#SOSColombia Urgent Help For Activists in Colombia

Colombians have been mobilizing since April 28th in a National Strike that has continued now for several days throughout the country. The Colombian people are mobilizing against several issues from governmental mismanagement and corruption to tax reforms that seek to place a raised sales tax on basic needs and income taxes on previously exempt incomes (retirement pensions, etc).

On the first day, Wednesday April 28th, an unarmed 17-year old was shot and killed after the teen had kicked the police's motorcycle and ran from the police.
As of Friday the 30th, in Cali, more than 80 activists have been detained with many of them losing their personal items (phones, backpacks, wallets) while in police custody. 1 Activists has reported to have been sexually assaulted by police while in their custody. 2 activists are missing, 8 have been confirmed dead and several other deaths reported with Human Rights organizations unable to investigate further due to police repression and militarization of the city which has included special operation 'Anti-terrorists' being called in. 

Throughout the country, several other dead have been reported, and repression is expected to continue as the Colombian people are unwilling to accept the governments terrible management of the pandemic and the outrageous tax reforms that have seen even funerary expenses (previously exempt) added to the sales tax hike.

We will be sending all of the donations to different organizations on the ground in Colombia so that they have the means to continue their struggle against the absurd corruption of the current government.  

Video from the human rights organizations on the ground reporting the deaths 


IMPORTANT  UPDATE: 


Our plan to get the collected funds to the beneficiaries is as follows; once the money is processed and cleared into our bank account we will then transfer the money to Paypal and Nequi to then transfer the money to several groups on the ground in Colombia. 

How will the funds be spent?

100% of the funds will be sent to legal civil organisation groups that are helping protestors in the cities of Medellin, Cali and Bogota with health and safety, legal defence, independent media reporting, and meals. In particular, we are going to be funding several medics brigades who have professional training and experience. We will also be funding legal defence organisations that are registered and have experience helping peaceful protestors. We wish to be completely transparent and we will therefore provide proof that the funds have been received by the stated groups in the form of receipts. 

The following organisations have been confirmed as recipients of the funds (once they clear into our account);
- Medicos de Calle Bogota 
- Brigada Estudiantil de Salud de la Universidad del Valle - Cali
- Consejo Regional Indigena del Cauca (CRIC)
- Rios Vivos - Medellin 
- La Olla de la Dignidad - Cali 
- Brigada Azul - Bogota 
- Resiste Buenaventura 
- Jahfrann - Independent Media/Community Support - Cali
- Felipe Orvi - Independent Media/Community Support - Buga
- Fundacion Guagua 
- Resistencia Anti-Racista - Cali 
- La Ceiba - Corporacion Defensora de los Derechos Humanos 
- Colectivo Chucho Minga
- Casa Kalocho 
- Bloque Popular de Salud -Medellin
- Red Latiendo - Cali
- Corporacion Para el Desarrollo - Cali
- Ciudad en Movimiento 
- Amalias - Cali/Medellin 
- Medios Libres Cali 
- Child Action Group - Pereira
 - Ciudad en Movimiento - Popayan 
- Aula y Palabra 




We will continue to update this section once we have confirmed more organisations.

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