Colombia: Thousands Rebel After Police Murder Lawyer, Students Organize Combative Demonstrations

By Nélida Tello For over a week, thousands have rebelled against the reactionary police in various cities across Colombia after 46 year-old Javier Ordoñez, lawyer and father of two, was killed by police officers in the early hours of September 9 in Bogota. The arrest of Ordoñez was captured on camera and quickly gained national attention. During the arrest, Ordoñez was repeatedly tased and could … Continue reading Colombia: Thousands Rebel After Police Murder Lawyer, Students Organize Combative Demonstrations

Colombia: Revolutionary Youth Hold Solidarity Action for Austin’s Targeted Three

By David Martinez Revolutionary youth in Colombia joined the international call to Defend Austin’s Targeted Three, holding a solidarity action on June 30 in a public park in Medellín. After their agitation, they took the banners they had made and pasted them to a nearby wall. The beautiful display of internationalism spoke to the inspiring nature of the current rebellions in the United States against … Continue reading Colombia: Revolutionary Youth Hold Solidarity Action for Austin’s Targeted Three

Colombia: Government Cracks Down on Peasant Coca Farmers

By Felipe Vera Over the past month, the reactionary Colombian state has cracked down on peasants in their efforts to eradicate coca farming. One young peasant was killed in Norte de Santander, and in Caquetá peasants were shot at by the armed forces. In Tarazá and Valdivia, Antioquia, peasants confronted the military, armed only with sticks and rage in order to defend their only means … Continue reading Colombia: Government Cracks Down on Peasant Coca Farmers