwe, and a mass resignation of textile workers in southern India.

Protests planned across Colombia in defense of social leaders

Thousands will march today in defense of social leaders in over 100 cities in Colombia and in more than 30 cities worldwide

Colombian organizations condemn arbitrary arrest of peasant leaders

The illegal arrest and detention of 9 peasant leaders is another episode of the stigmatization of peasant communities in the region by the Colombian security forces

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 33

In this episode we discuss pride marches, protests against ICE in the US and the 49th Assembly of the Organization of American States in Colombia

OAS divided over presence of Venezuelan opposition at assembly

The representatives of several countries cited that the presence of the delegation violates the organization’s norms.

Assassination and intimidation of social leaders continues unabated in Colombia

The brutal assassination of María del Pilar Hurtado in front of her 9-year old son on June 21 shook the country to its core. The very next day, Andrés Chica, who demanded justice for Maria, was forced to leave his home after threats

ELN Peace Delegation: “The future of Colombia is not war”

Members of the ELN’s peace delegation discuss the current status of the peace talks with the Colombian government and their hopes for peace

Free Julian Gil At one year of his unlawful arrest, movements continue to demand Free Julián Gil!

One year after his unjust arrest and imprisonment, Julián sent this audio clip from La Picota Prison where he is currently being held in pre-trial detention.

ATW ep 28 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 28

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the issue of political prisoners in Colombia, Pakistan and Ecuador and report on the release of Jesús Santrich and the arrests of Ali Wazir and Ola Bini.

Jesús Santrich, free at last

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of political prisoner Jesús Santrich on May 29. Speaking to reporters after his release, he reiterated his commitment to a true and lasting peace in the country

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