A popular protest movement is winning a war of attrition against Colombia’s authoritarian and neoliberal government. We talk to activist leader Jennifer Pedraza about how they're coordinating the upheaval and the challenges ahead.
After weeks-long massive protests were put on pause, Colombia’s future is more uncertain than ever. The 2022 elections will be critical in determining whether the country will return to the miserable status quo under the thumb of the United States, or blaze a new leftward path.
For weeks, Colombians have remained in the streets challenging their nation’s violent social and economic model.
After six weeks of massive protests against neoliberalism and state violence in Colombia, right-wing president Iván Duque is relying on brute force to stay in power.
The latest round of protests against Colombia’s right-wing government has seen a brutal crackdown, leading to at least 43 deaths. But the mass movement against neoliberalism and state violence is only growing stronger.
What began as a massive general strike on April 28 is quickly becoming an open challenge to Colombia’s authoritarian neoliberal order.
More than five million Colombians — 10 percent of the country’s total population — have taken to the streets over the past two weeks to protest neoliberal policies, government corruption, police brutality, and the systematic murder of activists.
Colombia’s Supreme Court has placed former right-wing president Álvaro Uribe under house arrest on charges of manipulating witness testimony. Whatever happens to Uribe next, this will be a watershed moment for Colombian politics.
In recent weeks, Instagram and Facebook have censored posts focused on COVID-19 in India and protests in Colombia and Palestine — with little explanation as to why.
El socialismo está lejos aún de tocarle la puerta a Colombia. Pero hay algo en lo que Álvaro Uribe Vélez no se equivoca: el uribismo se encuentra en cuidados intensivos.
A year since the Organization of American States made unfounded claims of electoral fraud in Bolivia, leftist leaders from across the region have called for its Trumpian secretary general to resign. Throughout its history, the OAS has been a tool of Washington's domination of Latin America — and an obstacle to genuine efforts at regional integration.
Despite its progressive veneer, the Justin Trudeau government in Canada has supported anti-democratic actions in Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela, and elsewhere in the Americas. When it comes to foreign policy, Trudeau isn’t much different than Trump.
In the pandemic’s first year, poor countries’ debt rose to astonishing heights, plunging such countries into even worse austerity than before. These attacks are directed at workers in the Global South, but the fallout isn’t contained within national borders — the struggle against debt servitude belongs to workers everywhere.
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As US capitalism boomed, attorneys from a handful of New York law firms became powerful viziers of America’s elite.
By aggressively pushing for higher budgets and salaries, police officers have insulated themselves from accountability while draining resources from essential public programs. It’s long past time to defund them.
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