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Harper’s Free Trade Mantra: Hush, Rush, and Sign

July 1, 2008 Dawn Paley 0

Nov. 2007 Protest in Toronto

This January, after little more than 6 months of negotiations, the Canadian Government announced the completion of negotiations of the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Six months later, on June 7, 2008, Canada announced that negotiations for a controversial Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia were finalized.


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Colombia: Blood on Britain’s Hands

June 30, 2008 Jeremy Dear 0

Paramilitaries Patrol Medellin

National Union of Journalists General Secretary Jeremy Dear says the British government must reverse its support for the Uribe government and work with other European powers to help find a peaceful and just solution to Colombia’s civil war.


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Colombia: Indigenous Self Defense in Times of War

June 25, 2008 Raúl Zibechi 0

Cauca, Colombia

The Cordillera Central is one of the prime regions torn by the war between the Colombian military and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). The rural population, which is mostly lower class and of indigenous decent, and consequently the sector of the Colombian populous most dramatically hit by the armed confrontations, defends itself through the "Indigenous War." […]

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Paramilitaries Threaten Canadian Embassy in Bogotá

June 16, 2008 Micheal Ó Tuathail 0

BOGOTÁ-Little more than a week after the Canadian government announced the completion of free trade talks with Colombia, that country’s national daily, El Tiempo,  reports that the Águilas Negras (Black Eagles), a violent right-wing paramilitary organization, has sent threatening emails to the Canadian Embassy in Bogotá. […]

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