What the Establishment is trying to legitimate is nothing but the absolute reign of arbitrariness in a country that is described as a model.
Written by: Timoshenko, commander-in-chief of the FARC-EP
The justice minister, son of Dr. Reyes Echandía who was slaughtered by the National Army during the retaking of the Palace of Justice in 1985, joins the excitement generated within the ruling classes and their mainstream press, because of the absurd sentencing of militias of the FARC-EP by an Indigenous Assembly in Cauca.
"One would say that the idea is to make the guerrillas disappear to guarantee the broadest possible market for the transnationals"
Written by: Timoshenko, Commander-in-Chief of the FARC-EP
Last week, visiting Madrid, President Santos benefited from the important role of James Rodr?guez and Carlos Bacca, respectively playing for Real Madrid and Sevilla, speaking of them as an expression of that joyful, prosperous Colombia, with faith in its future. Colombians are now being part of the 'elites of excellence', being the projection of a modern country with growing importance in the world, he stated categorically.
Written by: Timoshenko
The High Command of the Block Iv?n R?os, which operates in the northwest of the country, has already revealed what truly happened on September 16 on the road between Puerto Libertador and Tierradentro. Our comrades adequately explain the facts and also released the military report of the ambush against a unit of the National Police.
We had already made some written comments on the discourse of President Santos, which he showed once again in his recent inauguration. We have also pointed out the total alignment of the mainstream media with the ruling class. The two, including 'Center Uribe' (Centro Democrático, NT), get greatly upset when we do not express what they want to hear from us.
On the night of November 4, 2011, Colombia and the rest of the world were informed about the news of the death of Comandante Alfonso Cano after a military operation in the department of Cauca. Successively, the details of the event were being revealed. It was described as an intense aerial bombardment, along with a long strafing, which had left the guerrilla leader isolated and unarmed early in the morning.
At the peace talks in Havana, all our power lies in our ideas and the only weapon we have is the truth
The issue of victims that will soon be discussed at the Peace Talks in Havana has generated a huge barrage against the FARC-EP in the mainstream press. Even those who strive to look neutral, warning that the responsibility of government officials involved in illegal conduct should also be taken into account, end up being part of the general chorus according to which we are the worst offenders.
Always incisive, the President repeats almost literally the same phrases in all possible national and international scenarios.
Its content has become a commonplace; cliché sentences which are easily understood by anyone, but which actually don't express much. His version of the national reality could be summarized in short sentences like "a model country for economic and social development", with the best rates in every sense: in growth, in employment, in reducing poverty and misery, in the race against inequality, in education and whatever you want to add.
Regarding the most recent release of the National Secretariat of the FARC-EP and the facts behind it, many things have been said. Although we always learn about our actions through the mass media, universal champions of distortion and hoax, we are still quite impressed by the news about the new malicious avalanche against us.
What they are after with eavesdropping
The successive scandals regarding the interception of telephones, emails and other forms of communication used today, want, among other things, to build the idea in the public mind that everything is controlled by power. Somehow, though many people feel their privacy is being violated and express their outrage, they also get adapted to the idea that it is something inexorable and that it is useless to fight against.
Unraveling ideas: War is not as they paint it
State violence will always generate struggle, so it is an essential prerequisite to end it if we want to achieve peace. It's the only way to end the conflict.