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Philippines: Lumads to AFP, NPA: Leave us alone (tags)

MANILA, Philippines — A group claiming to represent 33 lumad (indigenous people) tribes in Mindanao on Friday urged the military and the rebel group New People's Army (NPA) to stop dragging them into their conflict and to respect their human rights and ancestral domain.

Obama's War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America (tags)

anti-war

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

PARAMILITARY GROUP SUPPORTS TEODORO (tags)

The EPCC News based in Los Angeles today learned from news sources in the Philippines that the official of the Guardians International Inc., a nationwide fraternal brotherhood organization and a known paramilitary group, has declared the group’s support for the presidential candidacy of the Lakas-Kampi’s Gilberto Teodoro Jr. The Guardian International is believed led by former Colonel now Senator Gringo Honasan. Honasan is close to Senator Enrile, the present Senate President a known supporter of President Arroyo. This group has been involved in several coup attempts from Marcos to GMA regime since 1985.The Guardians, composed of civilians, government employees, active and retired police and military, claims a membership of more than one million in different parts of the country.

PHILIPPINES:CAFGU exemption makes Comelec gun ban useless--NDF (tags)

The EPCC NEWS learned today that the revolutionary movement in the Philippines led by the NDF today said exempting the paramilitary CAFGU (Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit) also known as Civilian Armed Auxiliaries (CAA) from the election gun ban makes the Commission on Election's gun ban useless. "With proddings, arms and funds from the reactionary state, especially under the Arroyo regime, paramilitary forces have proliferated as civilian adjuncts and 'force multipliers' not only of the government military and police forces but of feudal-fascist political warlords."

Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)

LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication

Maoist Leadership in Nepal Bans Strikes (tags)

As a strike wave sweeps the country, the Maoist leadership agrees to banning strikes.

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

Why there is no ceasefire in The Philippines (tags)

It is understandable why there is no ceasefire between the armed forces of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and those of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Paraguay: A Laboratory for Latin America’s New Militarism (tags)

Castillo, in his cool Asunción office, with the standard Paraguayan herbal tea, tereré in his hand, said these operations marked a shift in US military strategy. "The kind of training that used to just happen at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia is now decentralized," he explained. "The US military is now establishing new mechanisms of cooperation and training with armed forces." Combined efforts, such as MEDRETEs, are part of this agenda.

EL SALADO [THE SALTED] MASSACRE (tags)

The Bafim5 Troops [Marine Corps Infantry Battalion of Fusiliers No. 5], never arrived because it was legal, material and geographically impossible to do it. BECAUSE. A) Months prior, by specific order from my Superiors, Bafim5 troops [Marine Corps Infantry Battalion of Fusiliers No. 5], had been relocated to other Municipalities threatened by subversives and self-defenses groups (such as in the populations of Córdoba and Zambrano, in Bolívar). B) To the jurisdiction of El Salado [The Salted] (and the entire area of the Municipality Del Carmen de Bolívar), the military and territorial competition of the Bafim5 was discontinued, taken out, removed; and the military and territorially competition given, taken charge, commended, to the Bacim31 [Contra-guerrillas Battalion of No. 31]. C) In consequence, the jurisdiction of El Salado [The Salted] and the whole area of the Municipality Del Carmen de Bolívar, were under the protection and territorial competition, of the Contra-guerrillas Battalion of No. 31 (Bacim31), and not of the Bafim5.

Blackwater: The Christian Right and the War on America (tags)

the civil war that england has been after for a long time now you WILL sell out america, and worship lords and kings again, or you will die

Human's rights crisis in Oaxaca (tags)

Mexican government keeps using represion and terror against Oaxaca's population. APPO makes desperate calls for action and solidarity.

Gilad Atzmon - Pour out your fury upon the people of Lebanon and Gaza (tags)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

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.

Attacks on Columbia Women's Group Continue (tags)

Group refuses to back down.

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.”

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

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.

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."

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)

ELECTRICTY WORKERS’ UNION TARGETED (tags)

A campaign of terror and intimidation has been launched against the Colombian SINTRAELECOL trade union representing workers in the electricity industry. Recently seven leading members of the union were assassinated.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: URIBE SENATOR ORGANISED MASSACRE (tags)

Senator Alvaro Garcia Romero, a key supporter of the newly elected Colombian president Alvaro Uribe Velez, has been revealed as the man behind the bloody massacre of twelve peasant farmers in the village of Macayepo in October 2000.

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.

BLOODY CLASHES IN NORTH EASTERN COLOMBIA (tags)

More than 120 troops were killed during a series of heavy clashes between guerrillas and combined paramilitary and government forces in the North Eastern regions of Antioquia and Córdoba departments.

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.

PARAMILITARIES MURDER INDIGENOUS LEADER (tags)

In a March 5th communiqué from the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) - the traditional authority of indigenous communities in the department of Cauca, Colombia - the sad news of the assassination of Indian leader and activist Samuel Fernandez Dizu was announced.

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.

Coca-Cola in 'terror campaign' (tags)

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

They Call it Asymmetrical Warfare (tags)

The heavy handed tactics witnessed in Los Angeles are part of an escalating trend of militarizing police, and using more force against domestic populations. Links to an indepth report on same.

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