Mass Uprisings in Colombia w/ Angela Castillo and Lorena Rodriguez of Colombia Conexion-SF Bay

In this episode, we talk with Angela Castillo and Lorena Rodriquez with Colombia Conexion- SF Bay (@colconxnsf) about the mass uprisings happening in cities across Colombia.

Listen in here: https://bit.ly/colombiaGandR

The U.S.-backed right-wing government of Ivan Duque Marquez has pushed a neo-liberal tax reform bill that has sparked mass protest across the country. The Duque government has responded with horrific police brutality resulting in at least 42 deaths as well as many more injured and disappeared by state forces. We dive deep into the history and politics of Colombia, its government’s and U.S. backed death squads war on left social movements and current crises around COVID-19 and austerity.  We also discuss the city of Cali and its role as one of the epicenters of street resistance.

Lorena Rodriguez is a Researcher and activist. Co-founder of La Realidad, estación experimental   a group of people from civil society carrying out a process of  transition towards a human way of life that is beneficial to the natural  system. We promote the conservation of Amazonian ecosystems.
Angela Castillo is a PhD student and works with La Voz de los Trabajadores.
Angela and Lorena are both activists with Colombia Conexion- SF Bay.

Photos in our memes by Rawearthworks Journal : Peg Hunter Photographer

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Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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