‘This is cultural genocide’

Indigenous communities in Colombia refuse to occupy an empty space in history, and believe their very cultural survival is at stake, reports Hazel Healy.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Education against the odds. Yemeni children attend classs in a school building damaged by a Saudi-led air strike in Taez.

Education otherwise

The world is full of extraordinary schools. We feature three inspirational stories about courageous teachers, second-chance education and progressive pedagogy in Yemen, South Sudan and Colombia.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Cajamarca celebrates a landslide victory after a popular vote against La Colosa mine.

Colombians put stoppers on mammoth goldmine

The people of Cajamarca have won an important battle against mining giant AngloGold Ashanti, writes Tatiana Garavito.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017

Action on Colombia

Organizations around the world that support human rights in Colombia.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Irrael Aguilar (left) is one of the indigenous Zenú leaders who lives under severe threats for his involvement in environmental struggles. He is accompanied by fellow leader Juan Urango.

‘We are slowly being killed by this mine’

The British-Australian mine of Cerro Matoso has been linked to birth defects, pollution, poverty and paramilitary pay-offs. Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik investigates.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Colombians cling to the glimpse of peace offered by the historic accord between FARC and the government.

Peace in Colombia?

Another shock referendum result – this time in Colombia. Tatiana Garavito assesses the chances of ending the longest conflict in the western world.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
The missing Ayotzinapa teachers remembered in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The fight goes on…

Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe, from this month's New Internationalist magazine.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

Calculating the environmental benefits of peace in Colombia

The costs of the 50-year conflict add up to ecocide. Doug Weir reports.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Cause for hope? The end to Colombia’s 50-year civil war may hasten an end to forced disappearances like those denounced above by a woman in Medellín in September.

Is the FARC peace deal something to celebrate?

Jonathan Glennie considers the implications of a historical handshake.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Police attack indigenous protesters at the 'Emperatriz' plantation where an activist was killed last April.

Resistance is fatal

Robin Llewellyn reports on the murder of environmentalists in Colombia.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

Reasons to be cheerful

Good news on fracking, FARC and femicide.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Displaced by blood and fire

Displaced by blood and fire

Jess Worth joins the Dirty Oil Tour to highlight human rights abuses by mining companies.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
Top: people in a makeshift camp in Chocó province seeking to return to land controlled by paramilitary-linked businesses; a street scene in Silvia, near Popayan, in the south, where there is a higher proportion of indigenous people. Middle: the capital, Bogotá, is famous for its graffiti;  but the smog-bound vista on the right shows its high-rise centre and how it sprawls. Bottom: tourism potential on the Caribbean coast; a quiet moment in Chocó province; ‘safe journey’ is the message from the army, which has made the roads secure but at a cost to human rights.

Country Profile: Colombia

The facts, figures, flag and photos from Colombia.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
Juan Manuel Santos: from hawk to dove?

Colombia: will peace prevail?

As guerrilla army FARC enter formal talks with government, Colombians are optimistic about an end to civil war, reports Jonathan Glennie.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
Podcast: child soldiers in Colombia

Podcast: child soldiers in Colombia


Seth Biderman
discusses the plight of children forced to fight in Colombia's civil war and what happens when they try to reintegrate into civil society

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
A stolen childhood: for those recruited into the
FARC’s rebel army, returning to civilian life is
a new challenge. This photo of a young girl
holding a weapon was found on the body
of a rebel killed in combat in 2008.

From child soldier to civilian - a tough transition in Colombia

Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers face a new battle - for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Brutish Petroleum

Brutish Petroleum

While the world focuses on its catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is also coming under fire from Colombian workers

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NI 434 - Life beyond growth - July, 2010

Teófilo Acuña

Colombian activist Teófilo Acuña on the danger of confronting paramilitaries.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Life beyond growth July, 2010
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
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