Colombia miners strike over coal boss concession demands

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020
March supports strike of El Cerrejón open-pit coal miners Oct. 9 in Villanueva, Colombia. Banner says, “No to the death shift,” opposing bosses’ demand for dangerous work schedule.

Hundreds of miners, family members and supporters from indigenous, Afro-Colombian and other groups marched through the streets of Riohacha and several other towns in the Northeast region of Colombia Oct. 9 to support the strike at El Cerrejón open-pit coal…


Protests in Colombia, Chile resist government attacks

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Days after hundreds of thousands of union workers, students, indigenous and farmers joined anti-government actions across Colombia, protests and strikes continued in Bogota Nov. 25.

A wave of protests by working people is shaking capitalist regimes from Chile to Ecuador to Colombia today. And they are a challenge to Washington’s progress in asserting its imperialist sway in the hemisphere.  New governments elected in Ecuador and…