Friday, September 17, 2021
A Global Witness report shows that despite Covid lockdowns, 2020 set a new record as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders.
The short film is intended as an expression of solidarity with the current strike and its title, Desolvido, translates as ‘unforgetting’; evoking a desire not to forget past moments of beauty even in the face of a violent present.
By comparing the discourse of a Colombian broadsheet and a pacifist feminist organisation, Isabelle Gribomont demonstrates how language can impact the ways victims are understood and treated in a (post-)conflict society.
The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.
In response to and support of nationwide protests across Colombia, artists of all trades have joined in protest through creative expression. Adapted from an article for LAB's partner, Sounds and Colours, here are some of the ways art is enriching the protests, contextualising demands and unifying Colombians.
WOLA's Director for Defense Oversight, Adam Isacson, gives an in-depth update on the nationwide protests in Colombia and an opportunity for dialogue
Local communities in Andalgala, Argentina have been fighting mining companies for 11 years. Now they are being criminalised. US investment giant Blackrock is continuing to finance Anglo American and other miners laying waste the Amazon territories of the Munduruku and others
In international solidarity with Colombians, events have been held in Sydney, Toronto, Washington, New York, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, London and Bristol. The world, it seems, is watching.

Dive, Tierra Bomba, Dive

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Dive Tierra Bomba Dive, made in 2020 by The Right to Roam Films, tells the story of 19-year-old Yassandra Barrios, who emerges as the environmental leader of her Colombian island, Tierra Bomba, home to the Varadero Reef.
The iniquitous ISDS system allows mining companies to sue Latin American governments for massive amounts of 'compensation' every time their mining activities are blocked by local community opposition or environmental concerns.

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