The members of the National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Summit , in addition to other social movements, are inviting people to participate in a “popular minga”, a type of traditional gathering for the collective good, which started on May 30th. Since 2014, the Colombian movements have been demanding Juan Manuel Santos´ administration to honor the agreements historically made by the peoples with the State for social demands against the violation of their rights. Real World Radio will cover this expression of Colombian mobilization with reports from the territory and the views from its main leaders.
The National Minga of Colombia is extending its decision to unblock roads as an expression of political will for dialogue and will continue negotiating with the Colombian government while the people continues mobilizing. Read more
After ten days of mobilization and resistance in the context of the National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Minga, in Colombia, 27 departments held activities, there were over 100 demonstrations and approximately 110,000 people participated in blockades and marches. Read more
While the National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Minga continues in Colombia in response to the lack of fulfillment of agreements by Juan Manuel Santos´ administration with social movements, the tension in Colombia is increasing. Read more
In the morning of May 27, at the main offices of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia, several social organizations and movements gathered to give a press conference to announce the National Agrarian Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Minga, which began on May 30th in several regions of Colombia. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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