Santrich was traveling by a truck in Venezuela when it was attacked by Colombian commandos. "The truck carrying the commander (Santrich) was attacked with rifle fire and grenades," the statement of Segunda Marquetalia said, adding that the Colombian commandos left in a helicopter following the attack.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP), today known as "Segunda Marquetalia", reported yesterday the assassination of Jesús Santrich, during a Colombian Army operation in Venezuela.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Friday, August 30, 2019
"While there is a will to fight, there' ll be hope of winning". This is the title of the manifesto released by guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) who announced the continuation of the armed struggle against the bourgeois state.
In a 32-minute video featuring Ivan Marquez, a leading figure of FARC, alongside Jesus Santrich and other ex-rebels, the colombian guerrillas denounced the "betrayal" of the 2016 peace agreement by the Colombian state.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement, expressing its solidarity to FARC rebel Jesús Santrich and the political prisoners in Colombia.
More specifically, the statement writes:
"The FARC political prisoners who are still detained in the prisons of Colombia have started a new hunger strike, in solidarity with Jesús Santrich, leader of the FARC and the political party that they created after the Havana agreements, who remains detained by the Colombian authorities. The unacceptable detention of Jesús Santrich was made at the request of the United States.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
|Members of right-wing paramilitary terrorist |
group in Colombia.
"It is better not to say anything, it is better not to talk, not to speak, it is better to be silent to stay alive," a local priest said.
The murder of a social activist has become an almost weekly news event in Colombia as more than 100 community leaders have been killed over the past year by right-wing paramilitaries, Empire Files Abby Martin reports.
Just a year after the signing of what was thought to be the monumental movement towards peace with the country’s largest guerrilla group and Colombian government calling a truce, the violence targeting union and social leaders has rocketed.
Friday, June 30, 2017
The Delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament issued the following statement:
"We express our solidarity with the dozens of FARC-EP fighters and other political prisoners who have launched a hunger strike in Colombia's prisons for their release.
We denounce the Colombian government which while relying on its Agreements to maintain the status of persecution, repression and terrorism, continues to hold thousands of political prisoners imprisoned despite its commitments.
Friday, May 12, 2017
On the occassion of the 87 years since the birth of the Colombian guerrilla leader, founder of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (FARC-EP) Manuel "Tirofijo" Marulanda (1930-2008), we remember some basic aspects of his life.
Friday, October 14, 2016
On the developments in Colombia.
Οriginally published in 'Rizospastis', 9 October 2016.
As is well-known, on Sunday 2 October, the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) was put to a referendum. In the referendum, where only the 37% of the eligible voters participated, the agreement was rejected by a 50.2% vote.
The agreement was finalized after four years of negotiations that took place in Oslo and Havana and aimed at putting an end to the armed conflict which began in 1964, when FARC-CP was founded as a response to the attack of the bourgeois army against the rural population of the Marquetalia region (1). At the same time, it had been announced that talks will also be pursued with the country’s other significant guerrilla organization, the National Liberation Army (ELN).
Monday, August 22, 2016
FARC guerrilla fighter and delegate in the peace negotiations, Alexandra Nariño, speaks to teleSUR about her 14 years with the rebel army / Source: telesurtv.net.
Alexandra Nariño is not Colombian, yet the impending end of the South American country’s 50-year civil war between the government and left-wing rebel forces represents “enormous happiness” for her.
That’s because the Dutch national has been fighting within Colombia’s FARC guerilla army for 14 years. After living in the jungle in FARC camps for about a decade, for the last four years Nariño has played a key role in the peace process in Havana, Cuba, that aims to transition Colombia out of the longstanding internal conflict and toward a new era of peace.