Saturday, July 31, 2004

Free Ingrid Betancourt

The United States has waged a campaign of war in Colombia under different pretexts - the fight against Communism, Drugs, Rebels, civil war, and what not. Colombia represents one of the longest conflicts in South America. American military aid to Colombia is one of the reasons for this perpetuating cycle of violence. Of course, the systematic repression of human rights, lack of freedom and civil rights, and economic exploitation of the people and its land are the reasons on the ground. US citizens can write to their representatives to change the direction of aid from military to social causes and help solve some problems for Colombia. Link to Amnesty International's Colombia actions.


Ingrid Betancourt Posted by Hello

A socially responsible popular government in Colombia will help to cool down the fighting. In February 2002, Ingrid Betancourt the Green Party Presidential candidate for Colombia was kidnapped by Colombian guerrillas. The Colombian government, a close ally of the US, has refused to negotiate with the rebels for her release. Instead, military action against the rebels has caused the execution of many hostages. The Colombian government has conveniently forgotten the more than 3,000 hostages currently being held. The Campaign to Free Ingrid Betancourt has actions and committees around the world to help free her.

Solidarity with the people and workers everywhere. No occupation! No repression! Freedom and dignity for all people! Link to Green Parties around the world.

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