Colombia: a mercenary state serving US imperialism

In the two days after Oliver Dodd published this article in the Morning Star newspaper on 4th December, Colombia’s state again sent highly trained commandos into Venezuelan territory as part of two separate covert operations falling under the strategic rubric of “hybrid warfare”, assassinating alias Romaña and alias Paisa, two of the five secretariat members… Read More Colombia: a mercenary state serving US imperialism

Colombia: under a hail of bullets, workers and peasants refuse to retreat

The Duque government is slipping back into Latin America’s old methods of controlling the poor — from the streets of Bogota, OLIVER DODD reports on the explosion of state terrorism and the resistance it has provoked ON APRIL 28 millions of Colombians answered calls to take to the streets to oppose tax reforms proposed by… Read More Colombia: under a hail of bullets, workers and peasants refuse to retreat

Exposing Colombia’s dirty counter-insurgency operations

Researcher OLIVER DODD draws on interviews and field work to look at some of the tactics that the Latin American state, with the support and guidance of the US, has used against Marxist rebels in its 50-year civil war IN the late 1990s and early 2000s when Colombia’s civil war existentially threatened capitalist interests in… Read More Exposing Colombia’s dirty counter-insurgency operations