A photo from La Emperatriz farm Police Shoot and Kill 19 Year-old During Demonstration

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Police Accompanied by Army Tanks and Helicopters April 10, Caloto. Representatives of the NASA people of northern Cauca have reported the killing of a 19 year-old indigenous man called Siberston Guillermo Pavi by the notorious ESMAD riot police. According to Hector Fabio Dicue Rengifo of the ACIN indigenous organisation, Mr read more

Peace Process Update - April 10

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 10 April 2015

Hundreds of thousands march for peace as the process receives more international backing Santos in discussions with military This week round 35 of the talks began in Havana, with the negotiators still concentrating on several related issues at once – mainly victims and issues around ending the conflict. Among the read more

Union Leader Persecuted at Smurfit Kappa Plant in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 10 April 2015

SINTRACARCOL the Colombian paper workers' union has denounced the persecution of one of their leaders working in Smurfit Kappa's Bogota plant. Arturo Cajamarca, a worker with 19 years experience and a spotless work record at the plant, is being fired on false pretences because of his organising activity, with the read more

Marchers Congregate for the March for Peace Maradona Joins Colombians in Historic March for Peace

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 9 April 2015

Today at 9am Colombian time Colombians across the country and in all the major cities will be marching to show their support for peace. The demonstration echoes earlier social mobilisations for peace also held on April 9th in recent years. The date is emblematic in Colombia because it marks the read more

Indigenous Miners’ Leader Killed

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Movice victims’ association has reported the murder of Fernardo Salazar Calvo, the president of the La Union Miners’ Association and a spokesperson for the ASOMICAR indigenous miners’ association. There are as yet few details except that on the evening of 7 April 2015 Mr Salazar was at his home read more

Canadian Labour Congress Supports Demonstration for Peace

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Canadian Labour Congress expressed its support for the April 9th peace demonstration in Colombia, calling on the Colombian government to establish a ceasefire to end the fighting and ‘an inclusive process that seeks to bring social justice to all’. The letter from the Canadian Labour Congress can be seen read more

International Trade Union Movement Backs Peace March

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 9 April 2015

The trade union movements of the US, Ireland and Britain today stated their support for the huge demonstration taking place across Colombia backing the peace process and calling for social justice and a bilateral ceasefire. Below is the statement: Statement of Support for 9 April We express our solidarity read more

Apoyo Internacional a la Marcha por la Paz

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 9 April 2015

Hoy las centrales obreras de EEUU, Irlanda y el Reino Unido se declararon para apoyar la gran marcha por la paz convocada en Colombia. Abajo se puede leer: Declaración de Apoyo al 9 de Abril Expresamos nuestra solidaridad con la manifestación del 9 de abril para la paz con read more

Visit to Government and FARC peace delegations in Cuba

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Between March 21 and 24 Justice for Colombia (JFC) took a delegation of trade unionists and politicians to Cuba to meet with the Colombia peace process negotiators. In a series of meetings the delegates met with the leaders of the FARC negotiating team, including Ivan Marquez, Pastor Alape, Pablo Catatumbo, read more

PHOTOS: JFC Colombia Peace Delegation 2015

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Between 21st-24th March, Justice for Colombia (JFC) took a delegation of trade union leaders from Northern Ireland and politicians to meet with the Colombian peace negotiators currently talking in Havana, Cuba. Delegates heard an update on the talks from both the Government and FARC negotiators, as well as sharing some read more