CARAVANA REDHER 2015: FOR THE DEFENSE OF LIFE AND THE TERRITORY

BEGINS- 15 DE AGOSTO – BOGOTA

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INFO AND CONTACT

TEL: +57 321 280 1823

lacasa@redcolombia.org
redher@redcolombia.org


Context

Although the government of Juan Manuel Santos preaches a discourse of post-conflict and pro-peace on a national and international level, in the territories, the lives and most basic human rights continue to be threatened.

The Caravan for the Defense of Life and the Land seeks to visibilize the situation that the community, popular, and social organizations suffer on a daily basis in their attempt to create a more just country, in order to strengthen the defense of human rights.

The numbers show this reality that people face.

In 2014, 194 human rights defenders were attacked, and just in this year, more than 25 social activists and human rights defenders have been assassinated.

The structural inequality that afflicts Colombian society continues undisturbed. The development model for the country that the Government of Santos proposes, will continue to exclude the most vulnerable sectors of the society. Despite resistance generated by the social organizations, the government  incentivizes the initiatives for resource extraction and strengthens transnational entrepreneurship. The simple fact that there are 21 functioning mining and energy battalions in the army, is a testament to this government’s support for this model of development.

Although the peace talks in Havana have been going on for a while, the communities have seen few concrete changes. The army has yet to declare a cease to their hostilities in conflict zones.  In the cities, paramilitary groups continue to threaten human rights defenders and organizations. It is urgent to visibilize this situation with denunciations on a national and international level.

By respecting the autonomy of the territories and the basic rights of the people, there will be a more just, equal, and inclusive Colombia.

Why a caravan for the defense of life and the territory?

Caravans have been used as a tool to visibilize the problems of the Colombian people and their organizations on a national and international level. They have helped bring protection to vulnerable people and organizations, denounced the situations faced by Colombians, and supported the local struggles.

In the 2015 version, the Caravan of the organizations of La Red de Hermandad y Solidaridad con Colombia decided to change the format in order to visibilize a variety of issues such as rural, urban, mining and energy, environment, and carceral.

From August 15 to August 27 we will be travelling more than 1000 kms in the Colombian territory, leaving from Bogotá and arriving in Valledupar, in the north of the country.

In this caravan we will aim to make visible the variety of issues faced by different sectors of Colombia’s population and social movements. At the same time denouncing the environmentally unsustainable and repressive economic model. We will seek meet and learn from the communities in resistance in the regions, giving space to strengthen the proposals of local work.

Requirements
-send your full name, passport/identification number, and dates of arrival and exit from the country by email
-donation for international participants is 250 EUR to cover transportation, food, and other costs
-bring light warm clothing and comfortable shoes
-bring sleeping bag and if possible cutlery and a bowl for food servings

MORE INFO

  • TEL: +57 321 280 1823
  • www.redcolombia.org
  • lacasa@redcolombia.org
  • redher@redcolombia.org

 

CRONOGRAMA OFICIAL DE ACTIVIDADES

INICIO OFICIAL 15 DE AGOSTO – Bogotá – participantes deberán llegar antes de esa fecha.

DÍA 1: SÁBADO 15 ::::: RAFAEL URIBE URIBE, BOGOTÁ :::::
Foro sobre la Criminalización de la Protesta y de las Organizaciones sociales / Conmemoración y homenaje simbólico  al compañero Carlos Alberto Pedraza / Evento cultural /

DÍA 2: DOMINGO 16 ::::: CIUDAD BOLÍVAR, BOGOTÁ :::::
Conversatorio con la comunidad sobre la problemática socio ambiental / Experiencia de la Mesa local ambiental / Recorrido del territorio.

DÍA 3: LUNES 17 ::::: CÁRCELES DE BOGOTÁ :::::
Plantón frente a la Fiscalía exigiendo  justicia por el caso Carlos Pedraza / Visitas a las cárceles Picota, Buen Pastor y Combita. Interesados en las visitas: se necesita nombres completo y cédula para entrar hasta el 1ro de julio. Enviar a La Casa.

DÍAS 4 Y 5 : MARTES 18 Y MIÉRCOLES 19 ::::: BOYACÁ :::::
Trabajos contra el despojo en el Municipio de Buena Vista / Recorrida por territorios urbanos y rurales, conversatorios con procesos del Congreso de los Pueblos sobre contexto regional.

DÍA 6: JUEVES 20 ::::: SAN GIL, SANTANDER :::::
Recorrida por territorio y diálogo con actores en defensa del territorio contra la problemática minero energética.

DÍAS 7 Y 8: VIERNES 21 Y SÁBADO 22 ::::: BUCARAMANGA :::::
Visita a la cárceles de Chimitá, Modelo, Buen Pastor y Palo Gordo / Recorrida por territorio en lucha contra los procesos minero energéticos /

DÍAS 9 Y 10: DOMINGO 23 Y LUNES 24 ::::: SUR DE BOLÍVAR :::::
Denuncia y acciones contra los abusos de la policia antimotines (ESMAD) en las movilizaciones de las comunidades agromineras de la zona  / Recorridos por los territorios / Conservatorio y encuentro con las comunidades agromineras.

DÍAS 11 Y 12: MARTES 25 Y MIÉRCOLES 26 ::::: SUR DEL CÉSAR :::::
Articulación con los procesos de restitución de tierras / Caminata por territorios / Conversatorio con comunidad agrominera, problemática de violaciones a DDHH.

DÍA 13: JUEVES 27 ::::: VALLEDUPAR :::::
Visita e incidencia en la cárcel de Tramacua / Articulación con procesos sindicales del SINALTRAINAL.

(Se contemplan tareas de comunicación y elaboración a ajustar durante el recorrido, que sirvan luego para el Informe final de la Caravana 2015).

 

 

 

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