Nuova emigrazione e vecchio fatalismo 01:06 Aug 31 0 comments
Protest in Hasankeyf against unjust resettlement plans and Ilisu Dam 14:06 Jun 05 0 comments
Cumbre Agraria: Negociando en medio de la desconfianza 18:21 May 06 0 comments
Planadas (Tolima) marcha contra las multinacionales y transnacionales 22:32 Nov 15 0 comments
La Costituzione dei Cantoni della Rojava 20:55 Oct 24 0 commentsmore >>
Recent articles by Nazih Richani
Recent Articles about Venezuela / Colombia Community struggles
¿Qué es el territorio? Dec 14 15
A Rejuvenated Grassroots Movement in Colombia
venezuela / colombia | community struggles | non-anarchist press Tuesday May 08, 2012 18:05 by Nazih Richani - NACLA
The 100,000 person-strong Patriotic March that took place in Bogotá, Colombia, on April 29 may inaugurate a new phase in Colombian business-as-usual politics by injecting a new organized voice for the popular sectors. Tens of thousands of people descended into Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, to call for an end to the political violence, oppression, and poverty; a negotiated settlement of the armed conflict and social justice.
The event is an important development for several reasons. It came in the wake of last year’s popular demonstrations in the oil city of Barrancabermeja, in the department of Santander. With 1700 popular organizations participating in the Patriotic March, the Patriotic March could usher in the beginning of a left leaning movement with a widespread network covering most Colombian cities. The Patriotic March is helping to lift the voice of the rural population, a sector that has been particularly affected by the continuation of the civil war. If this movement is able to prosper it will help to create a critical popular movement that could propel the chances of a negotiated settlement of the armed conflict. Without such a grassroots movement the insurgency’s calls for a negotiated agreement will remain weak given that the current military balance of power is tilted in favor of the state.
Sun 07 Feb, 10:58
Sorry, no stories matched your search, maybe try again with different settings.
On the National Strike and Wave of Popular Disobedience in Colombia Sep 11 1 comments
The Colombian anarchist Grupo Libertario Vía Libre wrote and published the following article in late August, in Spanish. This translation includes some contextual information (in brackets) for English-language readers who are not familiar with all the people and organizations mentioned. [Castellano]
Sorry, no press releases matched your search, maybe try again with different settings.