Colombian social leaders
Pre-election violence in Colombia continues with attack on communist party office

The offices of the Patriotic Union, the Communist Party and the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force were attacked by unidentified people on October 11

Colombian riot police continue violent repression of students

Students have mobilized and called for the dismantling of riot police squadron following an incident of violent police repression against university students in Bogotá

Colombian teachers carry out national strike in defense of life, peace and democracy

Teachers mobilize demanding security and guarantees for lives and physical well-being of the teachers as well as social and trade union leaders

What has happened in the case of Julian Gil?

Julián Gil, one of the hundreds of Colombian social leaders subjected to criminalization and legal persecution, has spent over 15 months in prison

We were obliged to take up arms again: FARC leaders announce return to armed resistance

Citing the violation of the peace agreements and the human rights crisis, leaders of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich announced a return to armed struggle

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

The year in review: a look at our coverage

Where do we fight? Why will we win? Here’s a look at the struggles that define the world

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

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.

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