Protests Against Police Brutality Spread in Colombia

Santiago Navarro F Protests in Cali, Colombia following the death of Javier Ordóñez in police custody (Photo: Medios Libres de Cali). Anger over police abuses boiled over after officers killed Javier Ordóñez in Bogotá on September 9. It was a night out just like any other. It was around midnight on September 9 in Bogotá…

“The Number One Demand On the Streets of Colombia is for Justice”

Zoe PC “Who protects me from those who are supposed to protect me” Photo: Javier Jiménez, Colombia Informa On Wednesday, September 9, a video went viral in Colombia. It depicted a man repeatedly being beaten and tased by the police while he kept pleading “please, no more”. In a few hours, the man, Javier Ordóñez,…

Several Killed as Protests Against Police Killing Rage On in Colombia

Peoples Dispatch Police have violently repression protests across the city of Bogotá in response to the murder of Javier Ordóñez. Photo: Twitter Protests erupted across Bogotá and other cities in Colombia and were met with heavy, violent repression from the National Police leading to several civilian deaths Bogotá is in flames following the murder of…

Fourteen Martyrs in the Struggle Against Racist Terror and Trumpism-Fascism

Paul Street Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair The wannabe fascist dictator Donald Trump, his personal attorney general William Barr, and the rest of the broader right-wing United States political and propaganda machine absurdly portray the remarkable anti-racist and anti-police violence protest wave that arose across the nation after the lynching of George Floyd as “radical…

Police Kill. We March. Why?

Mark P. Fancher We must instead think creatively about how to either take total community control of law enforcement as an institution or to bring about an independent, nation-building, self-governing reality. “We are able to develop new approaches to community security adapted to the current material conditions of our community.” In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt…

Allende, the Greatness of Our America

Angel Guerra Cabrera Fifty years after the historic electoral victory of Salvador Allende, the standard-bearer of the Unidad Popular(UP) for the presidency of Chile, it is necessary to reflect on that first attempt, on a universal scale, to advance towards socialism through elections. The UP government lasted barely four years but was able to accumulate…

Interview with Bertha Zúniga: David Castillo Must Face Trial

After suspending successive preliminary hearings set to evaluate the opening of the trial against David Castillo for a year and a half, the Honduran justice system announced on August 26 that an oral and public trial would be held against this man, a military intelligence officer trained at West Point, also known as an entrepreneur…

Venezuela: Disappearance and Search for Carlos Lanz

Marco Teruggi Photo : Courtesy of Alex Lanz Carlos Lanz, a historic Venezuelan militant and expert in unconventional war, has been missing since August 8. The hypotheses point to a political motive as part of the aggression the country is experiencing. His search has become a collective request. Alex Lanz, his son, spoke with Sputnik….

Venezuelan Special Forces Agents Arrested for Extrajudicial Killings

Manuela Solé Four agents of the Bolivarian National Police’s Special Action Forces (FAES) have been arrested after the extrajudicial executions of two journalists in Cabimas, Zulia State. Venezuela’s Attorney General Tarek William Saab informed on Tuesday that FAES officers Jose Contreras and Nestor Olano, who have been charged with premeditated murder, as well as supervisors…

Hundreds Protest Shooting of a Black Man in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Robert Penner Liberation photo. City dump truck on fire in Kenosha, Wisconsin near protest of police shooting of Jacob Blake. Hundreds of people gathered August 23 at the police station in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to protest the shooting that day of Jacob Blake, 29. Blake was shot in the back by Kenosha Police as he walked…

Colombia: Three Massacres in 24 Hours Claim 17 Lives

Seventeen people have been killed since Friday in the latest string of massacres under the government of Ivan Duque. The government of Colombia’s Nariño department has confirmed a new massacre in the area of La Guayacana, a rural area of the municipality of Tumaco. There, six young people were murdered and two more are missing,…