Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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A dialogue of peace for Colombia

Within the same month, one of Colombia’s principal guerrilla groups, the FARC, release ten hostages and an international conference is called in Switzerland to discuss a political solution to the country’s internal conflict. Though both have highlighted the complexity in finding such a resolution, it has also become increasingly clear that President Juan Manuel Santos is not the only one with ‘the key to peace’ within reach.

ALBA Americas Conference in Lausanne

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NEW THREAT FROM THE BLACK EAGLES TO THE LEADERS OF ASOGRAS

 

The Agricultural Association of Santander denounce the reiterated threat to the leaders of ASOGRAS to the national and international community, and human rights organisations.

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Public complaint: Serious harassment and threats against members of the MOVICE Tolima Branch

MOVICE, 15 December 2011, Colombia

The National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) denounces and opposes the serious harassment and threats against various members of the Tolima Branch from the month of June until the present. These instances of harassment are taking place against the backdrop of actions in support of student demonstrations, the demands for the protection of the territory in Cajamarca against the multinational AngloGold Ashanti, and the organisation of and participation in the International Verification Mission, which took place as part of the Campaign for the Right to Defend between 28 and November 30, in which organisations and parliamentarians from various countries in Europe, Latin America and the United States investigated the human rights situation in Colombia.

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London School of Economics Picket of Santos

On 22 November President Santos was in London to promote British investment in Colombia. We went to the London School of Economics (LSE) to greet him, and to express our opposition to the big mining 'locomotive' and free trade agreements, given that they only bring misery and poverty.  The only ones who will benefit from foreign investment will be the multinationals and Colombian oligarchy. We also called for a full investigation of the false positives scandal (with at least 1,200 victims assassinated by the army) that occurred when Santos was Minister of Defence.

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Colombian Student Strike to save Public Higher Education Forces Government Retreat, for Now

One month ago university students in Colombia launched mass, indefinite national strike to stop the proposed reform of Law 30. This 'reform' would have deepened the role of private finance and given bankers effective control over educational decisions at nominally public sector universities.

Commentators say the student movement has returned as force not seen since the 1970s.

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New driver, but same direction – heading for a train crash

Santos Leading Colombia towards Prosperity for All?

Colombia Solidarity Campaign London Briefing Meeting
7pm Tuesday 15 November
The Apple Tree pub, 45 Mount Pleasant, WC1 (Russell Square, Farringdon, Kings X or Angel tube)

Speakers:   Report back from delegation to Cajamarca plus briefings from Colombian guests

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