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The Power of Nonviolent Resistance and Protective Accompaniment in Colombia
An inspiring story of an indigenous accompaniment project and Witness for Peace partner in Colombia.
FACT SHEET: the U.S./Colombia FTA Agreement
April 1st, 2011
A fair and humane trade agreement can't exist in a climate where union leaders are under threat and extrajudicial killings are conducted with widespread impunity.
VIDEO: Communities in Resistance
October 18th, 2010
Witness for Peace's Colombia-based International Team reports from the Humanitarian Zones of Uraba.
WEBINAR: Increased U.S. Military Presence in Colombia
May 17th, 2010
Diego Benitez of Witness for Peace's Colombia-based International Team, walks us through the realities of the new U.S. military bases in Colombia.
VIDEO: Martha Giraldo Speaks at the 2009 Vigil to Close the School of the Americas
January 27th, 2010
Martha's father was killed by the Colombian army in 2006. Ever since, she's struggled against impunity and for justice.
PODCAST: Colombian Indigenous Activist on Plan Colombia
October 22nd, 2009
Rafael Coicue from the Association of Indigenous Councils speaks about Plan Colombia and the Colombia Free Trade Agreement during a Witness for Peace speaker tour.
POLICY ANALYSIS: Aerial Fumigation
May 12th, 2009
After a decade of aerial fumigations, coca production has risen. Innocent Colombian victims have borne the brunt of this inhumane and ineffective policy.
REPORT: Guerra Contra las Drogas, Guerra Contra la Gente
March 27th, 2009
A Spanish-language report on the effects of U.S.-sponsored fumigation on Colombia's people and land.
DOCUMENTARY: War on Drugs, War on People
March 27th, 2009
Journey to the heart of coca country in Colombia, and hear first hand testimony of the impacts of chemical spraying in this exclusive video produced by the WFP Colombia team.
VIDEO: Colombia's Internal Displacement Crisis
February 20th, 2009
A short video explaining how four million people have been driven out of their homes by war - and how the United States is involved.
VIDEO: Colombian Trade Unionists Speak Out at the Gates of the School of the Americas
December 16th, 2008
WFP Executive Director Melinda St. Louis, two Colombian trade unionists, and Dr. Aviva Chomsky speak at the School of the Americas Vigil.
POLICY ANALYSIS: the Latest in the Failed U.S. Drug War in Colombia
September 29th, 2008
A joint report from Witness for Peace and Asociación Minga on Forced Manual Eradication: The Wrong Solution to the Failed U.S. Counter-Narcotics Policy in Colombia
THE HUMAN FACE: Murders by Colombian Military Increase
September 17th, 2008
30 year-old Martha Giraldo's heart pounded as she discovered her father's lifeless body. Unfortunately, the experience of loosing a loved one at the hands of the Colombian military is not unique in Colombia today.
FACT SHEET: U.S. Multinational Corporations in Colombia
June 8th, 2008
Multinational corporations have taken advantage of and participated in Colombia's long and complicated conflict to ease resource extraction.
FACT SHEET: Flowers and Labor Rights Violations
June 7th, 2008
If you stop and smell the roses, you'll find they smell like pesticide poisoning and poverty wages.
FACT SHEET: Violence Against Workers
June 7th, 2008
Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist.
FACT SHEET: Forced Eradication and Fumigation of Coca Crops
June 7th, 2008
U.S.-funded aerial fumigations and forced manual eradication have had disastrous effects and have been largely unsuccessful.
POLICY ANALYSIS: Corporate Welfare with Deadly Consequences
April 2nd, 2008
The U.S. proposed $98 million in U.S. aid to protect an oil pipeline in the war-torn state of Arauca. The International Team outlines how the aid would amount to corporate welfare for California-based Occidental Petroleum.
POLICY ANALYSIS: U.S. Policy in Colombia
January 25th, 2008
A political cartoon by Diego Benitez, a member of Witness for Peace's Colombia-based International Team.
POLICY ANALYSIS: The First Four Years of Plan Colombia
April 11th, 2004
Putumayo, Colombia's southern department, has been the primary focus of U.S. military aid to Colombia. This report demonstrates that the U.S. aerial fumigations program has been a failure, human rights violations have increased and civilian security has decreased in Putumayo.