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Social Movements Under Intense Attack Despite Colombia 'Peace Plan'

Social Movements Under Intense Attack Despite Colombia 'Peace Plan'

Medea Benjamin

With Venezuela occupying the small bandwidth our media has for news about Latin America, there is virtually no information about Colombia, where a horrible wave of violence in the past two years has taken the lives of hundreds of social movement leaders and activists around the country, especially in places such as Cauca, Antioquia, Santander and Arauca. That’s why Colombia’s social movements organized the Humanitarian Refugee Convergence, taking place April 28-May 2 in Bogota, Colombia.

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An “ally”, thus no antipathy (or coverage) from the corpress

And needless to say, no coup plotting from Killer Clown’s circus of death.

We need to start a new movement whose goal is to specifically certify that all natural resources in a sovereign nation belong to its citizens and NOT to any corporation, ESPECIALLY any corporation from another nation.
We could start in our own backyard by going after Nestle. You hear us Nestle? Quit taking our natural water resources and profiting at OUR expense.
Corporations are THEFT and should be sitting in jail instead of shoplifters.

Seemingly unrelated, but couldn’t be more salient to wresting our communities from the jaws of institutionalized divide and conquer. A 1981 interview with Myles Horton. He and Paulo Friere are essential contributors to modern education

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Sadly, Canada’s Trudeau/Freeland government considers the repressive government of Colombia a major friend and ally, particularly in their joint quest to overthrow the Venezuelan government. Could this support stem from the major mining and other resource industries in Colombia? Is it coindental that Canada helped rewrite Colombia’s mining laws to welcome foreign owners?