Students In Colombia Live Under The Gun

Machetera says-

Welcome to Colombian public university, where for at least the last ten years, the Colombian armed forces and paramilitaries associated with the (U.S. puppet) government of Álvaro Uribe and that of Pastrana before him, have been rolling tanks, harassing, threatening and even killing students who dare to express their opposition to the regime. Meanwhile Colombian corporate media and politicians mock dissenting students who as a result, wish to conceal their identity and the universities quietly hand the government the databases it desires.

The link which follows will take you to a video documentary (in 3 consecutive parts) which includes eyewitness accounts from the besieged Colombian university students. The contrast between the story these students tell and that which is presented by the media subservient to Uribe couldn’t be clearer. The documentary was translated and subtitled by, naturally, the Tlaxcala global network of translators for linguistic diversity.

As Otto notes you don’t hear about this but you do hear about protests in Venezuela because Venezuela allows it, it’s a democracy. I would also add Uribe is our elite’s favoured narco/death squad connected man, the US muppet, so English media are not so forthcoming with giving us the full picture while rejoicing in turmoil in Latin Left countries. So here is the blogworld doing the job corporate media have abdicated. View the translated documentary Here.

7 Responses to “Students In Colombia Live Under The Gun”

  1. Rafael Says:

    I expect to see the same here soon. People are pissed at the current Colonial goverment and threats are flying.

  2. RickB Says:

    That’s pretty alarming, I get the feeling there is a tipping point ahead, the US reasserts authority or it realises that era is over, how Honduras turns out could be key.

  3. ralfast Says:

    It’s already begun. Last Friday police shock units entered a high school and 9 students who, they claimed, had hurled bottles and eggs at the governor (a slimy neoliberal/pro-statehood git who has already fired over 20,000 goverment workers in such key areas as education, child services and the office for women’s rights).

    Marches and a general strike are planned for 15 October.

    People around here are really pissed.

    • RickB Says:

      More Shock Doctrine, hope the strike is effective and the cops don’t use it to create violence.

      • ralfast Says:

        They rarely do, unless they can go after college kids or younger. The death squads (and they exists) work like the Mafia, they after the families of key leaders whose death’s are covered by the ubiquitous charge of “drug related”.

  4. libhomo Says:

    The corporate media keep portraying Columbia as a democracy. What a joke.

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