[act-ma] 5/16 Uprising in Colombia - the masses demand freedom!

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu May 13 19:16:30 PDT 2021

*Uprising in Colombia - the masses demand freedom!*

*Sunday, May 16, 5:00 PM*

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On April 28, protests erupted in Bogota, Medellin, Cali and other cities 
throughout Colombia to oppose planned tax hikes, corruption, police 
violence, and economic devastation for the working masses. These are 
some of the largest protests seen in decades. Discontent has been 
simmering in Colombia for months amid rumors of more austerity and 
pension cuts. Students have been protesting corruption and cuts in 
public education. There has been an uptick in violence and 
assassinations against indigenous and social leaders even after the 2016 
peace deal ending the Colombian civil war. The right-wing paramilitary 
murders continue today, years after the war ended! Dozens of protesters 
have been killed by police but the mobilizations continue and now 
include Colombians of all stripes.

Please join with the Boston May Day Coalition in welcoming Antuan Castro 
del Rio who will describe the unfolding uprising and prospects for a 
better future for the workers and campasinos of Colombia. Antuan has 
participated in the protests and will present a revolutionary 
perspective on events in Colombia today. Hasta la victoria siempre!


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