Colombia: Truth and Reparation in the Face of Ethnic Genocide and Afro-Ethnicity

Piedad Córdoba Four years after the signing of the Final Peace Agreement between the Colombian State and the FARC-EP, non-compliance and perfidy on the part of the National Government have predominated, leading to the continuation of the armed conflict and even its intensification in various territories of the country. The definitive overcoming of the war…

They Want Us Dead: US Education is a Practice of Inherent Violence

Carrie MorrisFrom origins of exploited free labor from enslaved Africans to the eery connection between profit over people and corporate greed, the US education system is a white supremacist technology, tool, and weapon that interconnects and maintains a tradition to colonial orders of the status quo. The violence of the U.S. education system has operated…

It is Urgent to Form a Movement of Countries Sanctioned by the US and its Allies

Fernando Bossi Rojas Every day it becomes more necessary to form a committee, club, association or movement of countries illegitimately sanctioned by the United States. Based on international law, nothing justifies continuing to accept arbitrary measures taken by the United States government to the detriment of those countries that do not abide by its instructions….

“We Demand An End to Patriarchal Violence in All its Expressions”

Peoples Dispatch On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, working class women across the world raise their voices against patriarchal violence, exploitation and oppression As the movements and organizations which are part of the International Peoples’ Assembly, we join in the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination…

Community Control of Police = Autonomous Zone of People Power

Pan-African Community Action organizer Netfa Freeman told a panel organized by Black psychology students at Bowie State University, in Maryland: “Community control of police is a way to create autonomous zones of power, so that people can actually take control of public safety.” Dhoruba Bin Wahad, who spent 19 years as a Black Panther Party…

The Venezuelan Conuquera Seed Signifies a Struggle for Identity and Resistance

Eder Peña The conuco as a system and concept brings with it the care and multiplication of seeds of traditional and new items. Life, culture, knowledge, health, traditional agricultural systems and even the questions of the people and communities are based on native and Creole seeds, which are their common heritage. Their free circulation is…

Colombia: One Year After the Historic Mobilizations that Shook the Country

Protest against the Duke government of the multisectorial in Bogota. Image: EFE Colombia revived the historic mobilizations that took place last year with a national strike against the policies of President Ivan Duque. The diverse group of conveners included unions, students, teachers, doctors, peasant and feminist organizations. The Strike Committee, which brings together many of…

Colombia Witnesses One of the Bloodiest Weekends of the Year

Tanya Wadhwa “Duque: We didn’t sign peace agreements to get assassinated”, reads the banner. Photo: FARC Senator Sandra Ramírez/Twitter Violence against social and political leaders continues at an alarming rate in Colombia. This weekend, between November 13 & 15, a family of 3 was killed in a massacre; 2 Afro-descendant people, 1 Indigenous leader, 1…

Capitalism’s Coronavirus Catastrophe

Stephen Millies Philadelphia-area nurses are preparing to strike to demand safe conditions for patients and health-care workers. Wall Street’s war machine includes 11 aircraft carriers and 5,800 nuclear weapons. Yet the capitalist government in the United States is helpless to combat the latest coronavirus surge. Daily cases have soared to 180,000 with over a thousand…

You Can’t Go Home Again: A Convergence of Calamities

Nick Turse Record Numbers of War-Displaced to Be Dwarfed by Those Driven From Their Homes by Climate Change. I saw them for only a few seconds. One glimpse and they were gone. The young woman wore a brown headwrap, a yellow short-sleeved shirt, and a long pink, red, and blue floral-patterned skirt. She held the…

What is Happening with the Berta Cáceres Case?

Zoe PC In March 2021, 5 years will have passed since the assassination of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras. 56 months have passed since the assassination of Honduran Indigenous revolutionary Berta Cáceres. To this day, those who planned the murder of the leader of the Lenca community are yet to be punished. Her organization,…