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Colombia: I resist, therefore I exist

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‘Resisto, luego existo’, the new exhibition at Bogota’s Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliacion opens to the public with documentaries about centres of resistance around the country.

Zapatistas embark on Journey for Life

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Zapatistas arrive in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as part of their mega-voyage to the five continents of the world, in the desire to meet with individuals, collectives and organisations that share their desire ‘to build a better, new world'.

The shocking impact of abortion prosecutions in Ecuador

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Human Rights Watch has found that Ecuador’s criminalisation of abortion violates human rights and discriminates against Black and Indigenous people.

Colombia: representing women victims of the armed conflict

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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.

Chile: long path towards a democratic constitution

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Chile's constituent process, which, led by the consistent work of social movements, seeks to dismantle the first laboratory of neoliberal capitalism, offers lessons to the left in the UK and worldwide.

Mining: On the track of dirty gold

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Through one character's journey meeting everyday heroes of resistance and telling their stories, Luis Manuel Claps documents the wave of organised resistance to large-scale industrial mining that spread from from the south of Patagonia as far as the Amazon.

Arte para no morir: artists support protests in Colombia

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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.

Colombia: nationwide protest updates

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WOLA's Director for Defense Oversight, Adam Isacson, gives an in-depth update on the nationwide protests in Colombia and an opportunity for dialogue

Colombia’s protestors find international support

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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.

Brazil: a shutdown for life

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Despairing of any action by the Bolsonaro government, Brazil's MST movement of landless workers organizes rural communities to defend themselves, isolating but maintaining production and supporting members

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