Colombia. A report and interview on the background of the revolt.Continue reading The Uprising in #Colombia: “An Example of What Is to Come”
Bogotá. Colombia. On Tuesday night in Bogotá, the police killed Javier Ordoñez, a lawyer and taxi driver, father of two. He was hanging out in his neighborhood, having a drink with friends. The police beat him, tasered him 12 times with 50,000 watts, and suffocated him while he was screaming, “Por favor, no mas!” (Please, No More!) until he became unconscious. He was taken while unconscious to a C.A.I. where police beat him to death. (CAI – Centro de Atencion Inmediata – are police huts that operate in each neighborhood of Bogotá).Continue reading The Situation in #Bogotá, #Colombia: Synopsis of Urban Uprising
Colombia. On January 21, 2020, the first general day of protest of the new year was convened. Linked to the great November-December 2019 movement, different social and political organizations called for a new “strike” without a labor strike, which is already the sixth since the beginning of the government of Iván Duque and the fourth since the huge day started on on November 21, which was two months before. Machine Translation.Continue reading #Colombia: Balance of the protest day of January 21, 2020 by grupo libertario vialibre
Indigenous people are demanding justice for the systematic massacre of social leaders in Colombia, as protests against the right-wing Duque regime resumed throughout the country on Tuesday.Deutschland
In the following, we analyze the week of national protest that took place in Colombia after the strike from November 21 to November 27. We detailed the development of the days focusing our view on Bogotá and the day to day strikes; we evaluated the meaning of the spontaneous eruption of the movement and outlined some common elements of the protest, while proposing some lines of action to strengthen it.Continue reading #Colombia: The week of protest in November 2019
Colombia’s national civic strike is paving the way for a rural-urban coalition of protesters and movements that together can take on President Duque’s right-wing government.Continue reading #Colombia on strike: “This government has to fall”
On November 21, Colombia was rocked by a national strike and huge demonstrations and clashes between riot cops and protestors. On November 22 amd November 23 the strikes and protests continued. New protests are announced for today. A first assessment by Grupo Via Libre.Continue reading #Colombia: Preliminary assessment of the November 21 national strike
Colombia: Statement from November 23, 2018, by Juventud Rebelde Colombia.
Statement by Antifascist Coordination Bogotá and RASH Bogotá after election of Bolsonaro in Brazil. Below the video after the statement we have published a Link to a PDF file: Resistance Handbook against the fascist Bolsonaro regime (Portuguese).
On Tuesday, March 6th, in Bogotá, Colombia, two explosions burst during the quiet of the lessons. In between the fully painted walls of this eternally leftist university, located in the middle of a financial district, the students playing on the sports field turn their heads in all directions. The sound of chattering suddenly vanishes. It is 10:30 AM and the gatekeepers put their backpacks on and immediately leave the scene. Rapidly, a small group of hooded people meets the crowd, without talking. In a kind of dancing manner, without much useless noises, the students peacefully leave the playground and the encapuchadxs progressively take their place. It is quickly possible to count as many as 50 of them, now facing the stone benches.