Colombia

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Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Banacol: A company implicated paramilitarism and land grabbing in Curvarado and Jiguamiando
Interchurch Justice and Peace Commission
Article
2012
This study focuses on the International Banacol Marketing Corporation’s actions in the Afro-Colombian and Mestizo communities’ collective territories of Curvaradó and Jiguamiandó in the Lower Atrato r...
Big Oil's Ethical Violence: BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia
Coleman, Lara Montesinos
Article
2015
To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions bet...
Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia: Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country
Chelala, Cesar
Unclassified
2014
A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb
Davis, Mike
Book
2007
Mike Davis traces the car bomb's worldwide use and development. In his analysis, he also exposes the role of state intelligence agencies - particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and P...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Climate Change Solutions The Big Switch: New Internationalist June 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at global warming, what it is doing to the world, and what actions are being taken by people to slow it down.
Colombia - indigenous defender murdered in gold mining frenz
Article
2015
An indigenous leader in Colombia's 'gold belt' has been killed by unknown gunmen as tensions grow between indigenous communities and outside gold mining interests, many of them linked to illegal armed...
The Colombia Plan: April 2000
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2000
In response to military assistance and "emergency" financial aid for Columbia, Chomsky explores the negative consequences of US intervention.
Colombia's Agent Orange?: Roundup Not Ready
O'Connor, Jenny
Article
2012
A core element of U.S. anti-drugs policy in Colombia has been the destruction of coca fields by aerial chemical fumigation thus impacting the cocaine trade at its source. The continuation of this poli...
Columbia's Paramilitary Politics: Against The Current vol. 135
Gill, Lesley
Article
2008
In a surprise move in the early morning of May 13th, Colombian President Álvaro Uríbe announced the extradition of fourteen top paramilitary leaders to the United States, where they are charged with c...
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Damming Magdalena: Emgesa Threatens Colombian Communities
Luna, Jonathan
Article
2009
Local people protest a project that attacks the region's biodiversity and communities.
Drug War Winners and Losers: Drug War Capitalism (Book Review)
Young, Kevin (Reviewer); Paley, Dawn (Author)
Article
2015
State officials are portrayed as wholly separate from criminal groups. To the contrary, Paley shows that the worlds of state officials, large business interests and drug lords are in fact thoroughly i...
Female Well-Being: Toward a global theory of social change
Billson, Janet Mancini; Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn (eds.)
Book
2005
How Human Rights Watch Covers for Companies in Colombia: Down Where the Death Squads Live
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2013
Human Rights Watch fails to name the names in its recent report on Colombia entitled, “The Risk of Returning Home, Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming Land in Colombia.” And, this...
How the Colombia Trade Agreement Accelerates Human Rights Abuses: U.S.-Colombia Mass Displacement Policy Succeeding
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
The Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would lead, indeed by design, to the immiseration and mass displacement of rural peoples, especially Indigenous and Afro-Colombian. The article explores the dis...
Interior Ministry protection programme for journalists also used for "close-quarters spying"
Article
2009
Journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, who is under an interior ministry protection programme for journalists, has been harassed and intimidated by Colombia's intelligence services, who obtained informatio...
Killer Coke Exposed: Against The Current vol. 135
Abbott, Jared
Article
2008
In their September-October 2006 Against the Current (ATC 124) article “The Real Life Side of Coke,” Camilo Romero and Leslie Gill documented the growing movement of students and labor organizations th...
Last Frontier: Local communities fight mineral exploration and eviction in the Andes
Mance, Henry
Article
2009
Afro-descendant communities in Colombia are fighting to retain control of their ancestral goldmines in the face of pressure from private interests.
Local Places In the Age of the Global City
Keil, Roger, Wekerle, Gerda R., Bell, David V.J. (eds.)
Book
1996
The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be con...
Manual teaches intelligence agency employees how to spy on problem journalists
Article
2009
The weekly Semana has revealed the existence of an instruction manual for employees of the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), Colombia's leading intelligence agency, that explains how they s...
Massacres Under the Looking Glass: The ICC and Colombia
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
The International Criminal Court (ICC) just published its Interim Report on Colombia. In the Report, the ICC explains that Colombia has been under preliminary examination by the ICC since June 2004. T...
NATO Sets Its Sights on Colombia: Trouble Brewing in South America
Feldman, Dave
Article
2013
Colombian Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, signed an Agreement on the Security of Information which include future collaboration in mat...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Press for Conversion #43: December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment: Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
“Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they pur...
Should Russia Attack Colombia?: Another Case for Military Action
Alexandrov, Nick
Article
2013
Debating the case on whether Putin should or should not attack Columbia. Will Russia follow the example of the US?
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Special Report: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation
Smith, David; Tremlett, Giles; Hodal, Kate; Franklin, Jonathan; Borger, Julian; Brodzinsky, Sibylla
Article
2014
An examination of how countries around the world affected by civil war or internal conflict have approached justice.
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders: Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
The U.S. Empire & Modern Day Christian Martyrs: 80th Priest Killed in Colombia Since 1984
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2013
there has been almost no media coverage of the killings of the “two bishops, 79 priests, eight men and women religious, as well as three seminarians” killed in Colombia alone between 1984 and 2011.

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
Peace Brigades International
PBI is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981. Our work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal aff...
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...

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Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Organizations and experts on Caribbean topics.
Colombian farmers risk death to reclaim lost land
Brodzinsky, Sibylla
2013
The government wants to correct decades of 'land reform in reverse'. But powerful criminal, armed and business interests are ranged against the country's displaced peasants.
Fabricated attacks by Colombian journalists mask real dangers
Otis, John
2015
In a profession climate of threats, criminals and corrupt politicians, two journalists attempted to capitalize on the situation by sending fake death threats to their fellow reporters.
IFJ Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia
Sources News Release
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia.
Know who you’re working for and why you’re working
Huertas, Carlos Eduardo
2012
Colombian ICIJ member Carlos Eduardo Huertas talks about the traits of a good investigative journalist, his experience with Wikileaks and why tackling the big, important themes – and sticking to them ...

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Embassy Row Online
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Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
The Narco News Bulletin
Website
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.