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 [...]

Police Brutality: How Protesters Resist State Violence Around The World

By Progressive International. -

Greece has been in national lockdown on and off for the last year, with the current lockdown reaching five months. Civil liberties and freedom of movement have been considerably restricted [...]

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 [...]

Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia’s Crackdown On Protesters

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Bogota - For exactly one month now, a nationwide strike has crippled Colombia and has been met with deadly repression by the far-right government of Ivan Duque. As trade unions have shut down [...]

Communities In Guerrero Set Up Road Blockades

By It's Going Down. -

On May 28, 2021, Indigenous communities belonging to the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata, and to the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities-Community Police-Founding [...]

West Papua: Violence Continues; Calls To Release Political Prisoners Strengthen

Large scale protests were held in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia at a time of heightened violence between government forces and pro-independence insurgents. On Friday, May 21, protests were [...]

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 [...]

Leaks Show DC Cops Justify ‘Aggressive’ Protest Tactics

By Creede Newton, Al Jazeera. -

Documents obtained by Al Jazeera appear to show Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) used a training document to justify “an aggressive police response” to left-wing [...]

The Struggle Continues in Colombia

By Gearóid Ó Loingsigh, Left Voice. -

Colombia's wave of protests continues unabated. On May 12th, there were massive demonstrations throughout the country, indicating that the movement shows no immediate signs of waning. Between [...]

Sleep Now In The Fire

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Israel’s massive war machine attacks the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with total disregard for international law. Since the OPT is an occupied territory, the United Nations does not [...]

What’s Happening With Youth Protest And Police In Colombia

By Manuela Vega, Toronto Star. -

The demonstrations in Bogotá, Colombia kick off with musical performances, theatrical shows and people in traditional dress; they’re like festivals. Young people fill the capital’s major [...]

If I Fall In The Struggle, Take My Place

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security [...]

Colombia Has Lost Its Fear

By Crimethinc. -

After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week [...]