Internal forced displacement is a global disaster. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reports an ever-increasing and worrying figure which is greater than the total worldwide number of refugees: 65.6 million people are in a situation of forced displacement due to armed conflict, persecution, violence and human rights violations. Continue reading Leaving their homes to save their lives
¡El pueblo se respeta carajo! ¡El pueblo no se rinde carajo!
(The people must be respected! The people will never give up!)
Slogan of the Civic Strike in Buenaventura Continue reading THE VOICE OF BUENAVENTURA
“We have always said, and we have always been clear about this, that we are still resisting now and that we will keep on resisting and defending our rights. We do not know for how long, because what history tells us is that today we may be here talking together, but tomorrow we could be dead. That today we are in San José de Apartadó, tomorrow most of us might be displaced because there could be a massacre (…)” Continue reading “THE 2005 MASSACRE WAS NOT THE END, IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING”
The community transmits peace. The enemies of these brave men and women are placing violent pressure on the community to prevent their example of resistance from extending further. Continue reading The Community transmits peace
Land is part of the identity and culture of all communities the world over, and at the same time land lies at the root of many conflicts, because of the varying interests that surround it. Continue reading Land, culture and conflict