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A time to Listen July 21, 2008

Posted by habeshaviews in What's on the News?.

Again ,close to a million people gathered yeasterday  through out  Colombia  making calls for peace and, the release of hostages held by the Revolutionary Arms Forces of Colombia (Farc). The country has been through decades of armed conflict escalated by inequalities,drugs, ideologies, kidnappings…etc.

The gathering came a few weeks after the rescue of 15 hostages including Ingrid Betancourt, former Presidential candidate,in an operation that would beat any Bond movie.


A few months back, in Feb this year, another march was held making the same calls. This one which started as a facebook group was able to mobilize hundreds of thousands of people through out the world with in just a month´s time. The facebook group, `One Million Voices Against the FARC`,  was criticized for targeting the FARC and ignoring the dynamics and interests of the conflict in Colombia.

Whatever the case, the fact that millions are willing to gather up making the same demands over and over again shows they are tired of conflicts and are looking for peace.

May be , time to listen!



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