Colombian social leaders
Colombia’s long struggle: the 1977 National Strike and today

This episode looks at Colombia’s National Civic Strike in 1977 which made history for bringing the masses to the street and for the intense state repression, similar dynamics that are being observed during the strike today

National strike in Colombia continues for a second day

Thousands of Colombians, for a second consecutive day, mobilize in rejection of the far-right President Ivan Duque’s neoliberal tax reform, which seeks to make the working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Violence and humanitarian crisis intensify in Colombia

According to the INDEPAZ, as of April 6, 43 social leaders and 14 ex-combatants of FARC have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. 91 people have been killed in 25 massacres this year. The violence has led to the forced displacement of around 15,000 people

Violence and bloodshed continue in Colombia

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), so far in 2021, 31 social leaders and 10 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia. Additionally, the organization also reports that over 60 people have been killed in 16 massacres registered in the country this year

2021 begins with more assassinations in Colombia

In the first four days of this year, two social leaders and two former combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia

Indigenous movements and the struggle in defense of land in 2020

On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it

Colombian social organizations hail release of peasant leaders, condemn ‘frame-up’

Following mobilizations calling for their release, the judge overseeing the case ruled that the three leaders – Teófilo Acuña, Adelso Gallo and Robert Daza – will not be held in preventative detention while they await trial

Arrest of peasant leaders sparks outrage in Colombia

This week, we bring you news from movements on the ground in Colombia, India and Bolivia

Three peasant leaders arbitrarily detained in Colombia

Movements within Colombia have condemned the arrests as part of a systematic campaign of persecution of social movements in the country

Colombian social leader Julián Gil released after 900 days unjustly held in prison

The technical secretary of the People’s Congress Julián Gil was released from La Picota Prison on Wednesday night

[Special] People’s mobilization in Latin America, from the vision of the ELN

Peoples Dispatch and other media projects carried out an exclusive interview with Antonio García, military chief and member of the Central Command of the National Liberation Army (ELN).

Colombia witnesses one of the bloodiest weekends of the year

This weekend, between November 13 & 15, twelve Colombians including two minors were assassinated by illegal paramilitary groups and national security officials

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