The Black Women’s Movement in Defense of Life and the Ancestral Territories Marches For Peaces
April 9th 2015
On Thursday, April 9th, Colombian Society mobilized to support the ongoing Peace Talks between the Colombian State and the FARC Guerrilla’ s taking place in Cuba. The Black Women’s Movement in Defense of Life and Ancestral Territories and other Black Organizations participated in marches throughout the nation. These are their words:
The Black Women’s Movement in Defense of Life and the Ancestral Territories march to demand Peace in Colombia.
Their voices say that it is not possible to achieve Peace with the displacement of Black, Indigenous, and Peasant communities.
That it is not possible to achieve peace with the ongoing death threats to community leaders, the destruction of the territory through illegal and criminal mining.
That it is not possible to achieve peace while awarding unconstitutional mining titles, with torture sites in Buenaventura, with forced disappearances, with the racist and exclusionary practices of public employees and politicians.
Their voices say that it is not possible to advance true and lasting peace with engines of development that only generate violence, misery, poverty and destruction.