Colombia

Colombia Has Lost Its Fear: A Nationwide Uprising Continues in the Face of State Violence

After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most heavily armed government in Latin America has carried out a brutal crackdown. This article was first published by Crimethinc.

International News - Black Flag #219 (2000)

Shorter international news items from Black Flag #219 (2000)

Blood For Oil

Colombian military personnel have invaded the traditional homeland of the U'wa people to make way for the drilling plants of oil giant Occidental.

From Black Flag magazine #219, 2000.

May Day In Medellin, Columbia – Black Flag

Article from Black Flag #218 1999.

1928: The Santa Marta Massacre

Diplomatic reports from various US and Colombian government agencies and the United Fruit Company about a strike by plantation workers in 1928 and the governments bloody actions to break it. The Santa Marta strike is often referred to as the Banana massacre due to its high death toll.

New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism

This is the first book to compile workers’ struggles on a global basis, examining the formation and expansion of radical unions in the Global South and Global North.

1957: Colombian General Strike

Pinilla,  is escorted to a Senate hearing to answer charges of misco

A series of protest demonstration and a General Strike led to the downfall of the Dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla and the restoration of free elections. Unfortunately this left Colombia still in the hands of the Oligarchy

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Exposición de la historia del concepto de comunización, acompañada de una crítica de algunos sus usos más recientes y frívolos

Careerists and Corporate Interest: Why despite endless failure the drug war will continue indefinitely

A look at why drug war policies continue despite totally failing to achieve their stated objectives.