Journal of the Communist Party of Australia
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ISSUE 48JUNE 2008
Interview with Raúl Reyes
On March 1, 2008 Colombian forces, with the assistance of the US military from their base in Manta, Ecuador, launched an attack on a camp of representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo – FARC-EP) located in Ecuador. They were in Ecuador for the negotiation of the humanitarian exchange of prisoners. Amongst those assassinated by the Colombian forces was the revolutionary commander Raúl Reyes, a member of the Secretariat of FARC and a well known and respected international spokesperson and negotiator for FARC. more ...
The Women of the FARC
Interview by Anna Pha
Colombia is a nightmare of human rights abuses including politically motivated killings, super-exploitation of workers and dispossession of peasant communities. While much of Latin America is now seeking solutions to the results of decades of neglect arising from the rule of privileged pro-US local elites, the government of Colombia is bogged down in a war on its own people. The bravery of the people in resisting this oppression is outstanding. more ...
Budget 2008-09: Pandering to the big end of town
by Anna Pha
On the surface the budget looks pretty ordinary. There are tax cuts, public service cuts, handouts to big business, a few environmental measures, assistance to various social groups, more money for the military, another budget surplus and the usual rhetoric about meeting the challenges of the 21st century and strengthening Australia’s economic foundations. The only difference is that what appears to be the usual rhetoric, is not. more ...
Special edition of AMR Issue 48 published in Spanish in 2014 to commemorate 50 years of FARC-EP and dedicated to the memory of Comrades who gave their lives in the patriotic and revolutionary struggle for peace with social justice in Colombia. more ...