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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.

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).

SUBDRUG (tags)

USA drugcapitalism.

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."

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. "

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.

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.

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

Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files are fake.

Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)

The latest made in USA regional mischief.

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.

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, 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.

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.

Columbian and Peruvian Elections Prove Stalin Was Right (tags)

US arranged elections in Columbia and Peru

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.

Maria Full of Cultural Colonialism at the Oscars (tags)

"Maria" would make a poor soap opera, a mediocre documentary, and as a movie, a superior treatment for insomnia.

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

Chavez reiterates the call to arm the people (tags)

solidarity with the Venezuelan Revolution

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.

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.

A bad day for 'Baby Bush' (tags)

Colombian President Uribe was dealt a diplomatic rebuff from the European Parliament when he arrived on 10th February after a controversial invite from the Socialist Group of MEPs. Campaigners had expressed deep concern at his imminent arrival in the wake of the Colombian government’s branding of human rights defenders as "terrorists".

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Venezuela fires on Colombian paramilitaries (tags)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's military exchanged gunfire with Colombian paramilitaries and bombed a zone close to the border as a warning to the fighters, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday.

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.

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'

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!

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...

Plan to assassinate the President of oil workers' union (tags)

The Colombian Oil Workers' Union rejects and condemns a dark plan targeted at the president of their organisation: Rudolfo Gutierrez Nino.

COLOMBIAN REPORTER TELLS ALL - TO U.S. PRESS (tags)

NEW YORK -- Colombian journalist Ignacio Gomez told a roomful of America's most influential journalists Tuesday how Washington-supported Colombian president Alvaro Uribe is connected to drug traffickers and how U.S. military trainers helped organize a massacre in his country.

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!

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:

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."

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.

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."

Army hacked handicapped man to death (tags)

A Colombian army patrol hacked a 34-year old man with Downs’s syndrome to death with a machete in the village of Santiago Perez. Possible motive: vengeance

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)

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.

URIBE: THE PERFECT MAN FOR WASHINGTON (tags)

ANNCOL exclusive interview with key figure in the Colombian opposition: Jaime Caicedo General Secretary of the Colombian Communist Party.

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".

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.

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.

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.

98 UNIONISTS KILLED SO FAR THIS YEAR (tags)

"We do not want expressions of condolence from a government during whose mandate assassinations of trade union leaders have increased astronomically," Colombian unionists say.

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.

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.

''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.

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!!!

PALESTINIAN PARTISANS EXPRESS SOLIDARITY WITH COLOMBIAN REBELS (tags)

"Let us unite to express our thirst for justice!" - In a joint declaration released by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Turkish revolutionary organization Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKC) these two organizations link their struggles to the Colombian rebel army FARC.

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.

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.

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.

Where is the Press in Colombian War? (tags)

As I have said all along. It is the state which murders and lies with the support of the corporate mass media and even certain so-called "alternative media" who jump on the Bush-Blair propaganda campaign. If you know Colombian history, better still, if you know Latin American political history, you will also know that communism is not a big country somewhere in Eastern Europe or U.S. corporations in China, but a serious alternative to dying capitalism in Latin America. VIVA FARC Y EL MOVIMIENTO BOLIVARIANO!

This compares the Philipines with Colombia (tags)

Subject: Fw: [studentsnowar] Fwd: Peasant Movement Likens U.S. Intervention in Philippines to "Plan Colombia"

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)

(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.

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

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

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.

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE CAMPESINOS (tags)

¡NO MAS! NO MORE! STOP THE DIRTY WAR! In Colombia, paramilitary butchers, operating in collusion with the US/Canada government-and corporate-backed Colombian Army and National Police, selectively murder and massacre unarmed civilians with impunity. See URL's below for more info.

Subpoenaed: three Americans re: Colombian Bombin (tags)

[ and you'll be glad to know DYNCORP was the mercenary group subcontracted by the Pentagon ] Authorities have subpoenaed three Americans to testify about the Colombian air force's bombing of a small town in 1998, which killed 17 civilians and injured more than 30....

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.

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.

In Solidarity with LA Free Press (tags)

Athens Free Press, a community supported newspaper hits the streets in Athens, Georgia. Articles about Athens sprawl, electoral reform, campaign finance reform, national inauguration protests, Colombian drug war escalation and more...

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.

Info from US govt. source to prove Colombian military committed massacre (tags)

Four Colombian survivors of the 1998 Santo Domingo massacre will testify before a formal Tribunal of Opinion this weekend about the Colombian military's responsibility for the incident. Evidence will include documentation from a highly placed U.S. government source showing that at least one U.S. donated helicopter was used in the massacre.

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