IN THIS WEEK'S NEW STATESMAN MAGAZINE
11 October 2004
Is the British government helping to train Colombian military units suspected of killing trade unionists and campaigners against privatisation?
"Open letter to Bill Rammel, Parliamentary Under secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (responsible for human rights).
The Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective denounce to the National and International community, the following death threats against various members of SINTRAUNICOL- the University Workers Union.
On Saturday 30 October, a leaflet was delivered to the offices of SINTRAUNICOL in Bogotá, threatening several of the union leadership.
It read as follows:
Having been abducted by the current regime in Colombia, I find myself today in one of the jails designed under the Colombian Plan. But dignity and freedom of thought, like the phoenix transcend the bars and prison cells of State repression and tyranny.
On 17 November 2004 at about midday, paramilitaries delivered the following message to the headquarters of the regional CUT in Bucaramanga, Santander:
Former stockbroker joins forces with billionaire's son in ambitious attempt to 'bring down Coca-Cola' by devaluing drinks giant's shares
Thursday November 25, 2004
An anti-capitalist former stockbroker and the son of Sir James Goldsmith have launched an audacious attempt to halve the value of Coca-Cola's shares.
Durante 25 años, el sacerdote jesuita Javier Giraldo ha sido un constante defensor de los derechos humanos en Colombia y un crítico severo de la responsabilidad de los distintos gobiernos.
En 1988 ayudó a la creación de Justicia y Paz, una comisión intercongregacional que presta ayuda humanitaria y legal a colombianos que viven en zonas de intenso conflicto.
El sacerdote es un crítico del actual gobierno de Álvaro Uribe Vélez y en especial de su proceso de paz con los grupos paramilitares.
Coke Loses Another Legal Battle in Colombia
Queen's University Student Council voted on November 25th of back the worldwide boycott of Coca Cola called by Sinaltrainal. The Union's decision makes Queen's the third university in Ireland to lend its support to the boycott.