Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7th at 11am Eastern / 10am Central / 8am Pacific, we will present our report, From the Beginning to the End: The United States in the Colombian Armed Conflict, to Colombia’s Truth Commission.
The presentation of the report by SOA Watch staff and allies to Colombia’s Truth Commission will be publicly transmitted via the following official Truth Commission platforms TOMORROW:
(ENGLISH) Colombian Truth Commission’s International Support Facebook Page:
We will be reposting both the English and the Spanish versions of the event on our Facebook, so you can also check it out there: https://www.facebook.com/Schooloftheamericaswatch
The event is free, and all are welcome!
Over recent months, SOA Watch staff and researchers have been working with members of FOR Peace Presence (FORPP) and the International Christian Service in Solidarity with the Peoples of Latin America Oscar Arnulfo Romero (SICSAL) on this report outlining the history and devastating impacts of US intervention — particularly military intervention — on the human rights and dignity of Colombian civil society. Following the 2016 signing of the Peace Accords between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP, Colombia’s then largest guerrilla group, the Truth Commission has been working courageously and diligently to clarify the truth, build historical memory, and make recommendations to safeguard the ‘no repetition’ of past atrocities. We are very grateful to contribute to, and support, this historical process — the internal armed conflict in Colombia does not exist in a vacuum and all its dimensions cannot be understood without analyzing the role of U.S. military and police “assistance”.
We recognize that we are living in a global pandemic and that many people are having financial hardships. If you have the means, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our ongoing work to research and publicly denounce the depths and devastating impacts of US- led and backed violence against our communities. We would not have been able to write this report without your political and financial support, and we are excited to share the content, analysis and recommendations with you over the coming weeks. Thank you for believing in our work — without you it would not be possible.
Brigitte, Candice, Dévora, Pablo, and Roy