Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike

Dan Cohen TRANSCRIPT Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque’s proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to…

Colombian Campesino Leader: This is an Authoritarian Regime

Kawsachun News Social movements participate in Colombia’s national strike demonstrations. April 28, 2021. Photo: Surcando Comunicaciones We interviewed Ernesto Alexander Roa, President of the Coordinador Nacional Agrario de Colombia (National Agrarian Coordinator of Colombia – CNA), an indigenous and Afro-campesino organization that works for the defense and recovery of Colombia’s rural areas, dignified life and popular sovereignty. Ernesto spoke to…

Derek Chauvin & the Con Against African Justice

Ahjamu Umi Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. slave catcher (police) who brutally murdered George Floyd a year ago while being videotaped doing so, was convicted today.  At the very least, the convictions will require him to spend a significant amount of time in prison, if not the rest of his mortal life.  Regardless, read…

Colombia: An Ideal U.S. Client-State in the Western Hemisphere

Angelo Cardona Funeral of slain guerrilla fighter, one of many victims of Colombia’s long civil war. [Source: trtworld.com] Washington has long helped fuel the devastating conflict in Colombia that goes back to the era of La Violencia in World War II Colombia has been living with one of the longest armed conflicts in the world….

USA: Murder of Daunte Wright Ruined Derek Chauvin Show Trial

​​​​​​​ Ajamu Baraka The Black-murder-by-cop next door to Minneapolis shows the world the dehumanization that is built into the white supremacist DNA of settler-colonialism will continue to produce crimes against our collective humanity. “The murder of George Floyd was no more an aberration in U.S. society than the election of Donald Trump in 2016 was.”…

Brazil: Eldorado do Carajás, 25 Years of Impunity

Fernanda Alcântara Burial of Landless Workers Victims of the 1996 massacre, in Pará. Image search Archive and MST Memory. Photo: J.R. Ripper Ayala Ferreira, of the national leadership of the MST, by the National Human Rights Collective, recalls the brutality of the massacre in Pará and speaks of the actions for Abril Vermelho The 17th…

Protests against Racist Violence Erupt in US After Police Kill Daunte Wright

Peoples Dispatch Minneapolis Police Department, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Police violence, Police killings in the US, Racism in the US, Anti-racism protests, Minneapolis, George Floyd, Daunte Wright Massive protests have broken out in Minneapolis, Minnesota and other cities in the US following the police killing of a 20 year old Black man Daunte Wright…

Shattered Dreams: The Assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

Steve Lalla On April 9, 1948, Colombian Liberal politician, movement leader, and social activist Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala was murdered in the capital city of Bogotá. His killing changed the country’s history forever. During the 1940s the charismatic orator and lawyer had steered the Liberal party towards socialism. Gaitán was leading the presidential race at…

Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations in the First Months of 2021

Ellys Segura The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published in a report by the Human Rights Observatory of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC). The report revealed that between January 1st…