Six months have passed after the pardon granted to 30 members of the guerrilla group, but the former prisoners have experienced several problems in their return to civilian life.
On Friday 15 July the city of Apartado, in the Urabá region (Antioquia) will be the epicenter of a massive popular demonstration to express support for the struggle for peace with social justice in Colombia.
The arrogant presence of the National Army in the municipality of La Uribe was about to spoil the peace process.
In the current context in which the oldest guerrilla of the continent, the FARC-EP, meets with the National Government to reach peace agreements that will change the history of the country and will put a new component in the struggle of social movements and in general of all citizens to conquer social and political rights that will take us to achieve a real peace with social justice, Northeast Antioquia constituted itself as territory of peace.
Written by Sofia Morantes, member of the Colombian Clandestine Communist Party PCCC
The expression “to cut the Gordian knot" refers to the Greek legend that promised mastery of the East to whoever managed to untie the knot that held the yoke to the chariot of Gordius, king of the city of Gordion, capital of the kingdom of Phrygia (Anatolia, Turkey). Alexander the Great, with the firm intention of conquering Persia, decided to cut the knot with a sword, stating that “it is the same to cut it or untie it.”
Ruben Zamora writes that peace must be at the center of cultural promotion in all spheres of society, until it takes root in the depths of the national soul.
More than six thousand peasants are demonstrating since 30 May next to the Pan-American highway. They are asking to the national government to solve the difficult problems faced as a result of the current agricultural model and to respect the agreements reached in a previous strike.