The following is an open letter from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). The text is available in the original Spanish on the website of the FARC-EP, and is reposted here as translated by Pravda:
Although the Colombian government held the door closed to dialogue with the insurgency, sparked by an illusion of military victory and interference from Washington, we want to reiterate to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) our unyielding desire to seek a political solution to the conflict.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Colombia, Marxism-Leninism
Tagged Armed Struggle, counterinsurgency, FARC-EP, Plan Colombia, Protracted People's War, Revolution, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army, UNASUR, Union of South American Nations
The following article by Conn Hallinan is from Alternet:
August 5, 2010 | If you want to understand what’s behind the recent tension between Colombia and Venezuela, think “smokescreen,” and then go back several months to some sick children in the Department of Meta, just south of Bogota. The children fell ill after drinking from a local stream, a stream contaminated by the bodies of more than 2,000 people, secretly buried by the Colombian military.
Posted in Colombia
Tagged Alvaro Uribe, Colombia Mass Grave, counterinsurgency, DAS, Department of Administrative Security, false positives, FARC-EP, human rights, Juan Manuel Santos, Plan Colombia, Trade Unions, war crimes
The following article, originally from The Rag Blog, is being re-posted here from the website of the Colombia Action Network:
A rumor of war:
Shadows of Vietnam in Colombia
By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / January 22, 2010
CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — I borrowed the title of this post from Lt. Philip Caputo’s excellent book covering the U.S. Marines’ first six months in Vietnam, not only because I like the title, but I also see some correlation between his story and the story of our troops now being written in the jungles of Colombia.
As in Caputo’s war, death, destruction, and mayhem were preceded by, first, a troop build-up, and then, small skirmishes which were the precursors to all-out war.
Posted in Colombia, Imperialism, Latin America, Venezuela
Tagged Alvaro Uribe, Armed Struggle, Barack Obama, Buyssi Semidy Segnini Lopez, CIA, Colombia Action Network, counterinsurgency, DAS, Ecuador, ELN, FARC-EP, Gerardo Zambrano, Hillary Clinton, Hugo Chavez, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, National Liberation Army, Oscar Gonzalez Pena, Panama, paramilitarism, Plan Colombia, Ramon Carrizales, Revolution, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army, Tarek El Aissami
The following is from Marxism-Leninism Today:
US Bases in Colombia: It is a Time for Mobilization, for Marching Together
Written by Fidel Castro Ruz
This reflection is not addressed to the governments, but to the fraternal peoples of Latin America.
Tomorrow, August 28, the UNASUR Summit will convene in Argentina and its significance cannot be overlooked.
There, an analysis should be made of the concession to the American superpower of seven military bases in the Colombian territory. A rigorous secrecy had been imposed on the previous talks of the two governments. The accord should have been presented to the world as a fait accompli.
Posted in Colombia, Imperialism, Latin America, Marxism-Leninism, Republic of Cuba
Tagged Alvaro, Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Fidel Castro, Jose Marti, Plan Colombia, Raul Reyes, Republic of Cuba, UNASUR, Venezuela
The following statement by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), the largest Marxist-Leninist organization in Colombia, is being reposted here from the website Resistencia Colombia:
Written by: SECRETARIAT OF THE CENTRAL STAFF OF THE FARC-EP
From the Colombian Mountains
“The political circumstances are suitable to improve the Armed Movement and the Bolivarian Movement.” Manuel Marulanda Vélez
The FARC’s soul as a flag waving in the wind is mentioned in this Manuel’s saying. 45 years ago we began the fight to look for peace, justice and dignity for Colombia in the Marquetalia heights which is the people’s resistance mountain. Since then we are the armed response of the poor and the righteous people against various types of state violence.
Posted in Colombia, Marxism-Leninism
Tagged Alvaro Uribe, Álvaro Gómez Hurtado, Bolivarianismo, Chiquita, Colombia, Drummond, Efraín Guzmán, FARC-EP, Iván Ríos, Jacobo Arenas, Jorge Noguera, Manuel Marulanda, New Colombia, Plan Colombia, Raul Reyes, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army
This excellent 2003 documentary, roughly an hour long, is helpful at understanding Plan Colombia, the U.S. plan for war in Colombia.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Colombia, Imperialism, Movies, Ricardo Palmera
Tagged Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Armed Struggle, Colombia, FARC-EP, Latin America, People's War, Plan Colombia, School of the Americas, video