Last June 16 died in Cali the prominent mathematician and Marxist intellectual Guillermo Restrepo Sierra. The community of the Universidad del Valle is still mourning because of this painful loss: for years, this professor has encouraged social struggles and academic debate in the largest university of South Western Colombia. From the distance, this is my humble tribute to him.
On a new International Workers Day it's important to remember and realize the complexity of the trade unions struggle in Colombia, and the urgency of international solidarity with Colombian working class and its union movement.
By: Lucas Carvajal, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP
Last April 15 was the 160th anniversary of the birth of a marvelous character, Avelino Rosas, who should be a symbol of national pride in Colombia.
An interesting debate sparked recently about ethics in journalism and politics. The scenario is, again, Colombia, its conflict and peace talks.
Lucas Carvajal, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP
To paraphrase Karl Marx to refer to painful issues remains uncomfortable.
In Colombia the phrase "politics is the art of swallowing toads" is very common.
By: Edgar Piedrahita.
In a previous article (in Spanish; NT) we referred to Brigadier General of the US Army William P. Yarborough and his impact on the Colombian conflict. Given the unfortunate consequences of his "assistence" - the longest conflict of the Western Hemisphere - it makes sense to review some aspects of his life that will shed light on Nortamerican militarism and its global impact.
The FARC-EP is not only an armed structure or a military organization. We are the merging of heterogeneous initiatives of popular struggle, active in different areas of Colombia.
The Unión Patriótica - UP (Patriotic Union) is a Colombian political party created as a result of the peace dialogue between the FARC-EP and the Colombian government during the Belisario Betancur administration (1982-1986). The UP was the platform for transition of the guerrilla forces into an open political movement, in moments of truce and cease fire.
Originally posted November 3, 2013 in: www.resistencia-colombia.org
Days go by, the World Cup comes closer and the system brings out again the most horrible aspects of football.