Talkin' 'Tina - Colombia Fights the Plan w/ Santi


Manage episode 292127191 series 2516370
Van Jamie Peck, Sean KB and AP Andy, Jamie Peck, Sean KB, and AP Andy, ontdekt door Player FM en onze gemeenschap - copyright toebehorend aan de uitgever, niet aan Player FM. Audio wordt direct van hun servers gestreamd. Klik de abonneren-knop aan om updates op Player FM te volgen of plak de feed URL op andere podcast apps.

For this episode of our side project on Latin American history and politics, we talk to a Human Rights lawyer from the Colombian movement Congreso del Pueblos about the recent uprising against far-right President Ivan Duque's pandemic austerity measures, and the brutal repression that followed.

Earlier this year Duque proposed a new tax on consumer goods, a regressive tax disproportionately effecting the poor population already struggling against booming unemployment. A series of nationwide strikes against the tax and austerity called for late April turned out to be far more massive than anyone had predicted, overcoming some of the deep divisions between the popular movements and Duque's base. But the dozens of deaths, disappearances, countless beatings and sexual assaults that followed have only galvanized the struggle further--and our guest has concluded that the State has "already lost."

Special thanks to Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Relevant reading:

Song: Dead Hero - Dime quevas hacer?

Previous episodes of Talkin' 'Tina on Peru, Brazil, and Argentina are available for our Patreon subscribers

193 afleveringen