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U.S. steelworkers campaign to free Colombian political prisoners

"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.

Colombia’s students defend public education, join worldwide movement

Colombian students are rejecting a government proposal aimed at privatizing public higher education. Students are demanding an alternative education that's democratic, free, and serves the great majority.

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Call goes out for solidarity with striking Colombian palm oil workers

Thousands of palm oil workers are now on a general strike in Colombia.

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Free Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo!

September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.

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Impunity reigns in Colombia, Piedad Cordoba leaves

In Colombia, wholesale murder and impunity go hand in hand.

A plea for Liliany Obando, Colombian political prisoner

Class conflict, rural - urban divisions, and impunity for criminals created circumstances putting Obando and other political activists at high risk.

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GOP-dominated House votes to defund Organization of American States

In another fit of lunacy, the Republican House Committee on Foreign Relations voted to cancel the payment of dues to the Organization of American States.

Chilean Communist freed as Colombia drops charges

Accused of rounding up money for the FARC, Manuel Olate was detained for three months as a first step to extradition.

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Court says Colombian victims may sue Chiquita

It was, lawyer Paul Wolf observed, "One of the most detailed judicial opinions ever written in any U.S. human rights case."

Colombian court blocks witch-hunts

The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.

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