Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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Media Talk: Is This the End for FARC?

Thu 10th July, 7.30pm

Malcolm Deas (Oxford University)
Andy Higginbottom (Colombia Solidarity Campaign)
Hernando Alvarez (Colombian journalist and BBC Latin American Service)
Alice O'Keefe (New Statesman)
Isabel Hilton (journalist)

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 Is this the end of FARC? Frontline club talk

Will the release of Ingrid Bettancourt - arguably the world's most famous hostage, and FARC's main bargaining chip - along with 14 other hostages - mean the end of FARC and the beginning of serious peace negotiations with the Colombian government? For further details about the event click here

 

Colombian Journey - the "War on Drugs"

The helicopter swooped by a couple hundred yards away, just above the trees, as we were traveling to the community of Malvinas on June 12.  We stopped at a house alongside the road and heard more helicopters.  We then saw the two planes that were spraying herbicide in the U.S.-financed “war on drugs.”

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BLACK EAGLE DEATH THREATS IN SANTANDER ? DOUBLE EMERGENCY

Please respond to these two Urgent Actions concerning paramilitary death threats against trade unionists and social activists in Bucaramanga and Barrancabermeja – two cities in Santander.

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The Lies, Armed Repression, and Betrayals of the Colombian Government in Cauca

05/22/2008

Author: ELDER COUNCIL – CRIC [Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca]

Today, 21 May 2008, in the hacienda La Emperatriz, nearly 500 people claimed their right to land and demanded the fulfillment of agreements that the Colombian state made with indigenous communities in Northern Cauca, agreements associated with the massacre in El Nilo. The community was attacked by the ESMAD [the Colombian version of a ‘SWAT’ team] of the national police with bombs and firearms, seriously injuring 8 indigenous Nasa. Victims of the attack included Eulogio Dagua Cuetia, Luís Enrique Ramos, Alex Méndez and Luís Eduardo Ramos, community members from the reserves of Jambaló, San Francisco, Huellas, and Toribío.

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URGENT UPDATE TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

The Organization Wayúu Munusurat is a group that has been working for the defence of the human rights of displaced peoples and the victims of paramilitary groups operating in La Guajira, Colombia with the accompaniment of national and international organizations.

With this communiqué we want to update everyone of the grave situation that members of our organization are facing including death threats, hostilities, persecution and pressure on behalf of the Northern Bloc of the Autodefence group (paramilitaries) of the Counter Wayúu Insurgency who have not demobilized and continue to operating within our territories.

Riohacha, La Guajira 

March 18th, 2008

 

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