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Colombia : Genocidal Democracy

Colombia : Genocidal Democracy - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-1567510867

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ISBN13: 978-1567510867
ISBN10: 1567510868
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Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Published: 1996
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Colombia : Genocidal Democracy - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-1567510867

Javier Giraldo

ISBN13: 978-1567510867
ISBN10: 1567510868
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Common Courage Press

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This book, published by Common Courage Press in 1996, is no longer in print. However, in view of continuing violence in Colombia and recent proposals by the US Government to increase military aid, we are making it freely available online.

This proposed military aid--cash, weapons, training, and US troops--continues a history of US support for a system that, according to Father Giraldo's Inter-congregational Commission of Peace and Justice, produced over 67,000 victims of political violence between 1988 and 1995. Under the guise of drug interdiction, this action will no doubt fuel the existing violence and do little to stop the production of narcotics. The history exposed in this book will make clear the folly of this approach to narcotics production in Colombia and make you wonder to what end US involvement is really intended. Please read this information, use it, and spread it around.


Author Bio

Giraldo, Javier S. J. :

Father Giraldo was born in Colombia in 1944. He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Universidad Javeriana en Bogota and then Social Sciences at the University of Paris in France. He worked as a parish priest at a popular neighborhood in Bogota; then as a researcher at the prestigious Centro de Investigacion y Educacion Popular (CINEP) in Bogota at the Department of Urban Affairs and at the Office for Human Rights.
In 1988 he became Executive Director of the Comision Intercongrecacional de Justicia y Paz, from the Conferencia de Religiosos de Colombia which is an umbrella organization of more than 55 Catholic Religious Congregations such as Jesuits, Franciscans, and Salesians.
He has also been the Secretary for Latin America of the Permanent Tribunal of the People's for the Session on Impunity for Crimes against Humanity in Latin America (1989-91).

Table of Contents

Map
Acknowledgments


Introduction:
The Culture of Fear, by Noam Chomsky
Victims of Political Violence 1988-1995

Political Killings:
A Regional Comparison

Behind the Stereotype:
Human Rights in Colombia

Paramilitarism:
A Criminal Policy of the State Which Devours the Country

A Call to Action:
What You Can Do

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