Haldane Lawyers call on Colombian authorities to protect displaced community

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers have written to the Colombian authorities in response to the attempted assasination of the Vicepresident of a local displaced community who have for several years been struggling to reclaim their communal land. The letter also expresses concern at the death threats recently received by read more

Colombian military fire at house of JFC international guest Angel Torres

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 14 July 2014

Angel Torres, who visited Europe in April as part of a delegation organised by Justice for Colombia which included stops in Brussells, London, Belfast and Dublin, had his house riddled with bullets by the Colombian Army. Mr. Torres is a member of the peasant farmer organisation Association of Peasant read more

Attempted murder of oil worker trade union activist

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 14 July 2014

Ivan Guerrerro Sanchez, a trade union leader from the USO oil workers’ union, survived an attempted assassination attempt in the city of Barrancabermeja on 9 June 2014. Two men threw a grenade towards his car but fortunately with the help of his bodyguard he was able to escape injury. The read more

Attempted murder of vicepresident of displaced community

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 14 July 2014

On 12 June 2014 the vicepresident of the La Europa farm in the state of Sucre was shot four times in an assassination attempt. La Europa is a farm which is collectively owned by 114 families after it was awarded to them by the rural government agency in the 1960s. read more

Police kill peasant and intimidate several others in Antioquia

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 14 July 2014

According to reports from the victims, on 14 June 2014 various members of the police force landed in a helicopter in the town of Armenia in the municipality of Peque. Ángel Miro Mazo, Manuel José Arboleda Posso and his daughter Tatiana Arboleda were all in the same house, the police read more

JFC hosts Colombian trade unionist at Unite conference

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 14 July 2014

Justice for Colombia and guest Aidee Moreno, from Colombia’s agricultural workers’ union FENSUAGRO, were at Unite’s national delegate conference last week where a show of solidarity was made with imprisoned FENSUAGRO trade unionist Huber Ballesteros. Delegates held up posters of Huber and called on the Colombian authorities to release him read more

Mensaje Solidario con la CUT

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 27 June 2014

Justice for Colombia (JFC), la ONG de la TUC (Central Sindical Británica), basada en Londres y apoyada por más de seis millones de trabajadores y más de 80 parlamentarios británicos de varios partidos condena el ataque violento en contra del compañero Álvaro José Vega, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo de read more

Trade Union Leader Attacked with Acid

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 27 June 2014

Yesterday morning Alvaro Jose Vega, member of the CUT Executive Committee and Director of the Legal Department was attacked with acid in the city of Cali, in south-western Colombia. Mr Vega was rushed to hospital with severe burns to his face. The CUT leadership has called on the government and read more

Solidarity action calling for the release of Huber Ballesteros JFC guest receives warm welcome at UNISONís annual conference

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 23 June 2014

Martha Diaz, a Colombian public sector trade unionist and national committee member of the Patriotic March, left a lasting impact on the delegates at the UNISON conference which took place in Brighton from 17th to 20th June. There was a deafening silence as Martha addressed the International Rally, and read more

Military operations in Catatumbo lead to death of 8-year old girl

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 20 June 2014

Tragedy in rural Colombia is common, but that does not make the grief any easier for the parents of Dariane Sepúlveda Díaz, an eight year old girl who died on Tuesday, 17 June, after being shot in the head. The death came in the midst of a now almost two read more