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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Fight For A New Colombia

By Hasan Dodwell Nick and MacWilliam, Tribune Magazine. -

On 28 April, Colombian trade unions and social movements staged a new round of Paro Nacional (National Strike) protests, the latest in an ongoing series of mobilisations to address the litany of [...]

Colombia’s National Strike: An On-the-Ground Report

By Gearóid Ó Loingsigh, Left Voice. -

Colombia’s national strike — or paro (stoppage) as it is called locally —  began on April 28 with enormous protests and on May 5 entered its eighth day, with another round of mass protests around [...]

Colombia: National Strike Joins The Minga As Mobilization Grows

Colombia woke up on Wednesday with a new national strike in the country's main cities, amidst the coronavirus crisis and the increase in the numbers of massacres and murders of social leaders and [...]

Colombia Enters The Maelstrom Of Latin American Revolution

By María J. Espinosa, Marxist.com. -

Colombia - On 21 November, a powerful general strike paralysed Colombia. Originally called to reject a package of measures by the right-wing government of Ivan Duque, including a counter reform [...]

Social Movements Denounce Violent Repression In Ecuador, Support General Strike

Open letter, Popular Resistance. -

To the government of the Republic of Ecuador and the national and international community: We sign this statement to express our deep concern for the events occurring in Ecuador. As [...]