The Colombian National Strike

Season 1 | Episode 4
30m | Jun 11, 2021

For over a month the people of Colombia, mostly youth, have been on the streets demonstrating against the far right government of Ivan Duque. What began as a protest against a tax reform that once again favoured the wealthy and punished the popular sectors has become arguably the most significant social uprising in modern times in the country. 

On the program we’ll speak with Blandine Juchs, a human rights defender from Quebec who has been based in Colombia for the past ten years. We’ll also hear from Hans Fhilip, a young Colombian photographer who has been on the front lines of the street demonstrations in Bogota as part of the “Primera Linea”. As well as Yarima Rojas, a Colombian woman living in Mexico City who has been organizing solidarity efforts with Colombia.

Music: New Tradition Music, Son Rompe Pera

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