Community Guards: Self-Protection And Peoples’ Autonomy

By Progressive International. -

An interview with the guard leaders of the Peasant, Cimarrona and Indigenous communities about the processes they have implemented since the beginning of the National Strike in Colombia. For [...]

Popular Resistance In The Age Of Neoliberal War

By Evan King And Pambana Gutto Bassett, Counter Punch. -

Since April 28 hundreds of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets to demand the end to neoliberal reforms, chanting “el pueblo unido jamás será vencido”. Now, a month later their joint [...]

Venezuela Warns US For Military Aircraft Violating Its Airspace

A C-17 military transport aircraft belonging to the US Air Force flew into Venezuela’s Zulia state, which borders Colombia, on Thursday evening, its Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez [...]

Jorge Rodríguez Denounces New Drone Assassination Attempt On President

By Alba Cudad, Orinoco Tribune. -

On Tuesday, July 13, during a press conference held at the Federal Legislative Palace, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly (AN), deputy Jorge Rodríguez, presented new evidence of [...]

Why Many In Colombia Embark On New Strike

By Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports. -

Social organizations called new strikes for Tuesday, Colombia’s Independence Day, to demand that Congress passes legislation on economic policy, peace and human rights. The latest strike was [...]

The National Strike In Colombia: A Trade Union Perspective

By Daniel Hawkins, Socialist Project -

While the beginnings of this strike were directly tied to popular discontent with the government’s proposed tax reform bill, it was also a resurgence of the huge protests that enveloped Colombia [...]

Protesters In Colombia Are Finding Ways To Break The Stigma Of Dissent

By Cruz Bonlarron Martínez, Waging Nonviolence. -

A recent satirical video has been gaining steam among Colombian youth, titled “Todo es Culpa de Petro,” **or “Everything is Petro’s fault.” The video highlights the story of a young man who has [...]

Strikers Across Colombia Are Demanding Transformational Change

By Tom Power and Cruz Bonlarron Martínez, Labor Notes. -

What started as a Colombian protest against a regressive tax bill has become a national strike against police brutality and poverty. The administration of President Ivan Duque has already [...]

Colombia Removes Statues Of Columbus And Spanish Queen After Attacks

By Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports. -

Colombia’s culture ministry removed statues of 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus and Spain’s late Queen Isabella amid fears they would be tumbled. Government workers removed the [...]

Social Movements And Protestors Intensify Struggle In Colombia

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we look at the ongoing national strike in Colombia and the establishment of the National People’s Assembly by various social movements, the ongoing vote [...]

Peace In Colombia Should Mean Land Reform And An End To Hunger

By Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra, People's Dispatch. -

Since the end of April, Colombia’s streets have smelled of tear gas. The government of Colombian President Iván Duque imposed policies that put the costs of the pandemic on the working class and [...]

Urgent Situation Developing At Oil Field In Putamayo, Colombia

By Brent Patterson, Peace Brigades International - Canada. -

Corporación Viso Mutop has just tweeted this video noting: “This is the situation inside the oil well of the Canadian multinational Gran Tierra. Peasants, tired of waiting for the attention of [...]

Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia

By Dominic Gustavo, WSWS. -

A May 23 report prepared by the human rights organization Justicia y Paz stated that fascistic paramilitary groups, which operate in concert with the far-right and US-backed regime of Colombian [...]

Update On Cali And African Liberation Day

By Black Alliance for Peace. -

Saturday morning, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) got word the neoliberal, right-wing Colombian state was deploying its military into the predominantly Afro-Colombian city of Calí. To top it [...]

Colombia: An Observer’s Account

By Teri Mattson, Peoples Dispatch. -

The International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation arrived to Colombia on May 25 to verify denouncements of human rights violations committed by the Colombian forces during the [...]