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The “Canada Brand”: Violence and Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America

24 October 2016

The Justice and Corporate Accountability Project has documented troubling incidents of violence associated with Canadian mining companies in Latin America. In general, neither the Canadian government nor industry are monitoring or reporting on these incidents.

What we found about the degree of violence and criminalization from 2000-2015

This Report documents incidents that are corroborated by at least two independent sources. We found:

The Colombian Social Conflict and Peace Process

1 October 2016

The peace talks in Havana between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People's Army (FARC) is a positive sign that the country’s main armed actors  are serious about ending the countries 50 year war.  However, the end of the armed conflict does not necessarily mean an end to violence, displacement, inequality, impunity, and militarization which are at the root of the problem in Colombia. To achieve a lasting peace with social justice, Colombia must deepen its democratic institutions and undertake profound social and political reform.

Solidarity with prison strike from colombian prison's

11 September 2016

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”
Karl Marx

September  9 2016.
The struggle against oppression, ignominy, for freedom, respect, equality, dignity and against slavery; begun today by prisoners in the prisons of 24 states of the United States and it shows once again the resistance and decorum of the people to shout to the world that it doesn't matter the place, the situation and much less the condition where one has to fight, the right of the people to rise up against tyranny will always be unalienable.

The Colombia Working Group Welcomes the Peace Agreement in Colombia

30 August 2016

The Colombia Working Group (CWG) welcomes the news that the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached a historic, final and definitive peace accord. The CWG and its members, many of whom have been working with Colombian civil society groups for years in peace building, see this as an important milestone towards peace.

Peace in Colombia?

12 August 2016

Yes, there is a peace euphoria, producing slogans or clichés that you hear repeated everywhere, but when you dig a little deeper into what is behind the slogans or into the aspects that those superficial phrases are avoiding, you can see many things to worry about.

Peace in Colombia?

12 August 2016

Yes, there is a peace euphoria, producing slogans or clichés that you hear repeated everywhere, but when you dig a little deeper into what is behind the slogans or into the aspects that those superficial phrases are avoiding, you can see many things to worry about.

The Strike is Over. "The Agrarian Summit is Strengthened"

16 June 2016

The Agrarian Summit has announced that the National Strike, which started on May 30, has come to an end with the victory of peasants, indigenous people, Afro Descendants and the indigenous urban populations. Spokesmen of the Agrarian Summit announced the conclusion of the Strike after the signing the agreements to start negotiating the main points of the Unified National Statement.

Colombia: Security forces must refrain from excessive use of force during rural protests

9 June 2016

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT

6 juin 2016

The Colombian authorities must ensure that the security forces, in particular the ESMAD anti-riot police, refrain from using disproportionate and excessive force against demonstrators, Amnesty International said today as a nationwide protest by rural communities enters its second week.

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