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A warrior Biologist is asking for Help (tags)

Crusade to help a brave Biologist with achondroplasia to pay his hip replacement surgery

Open Statement from Sociology Graduates of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the National U (tags)

Open statement (translated to english, original in Spanish) of Sociology Graduates of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the National University of Colombia, in response to the targeting against those who belong to this university as scapegoats for terrorist acts by state authorities and the media

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is launching an urgent campaign on World Animal Day (tags)

On World Animal Day, ADI launch campaign to create a South American pact to defend the threatened real life Paddington bear – the Andean bear

VIDEO: 33 lions leave behind circus suffering in South America, for a new life in Africa (tags)

33 lions that went from circus cages to freedom

Public to share the love to get rescued lions home to Africa (tags)

ADI is inviting the public to visit www.loveanimals.org/33-lions-back-to-africa.html, share the love and help get the 33 lions home

Passport Checks as Lions Get Ready to Fly (tags)

33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia micro-chipped, ready for a journey of a lifetime home to Africa

Dream ending for circus lions rescued in South America: Huge airlift to take 33 lions home (tags)

Thirty-three lions rescued by Animal Defenders International

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.

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban (tags)

The Colombian Congress today passed Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and traveling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of critical evidence of animal suffering collected by investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI).

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban (tags)

May 14, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, the Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative. The committee vote was seven in favor and none against.

Injured Workers Sew Lips Shut in Hunger Strike to the Death (tags)

Injured workers from the General Motors Colmotores assembly plant in Bogota, Colombia, after a year occupying the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Embassy, sew their lips shut in hunger strike they are determined to carry out until General Motors Colmotores resolves their situation. They are prepared to give their lives so that workers do not continue to be exploited by multinational corporations in Colombia.

Obushma and The Rich Satanist on Wall St. Make a Slave Trade Deal in Colombia (tags)

Once again Obushma The George W Bush Carbon Copy is making another Slave Trade Deal in Cahoots with The Rich Apostles of Satan on Wall St. and The Government of Colombia. Much to the Discomfort of Colombians and Americans.

Georgetown Students Serve Uribe Subpoena (tags)

"Last week, students at Georgetown University in Washington, DC succeeded in serving Colombia's ex-president Álvaro Uribe with a subpoena to testify about paramilitary ties in Colombia. The Adios Uribe Coalition has campaigned since September to get Georgetown to drop Uribe as a 'Distinguished Scholar."

Political Killings in Colombia (tags)

shocking crimes committed with impunity

Fernando Lugo: El gobierno de Obama ya tiene cura (tags)

¿Quién puede confiar en un cura con hijos?

A Colombia, A Nuestra América (tags)

Tres vidas, un mismo camino y Febrero el mes de su partida (El Camilo 15/66, el 14/98 Manuel el Oscar y 11/2006), nos convoca al reencuentro con su pensamiento y obra.

DID THIS DOCUMENT LEAK OF THE PENTAGON? (tags)

Do Americans dream to do with the Amazonian now the one what did with Mexico in the past?

U.S. Still Plans Assault on Latin America. Will We Stop this Madness? (tags)

"In an explicit attempt to hide Washington’s military objectives in South America, a U.S. Air Force document submitted to Congress in May 2009 that provoked deep concerns in the region has been modified and re-published on November 16, 2009. The official U.S. Air Force document, revealed and denounced by this author on November 4th, explained the justification for a $46 million request to improve the military installations in one of the seven bases Washington will occupy under the military accord signed on October 30th between Colombia and the United States. The modified document has eliminated all mention of war and military operations in the region, as well as offensive language directed at Colombia’s neighbors, Venezuela and Ecuador."

The Steady Stream of Lies about Venezuela or The Killers and Liars Prepare (tags)

"The fourth big lie is saved up to the end, and follows on that grand tradition of the great human rights abusers accusing others to deflect attention from themselves. Chavez is said to be “cultivating” regimes that are characterised by “rigged elections, media censorship, the criminalisation of dissent and leaders for life”. Not a touch of irony, as the death squads in Colombia murder trade unionists and civil leaders unchecked, as the Obama Administration pussyfoots around the coup regime in Honduras (which deposed a Chavez ally), as election fraud and bloody war rages in Afghanistan and as the US launches missile attacks on Pakistan. It can be tedious to document such lies. They are so common and, no sooner is one lot done than the next day’s lies appear – if not in The Economist then in the Washington Post, The Australian or The Times. These monopolies count on the vulnerable, who do not have alternate sources of information, who do not read history and are able to be swayed by crude and often racist agitation. In the bigger picture, this is a delegitimising process, organised by the private media monopolies which, in their hatred for the sort of popular democracy led by Chavez (as also in the past by Allende), are preparing the ground for coups, wars of intervention and conquest. It has been done before and – while these monopolies remain unchecked – it will be done again."

The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs (tags)

"The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs." The fact that the justification is even offered is remarkable. Suppose, for example, that Colombia, or China, or many others claimed the right to establish military bases in Mexico to implement their programs to eradicate tobacco in the U.S., by fumigation in North Carolina and Kentucky, interdiction by sea and air forces, and dispatch of inspectors to the U.S. to ensure it was eradicating this poison-which is, in fact, far more lethal even than alcohol, which in turn is far more lethal than cocaine or heroin, incomparably more than cannabis. The toll of tobacco use is truly fearsome, including "passive smokers" who are seriously affected though they do not use tobacco themselves. The death toll overwhelms the lethal effects of other dangerous substances."

BTL:New U.S. Military Bases in Colombia Will Increase Regional Tensions (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

The drumbeat of fear mongering propaganda continues: What are State and the Pentagon plan (tags)

"The AUC were a phenomenon that was changed by drug-smuggling....so they looked for cultivation and smuggling zones, so this is what permeated the [border] zone, including today [the phenomenon] is still present in [Venezulean border state] Tachira with [paramilitary group] the Black Eagles." Venezuelan journalist Alberto Nolia, analysing the interview, said, "Its clear the Colombian government was completely involved in the conspiracy...Garcia has linked the government of Uribe with the paramilitaries and with drug smuggling."

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.

Sydney Morning Herald: US switches cocaine air bases to Columbia (tags)

making drugs more "efficient and stronger"

Honduras: Anti-Chavez ‘free speech’ warriors linked to coup (tags)

"This is because, for the IAPA, there was no coup. Its July 14 statement said the democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was simply “stood down” — not kidnapped and dumped in a different country by balaclava-clad soldiers. And if anyone can recognise a dictatorship, it is the IAPA. After all, as it points out, the IAPA has been fighting off dictatorships “for a long time” — in the form of the Chavez administration. Ironically, the only time in Venezuela that a TV channel was taken off air, constitutional rights suspended, and journalists arrested and assaulted since Chavez’s 1998 election was during the two days when he was removed from power in a short-lived coup in April 2002. "

COLOMBIA WELCOMES HUMAN RIGHTS LEADER (tags)

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, President of Youth for Human Rights International is circling the globe in her 6th Annual World Tour.

Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal --an interview with Aviva Chomsky (tags)

Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, and is a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. She just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation (May 28 – June 6) that traveled to two regions devastated by coal mining: the state of Kentucky and to northern Colombia.

Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)

At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…

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.

“La Paz en Colombia”: Las éticas revelaciones de Fidel Castro Ruz (tags)

Exclusivo: A partir de mañana en el sitio: http://www.cubadebate.cu/ usted podrá descargar la versión digital del libro.

Colombia: “Operación Regénesis”, la última oportunidad de Uribe (tags)

Durante las últimas semanas ha venido evidenciándose cada vez con mayor claridad la profunda crisis que corroe al “establishment” narcoparapolítico colombiano

Colombia: ¿“Operación Ituango”... para recibir la visita de la CPI? (tags)

Dentro de unos días llegará a Colombia el fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional, Luis Moreno Ocampo, quien, como es sabido, sigue muy de cerca el conflicto interno colombiano. Su visita no debe dejar lugar a dudas

Colombia: Help preserve evidence of paramilitary ties (tags)

The Uribe and Bush administrations have come to an agreement under which paramilitary leaders are being extradited to the United States to stand trial for drug-trafficking. Many of these paramilitaries have caused hundreds, and even thousands, of deaths through massacres of civilians

Hugo Chavez Spearheads the South American Revolution (tags)

How Venezuela is leading the revolutionary integration of South America

Tribunal of opinion (tags)

Human rights violation in colombia as a state crime

Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez (tags)

Washington planning to oust Chavez.

Plan Colombia Heads for Mexico (tags)

Call it NAFTA on steroids.

Colombia: Interpol entre laptops, lapsus y narcoparapolítica (tags)

Mr Noble optó, obedeciendo órdenes superiores, por la política de prestar su aval a quienes han desangrado Colombia durante décadas, e inundado el planeta con aquella droga que supuestamente debiera él estar tratando de detectar.

Spinning the News - the FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol (tags)

Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files are fake.

Support Working Mothers This Mother's Day! (tags)

Show your love for working mothers this Mother’s Day! Instead of getting your mom chocolates or flowers again this year, think about making a donation in her name to support the basic rights of working mothers in Latin America

The New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

NYT vilification of Hugo Chavez

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

PARAGUAY. Noticias de un secuestro (tags)

Noticia de un secuestro es un relato basado en hechos reales del celebrado autor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez, publicado en 1996, donde el premio Nóbel de literatura aborda el tema del narcoterrorismo colombiano y la privación ilegal de libertad de personajes prominentes de 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.

Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)

The latest made in USA regional mischief.

South American anarchists and anti-militarists say NO to war (tags)

* The threat of armed conflict involving the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela has mobilized anarchists and anti-militarists across the continent, in words and in action, to repudiate what would be a monstrous aggression by state powers against our peoples. Below there are two documents that call for struggle against this evil.

Colombia: ¿Es todavía hora para la Paz? (tags)

Ayer como hoy, el Pentágono, la White House y sus lacayos descorchan botellas de champán, refocilándose ante su efímero triunfo. Celebran la victoria de la mentira, sus millones y sus armas, reafirmando en cada brindis su compromiso con la muerte

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)

Asesinaron a un lider comunista en Colombia (tags)

La Asociación Colombiana de Estudiantes Universitarios (ACEU), manifiesta su indignación y repudio frente al vil ASESINTATO DE ALIRIO QUIÑONEZ, dirigente juvenil agrario y miembro del Comité Central de la Juventud Comunista Colombiana.

Murder of a young communist leader by paramilitary in Colombia (tags)

BOGOTA, January 22nd, 2008 - The Colombian Association of University Students (ACEU), demonstrates its indignation and disgust as opposed to the barbarian MURDER OF ALIRIO QUIÑONEZ, agrarian youth leader and member of the Central Committee of Colombian Communist Youth.

COLOMBIA: GUERRA Y SANGRE EN LA HÚMEDA ESPESURA DE LA SELVA (Nota de PUMHA) (tags)

Parece ser que el territorio de lo que actualmente es la República de Colombia ya estaba habitado por pueblos nómades, que posteriormente se hicieron sedentarios, unos 4.000 años antes de Cristo, que mantuvieron su presencia allí, sin mayores problemas, durante varios milenios...

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)

Ameripol: a Latin America Regional Police Force, is Being Formed (tags)

http://miami.indymedia.org/news/2007/12/9917.php

Demand Grows For bush To Reveal Details of Plan Mexico (tags)

billions to keep the price of illegal drugs up, but not one cent for the fence....

¡América Latina no se calla! (tags)

Intelectuales y ciudadanos-as de todo el mundo ponen en marcha una campaña en defensa de la soberanía de América Latina

Periodista criticado por Uribe saldrá del país por amenazas (tags)

Bogotá, 5 oct (EFE).- El periodista Gonzalo Guillén, acusado por el presidente colombiano, Álvaro Uribe, de ser la fuente de un libro que acusa al gobernante de haber tenido nexos con la mafia, dijo hoy que saldrá del país tras intensificarse las amenazas de muerte en su contra y luego de que le retiraran la protección oficial.

Colombia, Israel and rogue mercenaries (tags)

Earlier this year, Klein's Colombian shenanigans attracted the attention of Interpol, which on 3 April responded to a Colombian request and issued an international arrest warrant for Klein and Israeli nationals Melnik Ferri and Tzedaka Abraham, with the warrants alleging that the trio was involved in criminal conspiracy and instruction in terrorism.

Israeli wanted in Colombia on terror-related charges detained at Moscow airport (tags)

MOSCOW: A former Israeli army officer wanted in Colombia on terror-related charges has been detained at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday.

‘Plan Mexico’ (tags)

The Bush administration is close to sealing a major, multiyear aid deal to combat drug cartels in Mexico that would be the biggest U.S. anti-narcotics effort abroad since a seven-year, $5 billion program in Colombia, according to U.S. lawmakers, congressional aides and Mexican authorities.

A backroom deal on trade? (tags)

Four bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs)--with Colombia, Peru, Panama and South Korea--are on the agenda this month for congressional approval, along with a June 30 deadline to reauthorize “trade promotion authority” (TPA) for George Bush. TPA, also known as “fast track” authority, allows the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress must either accept or reject, without amendment.

Navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Government (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Continuing our cyber crusade, navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Government, President Hugo Chavez and its brave people in the mainstream media, and to show readers the other side of the coin, allowing them to achieve some balance in the information they receive and to arrive at their own conclusions, we find yet another oft-reiterated topic concerning the land of Simon Bolivar, Luis Aparicio and Jacinto Convit (the Venezuelan physician who discovered a vaccine for leprosy).

Colombia - Paramilitaries are threatening student leaders in University of Atlantico (tags)

The Secretary of Human Rights of the ACEU (Colombian Association of University Students) denounces these facts that are putting in danger the physical integrity of the leaders of the University of the Atlantico.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/11/06 ¡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, Cuba, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia.

Columbian and Peruvian Elections Prove Stalin Was Right (tags)

US arranged elections in Columbia and Peru

Colombia: How Not to Negotiate a Trade Agreement (tags)

Article by Andres Mejia-Vergnaud, Executive Director of the Instituto Progreso ILP, Bogota, Colombia.

Caracas Libertarian Declaration // January 26, 2006 (tags)

Between January 23 – 29, 2006, anarchist activists gathered in Caracas for the Alternative Social Forum, coming from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. We consider it important to establish a specifically anarchist position that speaks to our experiences and exchanges. In such a spirit we declare the following:

Declaración Libertaria de Caracas // 29 de enero, 2006 (tags)

L@s anarquistas reunid@s en Caracas con motivo del Foro Social Alternativo del 23 al 29 de enero de 2006 –procedentes de Alemania, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, España, Estados Unidos, Francia, México, Inglaterra, Italia, Rusia, Uruguay y Venezuela- consideramos de importancia volcar una posición específicamente anarquista que dé cuenta de nuestra experiencia y de nuestros intercambios. Con ese espíritu, declaramos lo siguiente:

Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots (tags)

Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots

PEACE IN COLOMBIA National Vigil & Call-in Day (tags)

The San José de Apartadó massacre: In February, eight members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó were brutally killed (5 adults and 3 children); witnesses say that Colombian army troops are responsible. The Peace Community was formed when 17 towns and villages joined together in 1997 to insist that all armed groups stay out of their area. Since then, over 100 members have been killed or disappeared.

UN calls for probe of US Proxy Colombia's Massacre of Children (tags)

U.N. calls for probe of Colombia massacre

APOYA A VENEZUELA!!!!! (tags)

El gobierno venezolano ha manejado el secuestro de Rodrigo Granda sobre la hipótesis de que el Presidente Álvaro Uribe no estaba involucrado en el crimen. Razones de Estado y de alta diplomacia aconsejaron tomar esa postura Sin embargo, las recientes declaraciones del gobierno colombiano y sus mentores políticos en Washington han dejado claro que esa hipótesis de trabajo ya es obsoleta.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/21/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 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. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

COLOMBIA ELECTION SURPRISE (tags)

The smaller of Colombia's two leftist guerrilla armies has decided to take part in elections, an unprecedented move for the group, the local press reported Thursday.

COLOMBIA: THE EMBERA KATÍO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FIGHT MULTINATIONALS (tags)

Four hundred Embera-Katio indigenous people have come to Bogotá from their distant lands in Cordoba near the Caribbean Coast of Colombia to demand that the Colombian government meet with them concerning the construction of the second hydroelectric dam on their lands. The first dam, ‘Urra 1’, flooded 7,400 hectares of land in 1999, destroying the rivers which were the source of food, transportation, and culture for the Embera-Katio people. Now the multinational (Canada, Sweden and Russia) company Urra plans to construct a second dam which would flood many more hectares.

The ''War on Drugs and Terror'' in Colombia haunting the imperial liers (tags)

Like all things, the truth comes out eventually, although slowly. Uncle Sam’s leading exponent of the “War on Drugs and Terror” in the Western hemisphere is a blood thirsty fascist drug trafficker repressing political opposition in Colombia.

Venezuela: Colombia paramilitaries planning to attack (tags)

After failed coup attempts in Venezuela by business owners and U.S. oil interests, Colombia has ordered dozens of tanks from Spain to place on the border of Venezuela at the same time as the referendum (Aug). U.S. military intervention believed to be the goal.

BTL:Human Rights Investigation into the 1980s Murder of Thousands of... (tags)

...Colombian Political Activists Moves Toward Conclusion~ Interview with John Lugo, of Colombia Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Transforming Ecuador Into Another Cambodia (tags)

Thirty-five years ago the Nixon administration launched a secret campaign of intense aerial bombing in Cambodia and in doing so plunged that country into the flaring quagmire in neighboring Vietnam. Today, the U.S. may again be pushing another small, neutral and peaceful nation into a comparable entanglement. Ecuador is now in the early stages of being a combatant in the seemingly intractable conflict engulfing its much larger and bellicose neighbor to the north, Colombia, says the liberal Washington-based think tank COHA (The Council on Hemispheric Affairs).

Colombian paramilitaries prepare coup in Venezuela (tags)

Another coup attempt has failed in Venezuela. 88 Colombian paramilitaries were captured in Caracas while training for an assault on a military installation. According to Venezuela’s ambassador in Bogota, the detained are Colombian ex-military, and the possible involvement of Colombian authorities is under investigation.

Washington and the opposition are behind the terrorist plot against Chavez (tags)

solidarity with Venezuela

Interview with Colombian activist (tags)

Obando Villota is the head of the Human Rights Department of FENSUAGRO, the Colombian National Federation of Agricultural Workers

Fears of war between Colombia and Venezuela (tags)

Colombian opposition leaders allege that the Uribe government is preparing another military agression against Venezuela. Paramilitaries aided by the Colombian Army have several times attacked targets in Venezuela. The White House is accused of wanting to exploit an armed confrontation between the two countries to gain control of Venezuelan oil.

Building Bridges Radio:Battling Killer Cola in Colombia & ROC-NY vs. Restaurants (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA LINK

Venezuela Week in Review-April 17th-HOV (tags)

U.S.War in Venezuela

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.

US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)

Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.

March 20: Millions Demonstrate Against Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Millions of people in cities around the world hit the streets today, March 20, to protest the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. Massive demonstrations took place in London, Brussels, Seoul, Tokyo, and thousands of other cities and towns in 45 countries. Demonstrations took place in more that 250 cities across the Untied States. Many of these demonstrations also demanded an end to the U.S./Israeli occupation of Palestine and an end to the occupation of Afghanistan.

Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)

US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power

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.

Attacks on Columbia Women's Group Continue (tags)

Group refuses to back down.

Colombian activists refuse to recognize justice system (tags)

Bogota — Activists in several rural Colombian communities have declared they will refuse to recognize the South American country's judicial system in light of mass detentions of suspected guerrilla collaborators.

The imperial counter offensive: contradictions, challenges and opportunities. (tags)

A victory or prolonged war by the guerrillas in Colombia will provide breathing room for the rest of the left. Thus it is essential that maximum support and solidarity be extended to the Colombian struggle. Internationalism is not only the solidarity network against the new imperial military offensive, in general, but in support of the Colombian peasants and workers organized in their "Peoples Army."

Students call for Coke boycott (tags)

The Coca-Cola Co. is trying to stop a boycott of its products that has been spreading across Ireland for the past month and becoming more visible on college campuses in the United States

The Axis of Evil on the Internet (tags)

The United Capitalist Front (UCF) is a coalition of right wingers, conservatives and pro-capitalists working together to divide and conquer the effectiveness of the internet through disinformation and psychological warfare as counterinsurgency (Stay tuned for updates).

Backyard terrorism (tags)

The US has been training terrorists at a camp in Georgia for years - and it's still at it

Impunity for US forces in Colombia (tags)

The Bush Administration has forced Colombia to sign an accord granting immunity to US citizens that commit war crimes in Colombia. Bogotá will now need approval from Washington if they wish to hand US soldiers or other officials over to the International Criminal Court for trial.

Opposition coalition takes shape in Colombia (tags)

A new opposition coalition challenges the hard-line regime of President Alvaro Uribe for its devastating economic policies and systematic violations of freedoms. A general strike has been called for August 12th.

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.

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

Oxy Petroleum: War for Oil in Colombia (tags)

Occidental Petroleum Faces Lawsuit for Its Role in Massacre in Colombia Plaintiff Questions CEO at the Company’s Annual Meeting

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

By Matthew Riemer YellowTimes.org Columnist (United States)

Alma’s courage: Colombian journalist risks everything to tell the truth (tags)

“Death threats are not new for us. It is a way of life here. Every family in Colombia has come to terms with violence. Everyone in Colombia knows of a relative who has been tortured, disappeared, or killed – treated in the most grotesque ways.”

Informers for a Day (tags)

15.04.2003 - In war-torn Saravena, a town of 30,000 in Arauca department in eastern Colombia, soldiers dressed as clowns befriend local children by offering them candy, rides on armored personnel carriers, and the use of the army's swimming pool in return for the opportunity to pummel them with pro-army and anti-rebel propaganda. Read the article by Garry M. Leech at Colombia Report.

Doing the US's Dirty Work: The Colombian Paramilitaries and Israel (tags)

''I copied the concept of paramilitary forces from the Israelis.'' -Carlos Castano, Mi Confesion, 2002

Peace activist urges end to U.S. military aid for Colombia (tags)

MIDDLETOWN -- A leading Colombian peace activist urged a group of about 30 church members to help change U.S. policies on Colombia’s civil war and help implement peace and justice initiatives in his country.

Colombian police fire tear gas on anti-war protesters who burn tires, U.S. flag (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia - Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas into a crowd of more than 1,500 demonstrators Thursday who tried to march on the U.S. Embassy in Colombia to protest the war in Iraq (news - web sites). No serious injuries were reported.

ANTICAPITALIST POPULAR FRONT (tags)

To Throw Down the BLACK HOUSE of GW Bush : We support armed struggle everywhere that is revolutionary. Revolutionary is anything that helps to kill USA imperialism: the Yankee-Gringo Empire of death and lies.

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

South America, Future US Target (tags)

The next target?

3/24 Westwood Protest for Colombia (tags)

March to protest U.S. military aid to Colombia/oil wars.

New book: ''War in Colombia. Made in USA'' (tags)

The anti-war movement in the United States and around the world needs a clear view of the Pentagon's "Plan Colombia" and its impact on this hemisphere. Now that information is available in a book from the International Action Center: "War in Colombia--Made in U.S.A."

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.

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'

Como Irak, Bush II prepara invadir Sudamérica para agarrar su aceite también. (tags)

El intento de golpe de Estado de etapa de compañías de aceite /CIA de Bush y los transnacionales imperios de EEUU en Venezuela para expulsar President Hugo Chávez quién fue democráticamente eligido. El gobierno de EEUU tomó control de medios informativos, tratando de incitar guerra civil en Venezuela para agarrar las ganancias de aceite del país.

Crimes of War and Crimes of Press Media: Bolivarian Republics of Colombia & Venezuela (tags)

Billionaire corporados control world's media, cause death of democracy & millions of people. Their crimes in the Andes means people worldwide must seize the presses, crush elite, remake the world. USA cornered & vulnerable - revolution whenever we want. We onlywant the world... Why wait. US out!

Come to the Beehive Collective Presentation on Plan Colombia (tags)

COME WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH TO THE REACH CENTER IN LONG BEACH for a presentation about the connections between colonization, militarization, and resource extraction in the Andean Region of South America.

USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)

US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…

BUSH WILL SEND U.S. AND ALLIED SOLDIERS TO HELL IN COLOMBIA. DO YOU CARE? (tags)

Here in Colombia, the Green Berets are pursuing one of Bush's most important, and perilous, foreign policy initiatives. With all the talk about Iraq and North Korea, Washington has done its utmost best to keep Colombia quiet. Risks include losing North American lives in a conflict that does not have the same so-called ''popular support'' as the mystery hunt for al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Washington has a big stake in Colombia...

Washington escalates military buildup in Latin America (tags)

The resurgence of American militarism in what US imperialism has historically regarded as its "own backyard" was evident at the fifth Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas held in Santiago, Chile in late November.

Activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in Australia (tags)

With today's peaceful occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy, solidarity activists intended to highlight the repeated coup attempts in Venezuela and the US-sponsored civil war in neighbouring Colombia. Activists expressed their support for the elected government of Venezuela and the formation of a new clandestine government of Colombia.

Baltimore Report Back from Bogota (tags)

What we learned during this trip was shocking, moving, and inspiring. Let us dedicate ourselves to the same fight whether it is stopping the Iraq war fighting racism fighting against State budget cuts or building solidarity for our sisters and brothers in Colombia. Stop plan Colombia! End U.S. imperialism! Justice for the Colombian workers!

Venezuela and Colombia: Two brother peoples that are resisting (tags)

We are faced with the great challenge of becoming a country that advances toward socialism. If Simon Bolivar had to struggle against the monarchy to establish the liberal republic, we have to fight against that liberal republic to build our own model that fits our Latin American homeland's yearnings for freedom.

US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)

Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.

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.

Building Bridges Radio-The Murders of Colombian Unionists Continue (tags)

This 27 min radio program can be heard by clicking on the indymedia link. Building Bridges:Community & Labor Report is broadcast over WBAI,99.5fm in NYC -Mondays from 7-8PM EST. It is streamed live at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram

Uribe Velez: A Regional Danger (tags)

The ascension of Alvaro Uribe Velez to the Presidency of Colombia signifies the apogee of the violence and a new war surge that threatens to overflow the Colombian borders and involve the countries of the region. An analysis by the editor of Ecuador’s Opción Magazine:

Colombian communists are victims of an ongoing genocide (tags)

The current situation for the surviving members of the Patriotic Union and the Communist Party in Colombia, as well as their relatives, sympathisers or friends, is one of the worst ever examples of political persecution by forces of the far right.

Colombian communists are victims of an ongoing genocide (tags)

The current situation for the surviving members of the Patriotic Union and the Communist Party in Colombia, as well as their relatives, sympathisers or friends, is one of the worst ever examples of political persecution by forces of the far right.

Colombian Narco Fascism Raises Its Ugly Head (tags)

TUNJA, Colombia -- A former drug kingpin was freed by late Thursday night after serving only half his sentence.

U.S. Commander Hails Colombia Troops (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The commander of U.S. military forces in Latin America visited hundreds of wounded Colombian soldiers Friday, calling them ``brothers in blood'' as he recalled his days as a combat infantryman in Vietnam.

As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)

"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."

Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)

The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies

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

Australian authorities send refugees to their deaths (tags)

Four years ago, Colombian dissident Alvaro Morales fled to Australia to escape death threats from Colombian government-backed paramilitaries. In May, the Australian authorities turned down his application for asylum. When Morales returned to Colombia he was shot dead by right-wing paramilitaries.

The history of the guerilla movement in Colombia (tags)

The guerilla in Colombia has not been invented by the left. It dates further back and is the answer of the lower classes to the violence of the rich and mighty.

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)

Colombia

U.S. steps into Colombian liberated zones (tags)

"Look at what time it is, 12:45 p.m., the plain light of day," said Maj. Joaquin Enrique Aldana, the National Police commander here, shaking his head as he received word that a 30-man patrol had come under fire along Ultima Lagrima's dirt streets. "The people here love the guerrillas. They care for them. They lend them their houses so they can shoot at us. This is the urban war we are living, sadly with the community providing help to these terrorists who are destroying the town."

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.

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF A NARCO-TERROR STATE (tags)

The most censored and ignored story of the last - and the next - five years must be: "Global Economy Caters to US Addictions." Half of the world's problems are caused by the US addictions to oil and all kinds of drugs. The illegal drug trade is the second largest sector of the global economy. Include all of the legal drugs that US citizens are addicted to and "Drugs" would be the largest sector by far.

Oct 3: Latest News From Columbia--More US Military Aids, Special Forces to Columbia (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar.net 1) More US Military Aid Released to Colombia (Center for Defense Information, USA) 2) US Forces to Train Colombia Army (Assoicated Press)

FARC-EP Historical Outline and links to literature (tags)

This book gives a historical account of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Peoples Army (FARC-EP), one of the main insurgencies in Colombia, from the civil war of 1948 to the present. It also includes political and programmatic documents that outline the FARC-EP's vision of a new Colombia, without exploiters or exploited.

Guerilla culture is popular culture (tags)

Revolutionary culture is present and is nurtured by the people. It is the expression of rebellion charged with social content that has flourished in spite of everything throughout our history - in spite of the massacres, the bullets and the negation with which they think they can silence the voice of a people.

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.

Capitalist politicians divided whether US imperialism is good idea (tags)

BOGOTA -- Opposition to a U.S. order for Colombia to back immunity for U.S. troops before the International Criminal Court could spell difficulty for newly inaugurated White House representative Alvaro Uribe.

US SOLIDARITY ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR DAY OF ACTION (tags)

Over 100 progressive organisations in the United States have come together to organise a national day of solidarity with Colombia next month. The main aim of the protest is to call for an end to US military aid to the Colombian security forces.

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

White House promotes terrorism and drug trafficking in Colombia (tags)

BOGOTA, — Just as another U.S. puppet, Alvaro Uribe Velez, begins his term determined to combat Washington's fear Colombia's communist guerrillas, the Bush administration has decided to publicly announce what has been up until now secret; the use of nearly $1.7 billion in U.S. military aid directly against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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".

U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization (tags)

The most powerful and organized challenge to the satellite building project of the empire is in Colombia.

Globalizing labor against Coca-Cola (tags)

I first met Luis Adolfo Cardona in Bogota, Colombia. He was clearly traumatized. He told my Witness for Peace labor delegation that on December 5, 1996, he’d witnessed the murder of Isidro Segundo Gil inside a Coca-Cola plant.

FTAA and Government Repression in Ecuador: an eyewitness account (tags)

Globalization is supposed to make communication easier. But when the leaders of Ecuador`s social movements tried to deliver a letter critiquing neoliberal globalization to Summit of the Presidents of S. America, they were arrested, roughed up, and their giant letter was destroyed. This highlights the need for international support for the massive protest planned at the 7th summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Ecuador in October.

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!

U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE IN COLOMBIA (tags)

As they did in Vietnam 40 years ago the United States is subtly increasing its military intervention in Colombia. Here Alfredo Castro looks at what is known about current US military presence in the Latin American nation.

UNION ACCUSES COCA-COLA OF MURDER (tags)

Colombian food industry workers are holding an International Public Hearing into the assassination of 14 of its activists. The union alleges that the Colombian state and the Coca-Cola Corporation are jointly responsible.

GROWING CRITICISM OF URIBE'S POLICIES (tags)

Two Washington-based organisations have expressed grave concern at the policies of newly elected Colombian president, Alvaro Uribe Velez. Human Rights Watch has also drawn attention to some of Uribe's criminal friends.

US SPECIAL FORCES TRAINER: WHY I SUPPORT THE GUERRILLAS (tags)

In a new interview a retired US Special Forces sergeant who trained the Colombian military, explains why he now supports the armed struggle of the FARC-EP guerrillas in Colombia.

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.

Propaganda and Plan Colombia, Perception management of the US's ''terror war'' (tags)

...In Colombia however it is a very different story where to get off your knees and stand on your feet is a risky business which all too often leads to a bullet made in the USA.

UN to consider Colombia role (tags)

The United Nations, an institution like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund that was established by U.S. imperialism after the Second World War, is to consider a request by Colombian president, Alvaro Uribe, to "mediate" in efforts to end the country's long-running civil war.

UN to consider Colombia role (tags)

The United Nations, an institution like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund that was established by U.S. imperialism after the Second World War, is to consider a request by Colombian president, Alvaro Uribe, to "mediate" in efforts to end the country's long-running civil war.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: US-BACKED ARMY RESPONSIBLE FOR TORTURE AND KILLINGS (tags)

In their most recent report on human rights in Colombia Amnesty International talks of "strong links between the security forces and the paramilitaries" and blames US military aid for inflaming the situation.

UN CONFIRMS: COLOMBIAN ARMY IMPLICATED IN BOJAYA TRAGEDY (tags)

A new UN report confirms the guerrillas’ version of the Bojaya tragedy, where a stray guerrilla mortar shell struck a church May 2nd killing at least 117 civilians who were being used as human shields by paramilitary gunmen.

Class Tensions Boil As Bourgeois Elections Draw Near in Colombia (tags)

BOGOTA -- Blown-up bridges, intimidation, fears of fraud and a gunfight that left nine people dead have heightened class tension in Colombia with just hours to go before bourgeois elections.

''COLLATERAL DAMAGE'': BORING LIES FROM THE PENTAGON (tags)

When Bush declared 2002 the "war year," he claimed that Colombia was a terrorist stronghold, thus justifying his Plan Colombia. "Collateral Damage" is propaganda that furthers U.S. designs for an escalation of this war.

Occidental Petroleum to Leave U'wa Land (tags)

Los Angeles-At its annual shareholder meeting Friday, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formally Samore), located on the traditional territory of the U'wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U'wa to halt the oil project.

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.

Oxy to Leave U'wa Land (tags)

Los Angeles—At its annual shareholder meeting today, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formerly Samoré), located on the traditional territory of the U’wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U’wa to halt the oil project.

WASHINGTON: AL-QAIDA NOW IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE (tags)

In a desperate ploy to justify increasing Washington's involvement in the Colombian civil war, the US State Department is bizarrely claiming that Al-Qaida and Hizbollah cells are active in the border area between Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

cheer, cheer la.imc, soros aint' so bad? (tags)

regarding all the flack we took regarding accepting soros money prior to 2000 DNC ( dem nat'l convention )... here's a cup of cheer for us all... perhaps the guy ain't so bad... but let's keep an eye on all them moneybags!!!

Boston, May 5th: Take to the Streets! (tags)

Take to the Streets!

OIL EMERGENCY IN COLOMBIA (tags)

Workers shut down the country's main oil refinery in Barrancabermeja after right-wing gunmen kill yet another trade union leader.

Behind Colombia's Civil War (tags)

James Petras is one of the world’s best known authorities on Latin American politics. He has recently retired as professor of sociology at the State University New York. While he was on a CISLAC (Committees in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribeean) -organised speaking tour in January last year, he was interviewed for a forthcoming CISLAC documentary on Colombia. The following is from that interview.

Bush Administration Poised to Escalate US Involvement in Colombia's Civil War (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative journalist Al Giordano, publisher of the online magazine Narco News, who takes a critical look at the Bush admin's plan for deeper involvement in Colombia's four-decade-long civil war.

Noam Chomsky on Plan Colombia (tags)

"Plan Colombia" provides an extensive analysis of U.S. economic and military interests and their role in supporting and rationalizing a "drug war" that has nothing to do with fighting drugs and everything to do with fighting resistance. This essay is reprinted from Noam Chomsky’s book 'Rogue States—The Rule of Force in World Affairs.' It is the result of Chomsky’s efforts to measure the world’s superpowers by their own professed standards and to hold them responsible for the indefensible actions they commit.

BUSH SEEKS BILLIONS TO STOP REVOLUTION (tags)

Covering itself in the language of the "war on terrorism," the Bush administration is rapidly laying the groundwork to escalate U.S. military intervention in Colombia's four- decade-long civil war. Revolutionary forces there are fighting to end U.S. domination and the grinding poverty that engulfs most of Colombia's 40 million people.

Colombia archbishop murdered by state (tags)

Colombian narco-fascism has seen little success against the FARC except its constant use of defamation through the corporate media. Like the murder of Father Romero in El Salvador, the ruling class strikes once again showing its true face of cowardice and manipulation.

ANSWER TO "PLAN COLOMBIA": MEXICO CONFERENCE DEMANDS U.S. OUT (tags)

More than 600 participants representing dozens of countries around the world on March 4 and 5 took part here in the Second International Encounter in Solidarity and for Peace in Colombia and Latin America.

Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War (tags)

When Colombian voters went to the polls yesterday to elect a new Congress, they massively rejected the candidates of the traditional ruling two-party system of the Conservative and Liberal parties.

Colombia... FARC rebel photo (tags)

hmmmm, via Yahoo ...

U.S. sponsoring war in Colombia; Venezuela next? (tags)

Portland Indymedia Feature on Colombia and Venezuela

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.

Columbia gets fleet of U.S. Black Hawk Helicopters (tags)

The United States is pouring more than $1 billion in military aid into Columbia... the biggest U.S. military buildup in Latin America since El Salvador in the 1980s

Oil Rigged: There's Something Slippery About the US Drug War in Columbia (tags)

Colombia's petroleum production today rivals Kuwait's on the eve of the Gulf War. The United States imports more oil from Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador than from all Persian Gulf countries combined.

Paramilitarism, U.S. "Plan Colombia" intensifies war against communist rebels (tags)

The ignorance about Colombian history in this article is deliberate. The U.S. "Plan Colombia" (Paramilitarism) will intensify the class war in Colombia. The Washington Post relies on its beltway network for all its information, and that makes the Post less than a real newspaper. It's a political rag, and always has been. But still an essential read -- Washington is the most powerful city in the world, and this is its newspaper. Washington's "Foreign Service Post."

The Long History of U.S. Counterinsurgency in Colombia (tags)

This well-researched article shows that the United States provided the leadership for the Colombian counterinsurgency strategy in the late 1950s and early 60s, which were also the early years of the Phoenix Program in Vietnam. It may not be too long when we will all have to make the decision to support national liberation in Colombia and protest invasion just as we did in Vietnam, or, ignore the crimes of U.S. imperialism as most of us have been doing due to the ideological disease in western society called anti-communism from decades of political indoctrination.

For US imperialism, people fighting for national liberation are also terrorists (tags)

Asked if the same distinction would be made between fighting terrorists and fighting guerrillas, Francis X. Taylor, head of State's Office of Counterterrorism said the three Colombian groups "get the same treatment as any other terrorist group in terms of our interest in going after them and ceasing their terrorist activities." (FARC and ELN are allies fighting for national liberation. The AUC is a CIA backed right wing paramilitary organization; protecting the rich corrupt Colombian elite)

Colombian Congressman Assassinated (tags)

``Life in this country is worthless,'' a fellow member of congress, Jose Alfredo Escobar, said at the scene of the assassination.

(Colombia) Atrocity's Apologist NYT's Juan Forero Covered for Embassy (tags)

Forero Failed to Disclose the Presence of U.S. Embassy Official During Interviews With Plan Colombia Mercenary Pilots

Washington's "Anti-Terrorism" Campaign in Colombia (tags)

As Washington shifts its foreign policy focus towards combating terrorism, many have speculated that military funding for the drug war in Colombia will diminish.

(Colombia) From "War on Drugs" to "War on Terrorism". Same War on the People. (tags)

Juan Forero, New York Times writer on the Colombian Civil War, continues to fabricate Washington's propaganda directed against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). For how long will Washington go along with this phoney "War on Drugs?" A "War on Terrorism" (War on all Resistance) is a blessing in disguise for the far right.

Plan Colombia Demonstration- Oct 5th at Westwood Federal Building at 12 Noon (tags)

October 5th- 12 noon at the Westwood Federal Building. A protest against Plan Colombia and U.S. involvment in Colombia.

Plan Colombia Oct 3rd Forum in Long Beach (tags)

Plan Colombia Teach In on Oct 3rd at CSULB at 12 Noon at Small Auditorium in USU.

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.''

U.S. propaganda attempts to justify military aid to Colombian terror state (tags)

Once again, the shameful U.S. propaganda newspaper the NY Times lies and attempts to deceive people with its disgusting news coverage. "Plan Colombia" is $7.5 billion mostly in military aid. It is well known that the Colombian military works hand in glove with the paramilitaries.

MASS MOBILIZATION RECEIVES SOLIDARITY STATEMENT FROM COLOMBIA (tags)

Largest Los Angeles mass mobilization since the Democratic Convention, set for September 29, gains momentum; receives solidarity statement from Colombia

"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.

The Geopolitics of Plan Colombia (tags)

James Petras is a well respected scholar whose area of research is Latin American politics. He addresses the facts about the FARC and Colombia's civil war which the corporate media largely ignores while the U.S. continues its low intensity counterinsurgency against Marxist rebels and predominantly the Colombian peasantry.

Anti-U.S. Protesters Occupy Colombian Consulate (tags)

A heavily-armed Australian policeman walks along Walker Street in North Sydney during an occupation by protesters of the nearby Colombian consulate August 8, 2001. The occupation of the offices ended peacefully when a group of Colombians representing "The Bolivarian Movement for a Second Independence of Colombia" were led away by police. They were protesting against what they claim is the "American invasion" of Colombia. REUTERS/Will Burgess - Aug 08 6:31 AM ET

Coca-Cola in 'terror campaign' (tags)

Bottling plants in Colombia alleged to have used rightwing death squads to terrorise workers.

U.S. in Colombia: BIGGEST DIRTY WAR SINCE VIETNAM (tags)

Washington tolerates atrocities against civilians by neo-Nazi AUC forces, long-known by the CIA as drug traffikers linked to the Colombian Army. In a replay of history, U.S. warmongers push for expansion of Plan Colombia, the biggest U.S. backed, dirty covert military operation since Vietnam.

Colombian Nobel Laureate Rips US Drug Policy (tags)

"Here you don't have a war between two valiant parties who turn their arms on one another, but rather a cowardly war in which arms are turned on the civilian population," said Menchu.

US officials outline Bush's Andean Regional Initiative (tags)

excellent collection of raw material on Colombia. Note: modification of program "Plan Colombia" to now, "Andean Regional Initiative" (ARI)... apparently the corporations see the ability to franchise farther afield!

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

La situación de Colombia sigue empeorando (tags)

The war in Colombia rages on. The indigenous peoples especially are suffering the violence by the paramilitaries.

[activistcolombia] Conference in El Salvador (tags)

Encuentro Internacional de Solidaridad y por la Paz en Colombia International Encounter in Solidarity & for Peace in Colombia

FARC to Narco News on Repressive Logic of Drug (tags)

I am a guerrilla soldier in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Popular Army, FARC-EP. In my country we are victims, perhaps like no one else in the world, of the arbitrary policies of the government of the United States, particularly in recent times, with the implementation of Plan Colombia.

Americans Blamed in Colombia Attack (tags)

BOGOTA -- Three American civilian airmen providing airborne security for a U.S. oil company coordinated an antiguerrilla raid in Colombia in 1998, marking targets and directing helicopter gunships that mistakenly killed 18 civilians, Colombian military pilots have alleged in a official inquiry.

Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events (tags)

[Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events] International Encounter in Soldarity Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:18:44 -0600

FARC writes to Narco News (tags)

I am a guerrilla soldier in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Popular Army, FARC-EP. In my country we are victims, perhaps like no one else in the world, of the arbitrary policies of the government of the United States, particularly in recent times, with the implementation of Plan Colombia.

Colombia: Peace and the "war against drugs" (tags)

"Venceremos" #64, Committees in Solidarity with Latin America & the Caribbean (CISLAC), March 2001: The main target of "Plan Colombia" is the legitimate Marxist Rebel movement and its support base.

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.

Colombians protest IMF policies (tags)

Workers and students have joined forces in Colombia to protest strucuture adjustment programs being imposed by the International Monetary Fund.

The Forces Changing Colombia (tags)

The founding Conference for the Colombian Action Network took place in Chicago last April, establishing a new alliance of organizations working to change US policy toward Colombia. Foremost, they will strive to provide an answer to an urgent plea given by their keynote speaker Jose Fernando Ramirez, who is asking for help in the form of accompaniment.

(Colombia) The Demilitarized Zone, A Laboratory of Peace (tags)

Today the new killing fields are in Colombia

LEARN SPANISH WHILE SUPPORTING ACTIVISM (tags)

Activists to Host Language Learning Expedition to Guatemala

Attempted Attack on Communist Party Newspaper (tags)

Locombia.org Colombia News, Talk and Links: Straight from the killing fields of Colombia which the world is ignoring, like we ignored Nicaragua, El Salvador and Grenada.

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.

COLOMBIA (tags)

BUSH RENAMES, EXPANDS PLAN COLOMBIA - ADDS $550 MILLION IN PREP FOR WAR EQUADOR MOVES 10,000 TROOPS TO COLOMBIAN BORDER LINKAGE BETWEEN DRUG WAR AND WALL STREET HEALTH BECOMING TRANSPARENT

US funds fumigation and war in Colombia (tags)

Toxic poisons and paramilitary massacres plague the poor, afflicted with the US fundbunny named Plan Colombia

PATRIOTAS LATINO AMERICANOS! (tags)

Latin American patriots and allies, show your solidarity, support revolution in the Americas, a phenomenon which has been spreading like a wildfire for the past half century. It is now Colombia!

(Colombia) Why did you join the guerilla movement? (tags)

A very interesting article on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People's Army (FARC-EP)

Protest Plan Colombia... Jan 30th Federal Bldg and Nationwide (tags)

. We need to send a clear signal to the new Bush administration: the U.S. war against the Colombian people must end. The U.S. people have nothing to gain from a phony drug war that amounts to more money for the Pentagon and merchants of death and less for drug treatment, education and jobs.

Healing for Luna, Julia Butterfly, Winter Solstice, Dec. 22. Colombia drug war. (tags)

The ancient redwood tree, named Luna, where Julia Butterfly lived for over two years has been wounded. There will be a collective global healing for Luna during the Winter Solstice. Cannabis hemp saves trees! The drug war is heavily involved in the madness of planetary destruction by the corporate petrochemical-pharmaceutical complex. In Colombia the Republicrat, corporate flunkie, Clinton continues to OK damaging herbicide spraying in the name of the drug war.

Colombia. Gore's death squads kill 3 U'wa. ALERTS. MOBILIZATION. Worldwide actio (tags)

Clinton/Gore's drug-war death squads working overtime in Colombia. Even though the Republican right pushed hardest for the military aid to Colombia, the Gore info below shows why "lesser of evils" voting is a wasted vote in the US corporate regime. PUBLIC OPINION RULES IN THE END. Pass this on, vote Nader, and get ready for the death squads in America.

AL GORE AND OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM (tags)

Gore Family Continues To Profit From Occidental Stock Despite Abuses

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