Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Forces in Swaziland (eSwatini) Continues

Pavan Kulkarni Swazis marching in Pretoria, South Africa, calling for the expulsion of the Swazi Embassy. Photo: CPS Pro-democracy parties in Swaziland have criticized the delegation of Southern Africa Development Community for understating the atrocities committed by the army of King Mswati Pro-democracy forces in Swaziland, which are enduring a crackdown by the army of…

Canada Still Supports Colombia’s Repressive Right-Wing Government

Yves Engler Image: Colombia Informa Last week right-wing Colombian President Ivan Duque deployed the military to Cali. The city of 2.3 million has been the epicenter of a month-long nationwide protest that forced the government to withdraw a regressive tax proposal that unleashed a general strike. During the past month security forces have killed at…

America’s Nazi Problem and the End of Policing

Henry Giroux The conditions that produce authoritarian societies are with us once again. The ghost of fascism haunts the present, appearing in a relentless number of assaults on the principles and institutions central to a democracy. America’s Nazi problem is evident not only in the 73 million people who voted for a white supremacist presidential…

Colombia: The Regime of Terror in Cali

Luis Alfonso Mena S. In a failed attempt to crush the National Strike and the youth resistance, Ivan Duque established a regime of terror in Cali and on Friday, June 4, 2021, unleashed a campaign of horror in the north of the city, which left more dead, wounded, disappeared and detained. According to the Union…

Jesus Santrich Assassination Straight Out of the CIA Playbook

Oliver Dodd On May 17, Seuxis Pausias Hernandez Solarte, aka Jesus Santrich, one of the two most prominent leaders of the Farc, was ambushed and assassinated in Venezuela by commandos sent by the Colombian state. Santrich had been a member of the Farc for three decades, having joined Colombia’s Young Communist League when he was…

Repression and Sexual Violence Against Women in Colombia

María Fernanda Barreto Colombian women have been protagonists of the National Strike (Photo: Esteban Vega / Semana) The Brutal Repression against the National Strike The figures of human rights violations in Colombia in the context of the repression of the National Strike that began on April 28th are evidence of State terrorism in Colombia. The…