15 de Mayo: Día Internacional Por la Objeción de Conciencia: Toma Acción – Cuéntanos Tu Historia

FOR Peace Presence Monthly Update – April 2015

April 2015 marks two milestones for us: our work in the Puente Nayero Humanitarian Space in Buenaventura on the Pacific coast, and the El Mirador Temporal Humanitarian Space on the outskirts of Barranquilla, who celebrated their 1st birthday in April!

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We said farewell to Gale Virginia and Kaya, two incredible accompaniers whom we will greatly miss. We cannot thank them enough for their commitment and the love they shared with us!
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Court’s ruling suspends executive decision that seeks to auction around 20% of Colombia for mining projects

We present Tierra Digna’s press release on the suspension of Strategic Mining Areas in Colombia – published in Spanish by Tierra Digna on the 15th of May 2015.

On 15 May 2015, Colombia’s State Council, the country’s highest administrative court, suspended three executive decisions that had demarcated 516 specific zones as “Strategic Mining Areas” or “Mining Blocks.”

2015TDAEMThe Strategic Mining Areas cover 20,471,346.7 ha, approximately 20.3% of Colombia’s area. The national government demarcated said mining areas in order to auction them to private enterprises for large-scale exploration and exploitation of strategic minerals.

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The national government took a high-stakes administrative decision for the country: altering the productive land use of a vast number of rural territories, many of which have a natural vocation for agricultural activities and environmental conservation. In addition, the mining blocks overlap with ethnic and campesino territories without these peoples’ prior, free and informed consent. Finally, they include important ecosystems, such as the biogeographical regions of Chocó, the Amazon and the Colombian Massif.
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Suspendidas 516 Áreas Estratégicas Mineras que Ocupan el 20.3% del País

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Les compartimos un comunicado de Tierra Digna sobre la suspensión de Áreas Estratégicas Mineras, publicado el 15 de Mayo 2015.

El 15 de mayo de 2015, la Sección Tercera del Consejo de Estado ordenó la suspensión de los efectos jurídicos de las Resoluciones 180241 de 2012 emitida por el Ministerio de Minas y Energía; Y las Resoluciones 0045 de 20 de junio de 2012 y 429 de 27 de junio de 2013 emitidas por la Agencia Nacional de Minería, por medio de las cuales estas entidades crearon y delimitaron 516 zonas específicas denominadas Áreas Estratégicas Mineras o Bloques Mineros.

 

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15th of May: International Day of Conscientious Objection: Take Action – Tell Us Your Story

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We invite you hand in a video with your story to our partner ACOOC (Collective Action of Conscientious Objectors). Here is ACOOC’s invitation:

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Next Friday, May 15th, we celebrate the International Day for Conscientious Objection. This date marks a very important occasion to both remember all those who have historically refused to participate in war and to propose initiatives that may help to promote the demilitarization of society. It is a day for us to remember, to learn and unlearn and to think deeply about ourselves in order to devise a different society where no one is obligated to fight and to go to war.

On April 8 of this year several NGO’s presented a proposal for a “Social Peace Service” before the Peace Commission of the Colombian Congress.  Such Peace Service would be equivalent to the Mandatory Military Service in Colombia. For that reason we want to invite you to send us your videos to objecion@objetoresbogota.org. Please give your name, the organization to which you belong, the city and the country where you send the video from. Please answer the question: Which service would you provide to your community if you did not have to present the military service? You can also send a message in support of this proposal.

All videos will be published via social networks on the 15th of May with the hashtag #Serviciosocialpaz y #DiainternacionalOX

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15 de Mayo: Día Internacional Por la Objeción de Conciencia: Toma Acción – Cuéntanos Tu Historia

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Les invitamos a entregar un video a ACOOC (Acción Colectiva de Objetores y Objetoras de Consciencia). Compartimos la invitación de ACOOC:

acoocEl próximo viernes 15 de mayo se celebrara el día internacional por la objeción de conciencia. Esta fecha es muy importante para seguir construyendo propuestas que ayuden a la desmilitarización de la sociedad y visibilizar a quienes históricamente se han negado a participar en la guerra. Es un día que nos ayuda a recordar, aprender, desaprender y reencontrarnos para pensar en una sociedad diferente donde nadie tenga que tomar las armas o colaborar con la guerra en contra de su voluntad.

El pasado 08 de abril varias organizaciones sociales presentamos ante la Comisión de paz del Congreso de la República, la propuesta de crear un servicio social para la paz que sea equivalente al servicio militar obligatorio. Por tal motivo queremos invitarlos a que nos envíen sus vídeos a objecion@objetoresbogota.org indicando el nombre, la organización, ciudad, país y contestando la pregunta: ¿Qué servicio le prestarías a la comunidad si no tuvieras que prestar servicio militar? O enviando un saludo de apoyo a esta iniciativa.

Los vídeos se estarán publicando por redes sociales el 15 de mayo con el hashtag #Serviciosocialpaz y #DiainternacionalOX

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