Solidarity with the working class of Colombia

We, the undersigned popular organisations of the peoples of the countryside, of the waters and of the forests, and other organisations of the whole world, lend our solidarity to the peasant, indigenous and Afro-descendant people who, allied to the working class of the cities, are demonstrating in Colombia to defend human rights as basic as the right to live in peace and dignity. We salute all the collectives who are in struggle such as students, women, workers, self-employed, peasants, indigenous, Afro-descendants and the organized youth.

We condemn the use of military and paramilitary forces against the mobilised people and the criminalisation of protest. The struggle for rights is not a crime. We condemn the historical and structural use of violence against our sister organisations in Colombia, who suffer massacres, disappearances and forced displacements, threats and assassinations.

We echo the voice of the social organisations in Colombia that demand a comprehensive agrarian reform to build food sovereignty, the demilitarisation of territories, the dismantling of paramilitarism as a state policy, the renegotiation of free trade agreements that affect peasant, indigenous and Afro people, and an immediate halt to the forced eradication of illicit crops and aerial spraying with glyphosate.

The Colombian people are not alone.

Resistance is not a crime! Agrarian reform and food sovereignty now!

Signed by:

  1. About Face Veterans Against the War – Estados Unidos
  2. Alianza Continental por la Soberanía Alimentaria – América Latina
  3. Amigos de la Tierra América Latina y el Caribe – ATALC
  4. Amigos de la Tierra Argentina
  5. Amigos de la Tierra Brasil
  6. Asociación Nacional para el Fomento de la Agricultura Ecológica (ANAFAE) – Honduras
  7. Bizilur – País Vasco
  8. CESTA – Amigos de la Tierra El Salvador
  9. CETIM – Suiza
  10. COECOCEIBA – Amigos de la Tierra Costa Rica
  11. Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) – Brasil
  12. Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) – Estados Unidos
  13. Community to Community Development – Estados Unidos
  14. Conselho Pastoral dos Pescadores (CPP) – Brasil
  15. Convergence Globale des Luttes pour la Terra et l’Eau Afrique de l’Ouest
  16. Convergence Malienne contre l’Accaparement de terres (CMAT)
  17. Coordenação Nacional de Articulação de Quilombos (Conaq) – Brasil
  18. Coordenação Nacional de Entidades Negras (CONEN) – Brasil  
  19. Design Action Collective – Estados Unidos
  20. East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) – Estados Unidos
  21. Equality Labs – Estados Unidos
  22. FIAN Colombia – Colombia
  23. FIAN International
  24. Florida Immigrant Coalition – Estados Unidos
  25. Focus on the Global South
  26. Foro de Abogadas/os de Izquierda- Red de Abogados/as Demócratas (FAI-RADE) – España
  27. Friends of the Earth Africa
  28. Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific – FoE APAC
  29. Friends of the Earth Europe
  30. Friends of the Earth International (FoEI)
  31. Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho (Fespad) – El Salvador
  32. Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
  33. Grassroots International
  34. Grupo de Mujeres de San Cristóbal Las Casas, AC. – México
  35. Haití Survie – Amigos de la Tierra Haití
  36. Indigenous Climate Action – Estados Unidos
  37. Indigenous Environmental Network – Estados Unidos
  38. International Federation of Rural Adult Catholic Movements (FIMARC)
  39. Just Transition Alliance – Estados Unidos
  40. Katarungan – Philippines
  41. La Vía Campesina Internacional (LVC)
  42. Levante Popular da Juventude – Brasil
  43. Marcha Mundial das Mulheres Brasil (MMM) – Brasil
  44. Matahari Women Workers’ Center – Estados Unidos
  45. Mexico Solidarity Project – Estados Unidos
  46. Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante – América del Norte
  47. Movimento de Atingidos por Barragens (MAB) – Brasil
  48. Movimento de Mulheres Camponesas (MMC) – Brasil
  49. Movimento de Pequenos Agricultores (MPA) – Brasil 
  50. Movimento de Pescadores e Pescadoras Artesanais (MPP) – Brasil
  51. Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) – Brasil
  52. Movimento pela Soberania Popular na Mineração (MAM) – Brasil
  53. Mujeres Libres COLEM A.C. – México
  54. Mundubat – País Vasco
  55. Observatorio de las Multinacionales en América Latina (OMAL)
  56. Otros Mundos Chiapas – Amigos de la Tierra México
  57. Pastoral da Juventude Rural (PJR) – Brasil
  58. Pastoral da Juventude Rural (PJR) – Brasil
  59. Paz con Dignidad – Espãna
  60. People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Justice (PODER) – Estados Unidos
  61. Progressive Technology Project – Estados Unidos
  62. Rede Nacional de Médicas e Médicos Populares – Brasil
  63. REDES – Amigos de la Tierra Uruguay
  64. Sempreviva Organização Feminista (SOF) – Brasil
  65. Soldepaz Pachakuti – España
  66. Transnational Institute (TNI) – Holanda
  67. União da Juventude Socialista (UJS) – Brasil
  68. Unión Tierra y Vida – Ecuador
  69. Uniterre – Suiza  
  70. URGENCI – Internacional
  71. Via Campesina Brasil – Brasil
  72. WhyHunger – Estados Unidos
  73. World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP)
  74. World March of Women International (WMW)

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