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Canadians across the country call for an end to killings of Colombian rights workers

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In Colombia almost 700 rights defenders and over 135 former FARC members have been assassinated since January 2016. Those killed include community leaders, teachers, trade unionists, representatives of victims and survivors groups, and water and forest defenders. On July 26, … Continue reading

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CoDevelopment Canada in Solidarity with Colombian Rights Defenders and Social Leaders

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Vancouver, Canada, July 26, 2019. CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) stands in solidarity with our Colombian partners and the many human rights and social organizations mobilizing today to demand an end to the systematic killing of social leaders and human right defenders … Continue reading

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Colombian Civic Strike Leaders Visit Canada

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In 2017, social organizations launched a remarkable three-week civic strike that forced the Colombian government to negotiate solutions to the city’s pressing social and human rights crisis. Residents literally shut down Colombia’s most important trade route. Many, many activists were … Continue reading

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