Altos de la Estancia is a park area in the Ciudad Bolívar district which is occupied by homeless locals, migrants, peasants, indigenous people and unemployed workers. Nearly 700 poor families live in precarious conditions in the slums built on the land.
Many question the motivation of the city government to evict the community amid the pandemic as they have been occupying the land for the last 20 years
A popular uprising against the far-right Ivan Duque government began last year opposing the rise in assassinations of social leaders and the neoliberal economic measures
The tax reform, promoted by President Iván Duque, gives significant tax benefits to the wealthiest sectors which critics claim will deepen inequality
The people of Colombia have been mobilizing on the streets for the past three weeks against the government despite brutal state repression
The national strike in Colombia continues to grow in numbers and in strength while the state responds with repression and persecution
Since November 21, hundreds of thousands have been mobilizing across Colombia to reject President Iván Duque’s anti-people and neoliberal policies
In this episode, we take a look into these issues that concern the working class of the world.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Colombia having been taking to the streets in towns, cities, and municipalities to express their rejection of the government of Ivan Duque and his policies of neoliberalism, war and violence.
Students in Colombia mobilize against police repression, corruption in universities, and the systematic funding cuts to public education
Students have mobilized and called for the dismantling of riot police squadron following an incident of violent police repression against university students in Bogotá
The workers are demanding that the government revoke the suspension of driving licenses of thousands of drivers and take measures to ensure the safety of drivers