Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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60 A?OS DE INCUMPLIMIENTO A LA DECLARACION UNIVERSAL DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS

 

Santiago de Cali, diciembre 10 de 2008. 

Hoy el mundo conmemora 60 años de la declaración Universal de los  derechos humanos, sin embargo en Colombia, en el sur occidente y en el Valle del Cauca  no tenemos nada que celebrar.

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URGENT ACTION: STATE RAID ON BERNAL DUE?AS FAMILY HOME

We wish to make it known to both national and international public opinion that the Bernal Dueñas family has again been the victim of outrages perpetrated by the Colombian state intelligence and security services.

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ACCI?N URGENTE: la familia Bernal Due?as

Denunciamos ante la opinión pública nacional e internacional, que nuevamente la familia Bernal Dueñas ha sido victima de los atropellos de los organismos de inteligencia y seguridad del Estado.

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Indigenous Leaders Wrap Up Six Weeks of Mobilization and Pledge to Continue Their Resistance Campaig

Report by Mario Murillo

Upside Down World
Nov 29, 2008

http://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/1600/61/

There was a bit of nostalgia running through the voice of Aida Quilqué this morning in front of the National University.

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Cane cutters: on the edge of a historic victory

by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.  Sunday, 16 November 2008

On 15 September 12,000 cane cutters from Cauca and Valle de Cauca decided to go on strike to protest the inhuman working conditions in sugar refineries, demanding that indirect contracting through [sub-contractors misleadingly named] ‘Workers' Co-operative Associations' be ended. They also insisted on wage improvements, as the refinery employers have experienced huge profit increases due to the trade in ethanol without this having any kind of positive impact on the wages of the cane cutters.

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Corteros de Ca?a: a las puertas de una victoria hist?rica

por José Antonio Gutiérrez D. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008

El 15 de Septiembre, 12.000 corteros de caña del Valle de Cauca y de Cauca, decidieron ir a huelga protestando por las condiciones inhumanas de trabajo en los ingenios azucareros, exigiendo el término de la contratación indirecta mediante Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado y exigiendo también mejoras salariales, ya que los empresarios azucareros han aumentado enormemente sus ganancias a causa del negocio del etanol, sin que esto haya tenido ninguna clase de impacto positivo en los salarios de los corteros.

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