29 Jul '16, 8pm

Colombia's U'wa: Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

For decades, the U'wa indigenous people of Colombia have been an inspiration to others around the world, including everyone at Amazon Watch. With vision, persistence and courage, they have repeatedly demanded their rights and overcome the daunting forces arrayed against them. Their admirable qualities were on full display this past week, culminating on Wednesday. Late into the night the U'wa reached a hard-fought agreement with the government of Colombia, securing renewed commitments and resources to strengthen U'wa territory and respect for their rights. How they got there was a long road, and one in which Amazon Watch supporters played an important role. Beginning in March, the U'wa Indigenous Guard launched a series of nonviolent actions to establish what they call "territorial control" in different locations across their territory. First was the mobilization around Mou...

Full article: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2016/0729-colombias-uwa-bendi...

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