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Pacific Rubiales: once again where it shouldn’t be…

22 September 2015

Pacific Rubiales Energy, the most powerful Canadian Company in Colombia, is now acting under the name Alange Energy Corp and it intends to break ground on the COR-33 project in Colombia’s páramo de Sumapaz.  It is important to mention that Pacific Rubiales is receiving support from the Canadian government.  In 2014 alone, the company was granted close to 50 million dollars (source: Exportation et Développement Canada).
 

Freedom for detained leaders: a victory for social and popular movement

15 September 2015

The People’s Congress sees the just action of the 44 Criminal Circuit Judge of Bogotá that granted the freedom of the social activists detained 66 days ago, as a triumph of the social and popular movement.

We commend, in the midst of a carceral society, the bravery of the judge that gave priority to the right of guarantees with not only the media pressure but also from senior officials of the Executive, the prosecuting body, and the Police.

watch the documentary "Mining Orgy"

11 August 2015
"Mining Orgy" - excellent 42 min. video on impacts of mining in four regions of Colombia
 
The documentary "Mining Orgy" was produced by Corporación Podion and the Red Nacional en Democracia y Paz (RNDP), in association with Censat Agua Viva and the Observatorio Colombiano de Políticas Públicas (OCOPOLIS)
 

A letter from Paola A. Salgado Piedrahíta, Lorena Romo Muñoz and Liseth Acosta Friends from el Congreso de los Pueblo, detained by the Colombian Regime Bogotá

25 July 2015

The strength of women:

“The old human work is about to try to catch the light. Will you remember that we believed being able to light the night?
Time has drained us all from our space, but the darkness is still full of fireflies”

Today again they called us terrorists. Today again we have been put in the same place of the lords of death and ignominy. Today they insist in pointing us as extremely dangerous people.

Femicide Law passed, a Victory for the Women’s Movement in Colombia

16 June 2015
On June 2, the House of Representatives passed one of the grand initiatives of the women’s movement, The Rosa Elvira Celis Law. This law classifies and condemns femicides with sentences of 20-50 years in prison, without the right to reduce the sentence. With 104 for and 3 against, the law, whose name commemorates a victim of gender violence, defines femicide as “the violent killing of a woman for being a women, in the public or private sphere” and it is classified as a separate offense. In order for it to take effect, it must be signed by President Juan Manuel Santos.

Participate to Caravan for the Defense of Life and the Land

16 June 2015

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A Path of Resistance, Solidarity, Memory, and Dignity

9 June 2015

Last May 29 and 30 in Aguachica, Cesar, the Second Regional Meeting of the Southern Bolívar Victims Chapter—South of Cesar and Catatumbo—was held. Six years after first meeting, around 250 people gathered on a new date to achieve a better balance between what have become the laws of victims, victim-peace relations and the recovery of memory.

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