World in View: Colombian uprising

June 30, 2017

During years of peace negotiations between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, grassroots groups pushed for issues of racial and economic justice. With Colombia entering a new stage, the struggle continues.

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Thousands march during a protest on June 1, 2016, in Bogota, Colombia, joining the farmers nationwide strike. Photo from psm-international.

Upheaval and crisis in Latin America

July 14, 2016

Venezuela is in ever-deepening crisis–including electricity shortages, outrageous inflation, food shortages–because of neoliberal politics. Colombia sees a cease-fire agreement signed between the government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia/FARC while agricultural injustice, a major cause of increasing poverty, remains. Peru elects Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a right-wing neoliberal, as their new president, defeating Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, who committed many human rights abuses while in office.

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Afro-Colombian Women: Defeating invisibility

February 10, 2013

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters:

World in View
Defeating invisibility

by Gerry Emmett

In the remarkable documentary film, La Toma (2012), Afro-Colombian woman activist Francia Marquez Mina is threatened by government forces and forced to spend each night sleeping in a different place for her safety. (See “Afro-Colombians Throw Off Shackles,” Nov.-Dec. 2012 [=>]

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Appeals for Support from Russia, Colombia

December 3, 2012

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters

Appeals for Support from Russia, Colombia

An appeal from the Russian leftists to their comrades in the struggle:

We, the representatives of Russian leftist organizations, turn to our comrades all over the world with an appeal for solidarity. This call and your response to it are very [=>]

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