Momentous Agrarian Strike Brings Colombian Government to Table

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by W.T. Whitney Jr. | MR Zine | Click HERE to read article

The divide in Colombia between poverty-stricken rural masses and land-hungry ruling elements is famous for leading to serious conflict.  Farmers, agricultural workers, truckers, and traditional miners revived that pattern on August 19 as they launched a nationwide agrarian strike.  Government repression, true to form, was not lacking.