Minga for the defense of life territory democracy justice and peace
Black Colombian leaders survive assassination attempt

The leaders were in a meeting to prepare for dialogues with the National Government when they were attacked by a group of armed men with firearms and grenades

Over 180 Colombian organizations to take part in massive national strike on April 25

Colombians will mobilize in defense of peace and against the neoliberal policies of the right-wing government of president Iván Duque. The participating organizations are seeking compliance with peace agreements and an end to violence against social leaders, among other demands

Over 50 social leaders have been assassinated in Colombia in 2019

Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders

Social Minga condemns Ivan’s Duque’s refusal to meet communities

After mobilizing for almost a month, enduring heavy police repression, the participants of the social Minga had lifted the blockade on the Pan-American Highway after receiving an assurance the president Ivan Duque would listen to their concerns

Colombian state intensifies repression while mobilizations across the country grow

On April 2, organizations reported that an Indigenous activist was assassinated at a Minga mobilization point by the National Army. The next day, ESMAD units attacked the participants and burned down their tents and kitchen

La Vía Campesina mission calls for “peace with social justice” in Colombia

La Vía Campesina’s (LVC) Third International Solidarity Mission to Colombia sought the implementation of the agreements entered between the former government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which is now a political party

Colombian organizations denounce massacre of eight Indigenous Guards

An unknown person is believed to fired an explosive device at a house where the guards were discussing logistics for a mobilization. The massacre occurred in the midst of massive mobilizations in the region that have been met with heavy repression by Colombian Public Force.

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