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Taking Protests Seriously

The poor debate about the current rural worker and ethnic communities strike shows that we still do not take social movements seriously. The blindspot is not only Santos’– “such strike does not exist,” he said during the marches in 2013– it extends to the media, the state, and the academy.

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The Wiwa People and the Ranchería Dam (Documentary)

In the 2005, the INCODER began the construction of the El Cercado Dam on the Ranchería River. The government issued the construction license for the dam violating the right of the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to prior consultation. In this documentary, members of the Wiwa People share how their physic and cultural survival was threatened by the construction and their means of resistance they have developed to challenge the Dam.

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