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WFTU Statement in Solidarity with Colombian Farmers

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its full and unconditional solidarity and support with the farmers in Colombia who are facing repression and death threats to stop their collective struggle.

These practices aim to silence all those who struggle for better working conditions, adequate salaries, and dignified living conditions.  We are standing on the side of the farmers of Colombia.   These practices will fail.  The international class-oriented trade union movement strongly and unequivocally condemns the threats, blackmails, prosecutions, attacks, murders, and other crimes by paramilitary groups.

We demand in the strongest terms the government of Colombia to immediately implement all the necessary measures to protect the life of all trade unions and activists and to ensure the full respect of all political, democratic, and trade union rights and freedoms.

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