Colombia

Indigenous Land Grab on the Horizon: Act Now to Save Oak Flat!

By: Madeline McClure BHP and Rio Tinto, two of the world’s largest resource extraction companies, have earned themselves a solid reputation for obliterating native lands and communities throughout the world. Leaders in the international mining market, the British-Australian companies are globally condemned for their labor, environmental and human rights abuses. Today, they’re hard at work…

Entrevista: A Pesar de la Escalada de Asesinatos en Colombia, Este Sindicato de Trabajadores Agrícolas Lucha por el Derecho a la Tierra

por Maya Hernández To read in English FENSUAGRO o la Federación Nacional Sindical Unitaria Agropecuaria, es una federación de sindicatos de trabajadores agrícolas con sede en Colombia que aboga por los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas, jornaleros, indígenas rurales y afrocolombianos. Luchan por una reforma agraria integral y por su derecho a vivir y trabajar…

Interview: Despite Escalating Assassinations, Colombian Farmworker Union Fights for the Right to the Land

Nury Martinez (holding flag in red scarf) with members of Fensuagro, US Labor Against the War, and AFGJ

by Maya Hernández (Published in Labor Notes) en español The situation has recently gotten even worse in Colombia—already the world’s most dangerous place to be a union member. Right now social movement leaders, union members, and participants in the peace process are being killed at a rate of more than one victim per day. With…

Support Colombia’s National Strike – NO REPRESSION!

We who are involved in U.S. popular movements must recognize the links we have with Colombian protesters. Our own taxes support repression in Colombia. More importantly, our struggles for labor rights and peace, and against violent police repression, are intimately and intricately linked. SEND AN EMAIL TO COLOMBIAN AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL STRIKE…

AfGJ Statement on Assassination Attempt against Piedad Córdoba — Delcaración de AfGJ sobre el Intento de Asesinato contra Piedad Córdoba

Español abajo From the Alliance for Global Justice: we condemn the attack against our colleague and friend Piedad Córdoba Ruiz, a Colombian lawyer and politician, on September 30 in the city of Bogotá. On Wednesday night, a group of eight armed men shot at the ex-senator’s vehicle. This attack, the constant threats against Piedad Córdoba…