Stop U.S. intervention! Stop Plan Colombia!
On Thursday, February 21, 2002, the Colombian Government of Pastrana broke off peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Pastrana, and the U.S. Generals who direct Colombias Military, began attacking the demilitarized Zone. Pilots bombed 85 locations within the Zone for Dialogue. This Zone, established to facilitate peace talks, has been the most peaceful part of Colombia because the Colombian Army and their Paramilitary death squads have not operated there. No longer. Plan Colombia has come to the Zone.
The U.S. directed Plan Colombia spends $2.1 billion of U.S. taxpayer money on deadly fumigations and a dirty war against the peoples movements. The U.S. fumigation campaign has only pushed more poor peasants to support the FARC and their demands for economic and social justice. The Paramilitary death squads now kill a trade unionist every other day for demanding better wages, work conditions, and a just society.
The demilitarized Zone has been threatened numerous times in the last few months as the U.S. "war on terrorism" has been directed at the people's struggle in Colombia. The U.S. State Department announced a new counter-insurgency effort last month. Now U.S. corporate oil interests, like Occidental Oil, are protected by Plan Colombia. The Bush-Cheney White House, following the Plan Colombia created by Clinton and Gore, want war, war, and more war. The Colombian peoples blood will flow to guarantee U.S. oil profits.
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