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An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End (tags)

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.

Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela (tags)

The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the “dictatorial” Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy “coincidentally” matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.

Colombians Stage Anti-FARC, Kidnapping Protest Across Nation (tags)

Nov. 28 -- Thousands of Colombians dressed in white plan marches throughout the country today to protest more than 40 years of violence and kidnapping by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

GMA NG PILIPINAS AT URIBE NG COLOMBIA, PAREHONG PAPET AT PASISTA (tags)

Kamakailan dumalaw sa Colombia si Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo mula sa pagdalo sa APEC meeting sa Peru. Mahalagang suriin ang sanhi ng pagdalaw ni Arroyo sa Colombia. Ito ay sa harap ng lumulubhang suliranin ng paglabag sa mga karapatang pantao sa Pilipinas at parehong naganap na malubhang labanan sa pagitan ng FARC( pwersang armado rebolusyonaryo ng Colombia) at ng gobyerno ng Colombia at ng NPA/MILF sa Pilipinas. Halos magkapareho ang dalawang pangulo ng dalawang bansa. Si Alvaro Uribe ng Colombia at PGMA ng Pilipinas. Mayroon lamang pagkakaiba ang dalawa sa mga sirkumstansya at kasaysayan ng pagkakaluklok sa kapangyarihan. Ngunit matingkad ang pagkakatulad ng dalawa. Pareho silang pasista at papet ng Imperyalismong Amerikano.

Global arms dealer and financier of terrorists MONZER AL KASSAR convicted (tags)

These recent convictions represent the first time anyone has been charged with and convicted of the anti-aircraft missile statute.

Colombia-Urgente: El bombardeo mediático como ablandamiento previo... (tags)

Tendremos que esperar que el bombardeo mediático en torno a la reciente liberación de Ingrid y demás rehenes obtenida con la “Operación Jaque” continúe todavía durante unos días, como si fuera una prolongada fase destinada al ablandamiento previo, después vendrá el “asalto final”.

Colombia, urgente: Crónica de un montaje anunciado (tags)

En solo unas horas más, Hugo Chávez y Alvaro Uribe se reunirán en territorio venezolano, al parecer en Paraguaná. Como punto principal y quizás único de la agenda, figurará sin lugar a dudas, la propuesta uribista de que el presidente de Venezuela Bolivariana se haga cargo del “jaque mate” que a la actual dirección de las FARC el régimen colombiano le tiene preparado.

Colombia: “Operación Jaque”... ¿y “Mate”? (tags)

No puede menos que respirarse con alivio luego que la “Operación Jaque” realizada por las FFMM colombianas y que condujera a la liberación de Ingrid y demás secuestrados lograra ser realizada incruentamente

Colombia: ¿Nos están preparando para la muerte de Ingrid? (tags)

Una muy extraña situación esta configurando la oligarquía colombiana en torno a los prisioneros en poder de las Farc-EP y especialmente en torno a Ingrid Betancourt, que deja la sensación de que Uribe esta ambientando al pueblo colombiano y al mundo para la muerte de Ingrid Betancourt...

Colombia: “Operación Blancanieves”, Ingrid Betancourt en la mira (tags)

Al momento de redactar estas líneas, continúan realizándose esfuerzos tendientes a retomar el tema del intercambio humanitario y superar el peligroso momento generado con la masacre de Raúl Reyes y sus compañeros. Entre otras acciones, el ex congresista Luis Eladio Pérez, uno de los recientemente liberados, ha presentado un programa concreto al gobierno francés así como a los de Venezuela y Colombia

Narcogobierno colombiano perpetra siniestra masacre en Ecuador (tags)

En la madrugada del 1° de marzo, aviones de guerra de la Fuerza Aérea colombiana lanzaron un ataque contra un campamento de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) ubicado dentro de territorio ecuatoriano. El propósito: asesinar al principal portavoz de las FARC para el exterior, Raúl Reyes. Las huellas digitales del imperialismo norteamericano se ven claramente en este macabro incidente. Ante semejante crimen, la respuesta debe consistir en movilizar a los trabajadores en una lucha de clase contra el imperialismo y a sus aliados criollos. En lugar de esto, el grueso de la izquierda latinoamericana se pone a la cola de los estados burgueses de Ecuador y Venezuela, buscando presionarles para que inicien una guerra contra Colombia. No obstante las muchas diferencias políticas que tenemos con las fuerzas guerrilleras de Colombia, que luchan por una “reconciliación” con sectores de la clase dominante, los trotskistas estamos de su lado en la guerra civil contra el estado capitalista. Pero insistimos que la guerrilla no es el camino a la revolución socialista que debe ser dirigida por la clase obrera a la cabeza de las empobrecidas masas rurales y urbanas.

Interview with FARC Commander Raul Reyes (tags)

Following the March 1st attack by a Colombian military operation that resulted in the death of 20 FARC forces including rebel leader Raul Reyes. Interview with slain FARC leader from July 2007.

Colombia: Full fire on guerilla, but total silence on state crimes. (tags)

The government of Alvaro Uribe has rallied Colombians to take part in a large march on Monday, February 4th under the slogan “No more kidnappings, no more lies, no more deaths, no more FARC”. and seeks to obscure the true face of the conflict: 75% of human rights violations in Colombia are committed by the Uribe administration and the paramilitary forces which are linked to the state. (Source: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch)

Todo listo para operación humanitaria en Colombia (tags)

En declaraciones desde la Casa de Nariño, el Comisionado para la Paz, Luis Carlos Restrepo, expresó la disposición del gobierno a garantizar el rápido desarrollo de la operación, que sería realizada de conjunto entre Venezuela, Colombia y el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR)

Al alba. Carta de las visitadoras a RENÉ DESCARTES (tags)

Las visitadoras de Vargas Llosa explican al filósofo que lo que existe no existe solo, sino sumergido en una serie de existencias y muestran lo expuesto en la implicación del sacrificio infantil en la mediatización de los 6 y 7 de diciembre, en España y en Francia

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/5/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Clashes in oilfields kill 17 soldiers and guerrillas (tags)

15 government troops dead in fresh fighting in Colombia’s southern oil region. President Uribe seeks foreign help to beef up military muscle. US lawmakers promise more soldiers and mercenaries.

Colombia: Film Documents 'The Red Dance' (tags)

The Colombian documentary film "El baile rojo" (The Red Dance), marks an effort to restore collective memory of an experiment in reconciliation that was erased by blood and fire from the country's political map. The film's title comes from the name of the extermination operation against the Patriotic Union (UP), a legal leftist movement proposed in 1984 by the FARC guerrillas as a political means to end the civil war.

Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)

Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/9/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and Cuba

Plan Colombia: Documentary Movie: This Saturday (tags)

Come check out the documentary film at the Clarity Theatre, 100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA // part of the Beverly Hills Film Festival

''Colombia: another front in broader U.S. war'' (tags)

By Matthew Riemer YellowTimes.org Columnist (United States)

South America, Future US Target (tags)

The next target?

Secret services accused of masterminding deadly blast (tags)

Colombia's main rebel army FARC denies responsability in the bombing of an exclusive up-town club in Bogota that left 37 people dead. In a strong declaration against terrorism, the guerrillas instead blame the official secret services for the attack.

Ingrid Betancourt is alive and may be released soon (tags)

FARC says Ingrid is healthy, awaits prisoner exchange On March 13, 2003 a leader of FARC reported that Ingrid Betancourt is alive and well, and that she may be released as soon as the Colombian government negotiates seriously for the exchange of hostages held by FARC, for FARC guerrillas being held prisoner by the government.

23 soldiers killed as suspected rebels down helicopter (tags)

The Colombian Army looses yet another US donated Black Hawk helicopter during clashes with guerrillas. Several serious reverses for the government forces in the last few weeks.

Rebels confirm: 3 CIA agents captured (tags)

Colombia's main leftist rebel army confirms to have downed a CIA plane and captured 3 US intelligence agents. The guerrillas are demanding the US and Colombian armies to hold their fire in order to be able to guarantee the safety of the prisoners.

FARC gives empire a black eye. U.S. responds with threats and more lies (tags)

Will this be the excuse U.S. imperialism has been waiting for to directly intervene in Colombia's class war between a local mass based movement comprising 2 strong guerilla armies, a militant trade union movement, radical peasant organisations and the fascist paramilitary state?

US considers intervention in Colombia (tags)

Washington mulls tough response to kidnapping of CIA 'agents'

Plan Colombia. Special Preview Screening of Brilliant New Film on Saturday in LA (tags)

"Plan Colombia" (Read about the film below) -- from the brilliant filmmakers who made "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" -- will be premiering in LA on Saturday Novemeber 23, 2002. These special screenings will be this Saturday Night (11-23), at 7 & 9pm, at Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theater: 5300 Melrose in Los Angeles. Enter the grounds of Raleigh Studios on Van Ness, just south of Melrose; and ask the gatekeeper for directions to the Theater.

Guerrillas propose prisoner swap (tags)

The Colombian guerrilla organisation FARC-EP renews an offer to release a number of prominent politicians and a score of army and police officers. In return the FARC demands the release of all guerrillas captured by the government forces

Marines Ordered into Colombia. (tags)

Bush has allegedly become a zealot in his drive to eliminate terrorism worldwide, and sees the FARC in that light. Reliable sources say that to ensure that the rest of the US sees them similarly, US government operatives at work in Colombia have been responsible for many of the bombings that have been laid at the feet of the FARC in recent months.

Marines ordered into Colombia (tags)

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Urban Guerilla Warfare in Colombia (tags)

While the corporate media turns a blind eye to Colombia's bloody civil war and growing U.S. intervention, there has been fighting in Colombia's second-largest city after a major operation by 'security forces' whose mission was to execute Marxist rebels and supporters from a slum district.

San Diego Activist Tech Collective Targeted as "terrorists" (tags)

San Diego based burn.ucsd.edu is being targeted as providing material support for terrorists because they LINK to a farc website. You see where this is going, right?

Red Targets in the ''War on Terrorism'' (tags)

Think about that. Hundreds of al-Qaeda, demanding principally that the U.S. get its troops out of Saudi Arabia. Tens of thousands of communist-led guerrillas---and many millions who identify with the legacy of the historical left---demanding an end to exploitation and inequality on the planet.

COLOMBIA IS LIKE VIETNAM (tags)

Many years passed before the great majority took notice that the revolutionaries of Vietnam fought for all humanity. One day something similar will happen with the FARC. The real enemy is the same. In another context, the women and men of the guerrilla movement of comandante Manuel Marulanda find themselves involved in a struggle that transcends the tragic Colombian scene. Resisting, they fight also for humanity.

COLOMBIAN REBELS OFFER PEACE TALKS (tags)

Colombia's largest guerrilla organisation FARC says that it is willing to negotiate peace with new Colombian president Alvaro Uribe if he cracks down on the paramilitary death squads and withdraw government forces from two southern departments.

New Colombian government slams door on peace (tags)

When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, called on the new government of ultra-rightist President Alvaro Uribe Velez to summon the reserves to fight against leftist guerrilla forces, Uribe’s minister of defense, Martha Lucia Ramirez, did just that on the following day.

US is financing murder of possibly millions in Cauca (Columbia) (tags)

We must help to stop the murder... please read and spread the word.. public awareness deters the evil force

CIA knew about 9/11, did they know about Colombia too? (tags)

What was strange was not the attack, but the 'conspiracy of silence' that is creeping around the discourse and practice of America's "War on Terrorism".

IS COLOMBIA THE NEXT VIETNAM? An essay by former Green Baret Stan Goff (tags)

Imperialism is the enemy of us all, and the FARC is on the front lines against imperialism. It's very simple to an old soldier. Remember Vietnam!

WAR AGAINST DISPLACED COMMUNITIES IN COLOMBIA (tags)

In the city of Medellin the paramilitaries have been burning the makeshift shacks and assassinating leaders of the displaced communities. In Bucaramanga and Barranquilla leaders have received death threats and in Neiva the police violently attacked and threatened 50 families.

FARC Warn Oppressors Representatives (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a country where brutal state terror is endorsed by the already discredited corporate U.S.A. Colombian government officials complicit in a war against the working majority scoffed at Marxist rebel warnings Thursday.

FORMER PEACE BROKER CRITICIZES EU (tags)

The inclusion of the Colombian guerrilla organization FARC in the EU list of terrorist groups deals a fatal blow to the possibilities of striking humanitarian deals between rebels and government, says former peace broker Carlos Lozano.

FARC Freedom Fighters Target Cocaine Labs Protected By Special Forces (tags)

MEDELLIN, Colombia -- On Saturday government officials sent rescuers to the remains of a batteground between FARC freedom fighters and paramilitary special forces where more than a dozen people were wounded when paramilitaries killed 68 civilians, including 38 children, suspected of being Marxist sympathizers.

Colombia... FARC rebel photo (tags)

hmmmm, via Yahoo ...

Colombia's War of Position (tags)

''We didn't have any other way to live,'' stated Faiver, one of the rebels at the post. ``I'm sick of living in poverty. There are no jobs. There is no money for food or anything. You want me to surrender? I am now a revolutionary.''

Colombian President Breaks Off Peace Talks With Communist Rebels (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia - President Andres Pastrana broke off the peace process with Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People's Army (FARC-EP) Wednesday night, hours after the guerrillas hijacked a jetliner and kidnapped a corrupt senator complicit in his government's war against the poor.

Colombia: The FARC and the Trade Unions (tags)

Rebelion: PETRAS ESSAYS IN ENGLISH The trade unionists and the FARC need international support from trade unionists in the U.K. and elsewhere to counter the imperialist counter-offensive. A victory for the death squads will weaken the popular struggles throughout Latin America and beyond. With international solidarity and unity of purpose within Colombia a victory would open new vistas for struggle throughout the world.

FARC Billboard (tags)

An illustration of resentment toward the US in FARC controlled areas of Columbia.

FARC billboard (tags)

Illustrating the resentment of the US in FARC controlled parts of Columbia.

The US continues to meddle in Colombia's internal affairs (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia -- FARC leader warned the United States on Monday of meddling in his country's internal affairs by sending ``hundreds of military advisers and mercenaries.''

The FARC faces the empire (tags)

I think it's time, that indymedia got their act together and supported the FARC-EP. If they don't know who James Petras is, or the FARC for that matter, then I suggest they find out ASAP. There's a bloody civil war in Colombia. The next Vietnam!

"Monthly Review" on the FARC and Colombia (tags)

A very well documented article on the FARC and the civil war in Colombia by Latin Americanist James Petras.

CIA cash funded drugs trade (tags)

"...But in the US, the CIA's involvement in the Montesinos case has raised barely a ripple of comment. " Gee, really?? and ClearChannel communications owns one-third of US radio stations... well, there's a third of airwave reality out the window, now let's talk about newspapers...

Colombia rebels free 250 (tags)

In announcing the handover last week FARC spokesman Raul Reyes said it was designed to show the rebels' commitment to peace talks.

Colombia rebels free 250 (tags)

In announcing the handover last week FARC spokesman Raul Reyes said it was designed to show the rebels' commitment to peace talks

More FARC information needed on IMC (tags)

A reminder to indymedia readers/activists: I usually see at least one piece of news on the Zapatistas every day (which is great) but not much on the FARC, who are just as deserving of our support.

Recent Combat Reports from the Colombia War (tags)

In Colombia the Communist guerillas the FARC and ELN are fighting to the teeth against the silent U.S. counterinsurgency that doesn't want another Vietnam, critics say it is very likely.

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