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Colombians resume protests against Duque’s far-right government

This Thursday, as a part of a new national strike, thousands of Colombians took to the streets across the country in rejection of a new tax reform bill promoted by the national government and in support of the ten bills presented by different sectors last month

“The Colombian State is responsible for serious human rights violations”

The International Mission that visited Colombia during the National Strike, concluded that the State should be investigated for various crimes and systematic violation of human rights.

10 weeks of national strike in Colombia and the state violence continues

In the past 70 days of national strike and nationwide mobilizations, at least 84 people have been killed by the national security forces. Additionally, in the past three months, 16 former FARC combatants and 49 social leaders and human rights defenders have been assassinated by illegal armed groups

National strike in Colombia completes two months

The national strike, which began in rejection of a tax reform bill, has transformed into a national struggle against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal and oppressive policies

Killings of social leaders and ex-combatants continue in Colombia and other stories

Today we look at 2 months of Colombia’s National Strike, the release of activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah from prison in Saudi Arabia, and more

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

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

Israeli forces attack Palestinian protests against bombing of Gaza and other stories

Today we look at the historic general strike held by Palestinians, the continued persecution of Abahlali baseMjondolo members, and more

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

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

Massacre in Cali amid National Strike in Colombia

Reports from human rights defenders estimate that at least eight people were killed by police on April 30 in the protests in Cali

Colombian students demand free higher-education for 2021

Students from different public universities of Colombia have been demonstrating to demand that the national and municipal governments guarantee free tuition for all students across the country this year

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