REPORT FROM HAVANA, 23 September 2014
? Urgent to clarify and dismantle paramilitarism in Colombia, as part of the peace process
? Secret archives about paramilitarism should be declassified
? Call upon minister of defense and national police to stop lying and manipulating about military developments
? Call for a bilateral ceasefire
By Henry Bonilla, Block "Comandante Jorge Brice?o" (Eastern part of Colombia)
Last night, July 28, 2014, I was listening on the radio to a debate about something that is currently being discussed in Havana, Cuba, between the Colombian government and our revolutionary organization, FARC-EP, about the situation of the victims of the social and armed conflict in our country. The bias, lies and hypocrisy used by Santos and the bourgeois media in their smear campaign against us, holding us liable for the pain they have caused to our people, still manage to surprise me.
Written by: Guérima Mahecha
We lived in Mesetas (Meta), where I'm from; my family consisted of 12 members: my mother and father, nine brothers and my maternal grandmother. In Mesetas we lived in a house and we also had a farm, which supplied our needs.
In the year 2000, in the town of El Castillo, Meta department, there was a raid of paramilitaries under command of Martin Llanos, accompanied and supported directly by the 21st Battalion "Vargas" located in Granada (Meta).
Iv?n Cepeda, candidate for senate of the Polo Democr?tico Alternativo, and the group of lawyers "Jos? Alvear Restrepo" received an e-mail with the subject: "Retire from politics or you will die, terrorists!"
At the peace talks in Havana, all our power lies in our ideas and the only weapon we have is the truth
The issue of victims that will soon be discussed at the Peace Talks in Havana has generated a huge barrage against the FARC-EP in the mainstream press. Even those who strive to look neutral, warning that the responsibility of government officials involved in illegal conduct should also be taken into account, end up being part of the general chorus according to which we are the worst offenders.
Written by Gabriel Angel
Paramilitarism doesn't exist, nor do its crimes, nor does the connection of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, the DAS, the fearsome SIJIN and other secret security and intelligence agencies of the State to the national plan of extermination and dispossession, carried out in Colombia for at least thirty years. The Colombian government has washed its hands in innocence, the most brazen representatives of heinous crime have become very respectable people now.
?We agree, Uribe: There shouldn't be impunity?
April 6, 2014
Havana, Cuba - The FARC-EP today offered its point of view on the declarations made by ex-president ?lvaro Uribe V?lez in regard to impunity and participation in politics for guerrilla fighters.