Archive - Feb 4, 2008

COLOMBIA: A False Dilemma--to march or not to march in protest against the FARC

We, the members of the Human Rights Workers Forum of Barrancabermeja and the Middle Magdalena (Espacio), who have suffered with the armed social conflict, are deeply concerned by the winds of intolerance, the promotion of hatred and the spurring of polarization in civil society, that throughout history has left the victims naked and unprotected in the face of the armed actors of the Colombian conflict.

... Given this, in response to the call to participate in the march on February 4, the social and human rights organizations signed below have decided not to participate in the march, in order to draw attention to the false dilemma presented to the Colombian people by the Government.