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International round up: School strikers defy regime’s violence in Myanmar

International round up: School strikers defy regime’s violence in Myanmar Fierce resistance to the military regime in Myanmar is continuing, despite a renewed state crackdown.

Violence against protests increases in Colombia while talks collapse

Violence against protests increases in Colombia while talks collapse Protests are continuing to rage in Colombia despite escalating state violence.

Movement in Colombia scores new victories

Movement in Colombia scores new victories Protests, strikes and blockades have put president Ivan Duque under pressure

Protests in Colombia continue to rock state

Protests in Colombia continue to rock state Angry protesters continue to take to the streets in Colombia for the third week in a row despite brutal repression.

Colombian protesters and strikers face down corrupt president Duque

Colombian protesters and strikers face down corrupt president Duque Protests and strikes have erupted throughout Colombia in response to assaults by right wing president Ivan Duque. 

Revolt over tax increase in Colombia

Revolt over tax increase in Colombia Furious protests in Colombia have forced the right wing government to back down from plans to raise taxes on goods bought by ordinary people

International Round Up: First coronavirus cases detected in Gaza strip

24 March 2020
The first two cases of coronavirus were detected in the Gaza Strip on Sunday of last week. Two people have been put in quarantine.

More revolts in Latin American countries

26 November 2019
Strikes in Peru and Colombia have marked the spread of revolt

Racist propaganda falls short in Hungary’s anti-refugee referendum

04 October 2016
Also: Narrow vote rejects Farc peace deal in Colombia

Referendum in Colombia could end armed struggle

07 September 2016
After decades of war, could left wing guerrillas Farc make peace with the state?

International round-up

17 June 2014
French railways at a standstill | Santos re-elected in Colombia | South African miners to settle?

International round-up

29 April 2014
British planes add to Ukraine sabre rattling | Shoe strike hits China’s bosses | Peasants blockade Colombian roads | May Day general strike in Greece

A year of elections tests South American governments

02 July 2013
Around 100,000 student protesters disrupted the polls at Chile’s primary elections last week. 

Medal for Tony Blair is another low for George Bush

06 January 2009
George Bush is to award Tony Blair – along with former Australian prime minister John Howard and Colombian president Alvaro Uribe – with the laughingly titled Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Colombia: an inspiring battle for indigenous rights

04 November 2008
Colombia’s president Alvaro Uribe bluntly admitted, "Yes, the police fired on the indigenous protesters." This followed several days of attacks by police and the military on the communities of the Cauca region.

Oppression and curse of Coke in Colombia

18 March 2008
On 12 February a brown envelope was left outside the home of Coca-Cola worker José Domingo Flórez. The note inside was from the Black Eagles, a right wing paramilitary death squad.

Colombian paramilitaries kill march organisers

18 March 2008
Four trade union leaders were assassinated in the week following the 6 March day of protests against paramilitaries and state crime. These protests took place across Colombia and in many parts of the world.

Colombia: vicious friend of the West

18 March 2008
Colombia’s government is not just a vicious regime that targets trade unionists and civil activists. It is also George Bush’s key ally in Latin America and on the front line of his intervention in that region.

Kim Howells’ dirty friends

18 March 2008
The Welsh TUC last week called on Gordon Brown’s government to halt military aid to Colombia. It joined a chorus of condemnation of Kim Howells MP, the foreign office minister and Pontypridd MP, who was pictured sharing a joke with General Mario Montoya, head of the Colombian army.

Venezuela-Colombia conflict sheds light on US imperialism

06 March 2008
George Bush waded into the growing inter-governmental crisis in Latin America earlier this week by expressing the US’s unqualified support for the Colombian president Alvaro Uribe.

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