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Colombian public universities as a laboratory for state repression

artiste_359Ah, fall.  The beginning of the university year.  New classes.  New students.  New professors.  New ideas.  Death threats.  Disappearance. Murder.

Welcome to Colombian public university, where for at least the last ten years, the Colombian armed forces and paramilitaries associated with the (U.S. puppet) government of Álvaro Uribe and that of Pastrana before him, have been rolling tanks, harassing, threatening and even killing students who dare to express their opposition to the regime.  Meanwhile Colombian corporate media and politicians mock dissenting students who as a result, wish to conceal their identity and the universities quietly hand the government the databases it desires.

The link which follows will take you to a video documentary (in 3 consecutive parts) which includes eyewitness accounts from the besieged Colombian university students.  The contrast between the story these students tell and that which is presented by the media subservient to Uribe couldn’t be clearer.  The documentary was translated and subtitled by, naturally, the Tlaxcala global network  of translators for linguistic diversity.  Please redistribute it everywhere.

Click Here to View: Freedom and Rights at Colombian Public Universities