Written by Tanja Nijmeijer, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP in Havana, Cuba
Taken from: http://www.globalrights.info
From 19 to 21 April 2016 the United Nations hosted in New York a special session of the General Assembly on drugs (UNGASS).
Taken from: www.contagioradio.com
In several villages of Putumayo, including Orito, Puerto Guzman, Puerto Asis, Puerto Caicedo, Valle del Guamuez and San Miguel, anxiety and concern are increasing among rural, indigenous and Afro-descendent communities, because of the eradication of illicit crops with glyphosate, carried out by troops of the National Army.
"Justice must be restorative, not vindictive"
Havana, Cuba - The head of the Peace Delegation of the FARC, Iv?n M?rquez, presented today at a press conference in Havana, Cuba, a brief summary of what has been achieved during this round of talks.
We can only welcome President Santos' decision to suspend the aerial spraying with glyphosate. A sound if belated decision.
"Glyphosate: powerful chemical weapon of transnational power"
"A crime against humanity"
It's no casualty that Agent Orange and Glyphosate have been used in two wars led by the United States, and both are produced by the multinational Monsanto. Agent Orange was used during the Vietnam War as a weapon of war and glyphosate is used in Colombia for the same purpose.