The liberation movement PFLP is the courageous exception in a region characterised by religious intolerance on all sides. PFLP is struggling for a free Palestine. The goal is a non-religious, democratic state where Jews, Muslims and other people can live in peace and harmony.
The Israeli occupation of Palestinian land has forced millions of Palestinians to refuge in miserable conditions. The United Nations has recognised the Palestinians’ right to armed resistance against the illegal Israeli occupation. PFLP is not only fighting against the Israeli army. PFLP also operates a number of social projects such as schools and health clinics in and outside refugee camps across the Middle East.
For decades the Colombian regime has prevented free elections by suppressing all peaceful opposition and criticism. The Colombian regime tortured and killed 4,000 members of the progressive party UP and the country has the world highest incidence of murders on trade union activists. Without other options young people, trade unionists, teachers and even priests have found it necessary to take up arms and join the largest guerrilla movement ever in Latin America – the FARC.
FARC is a political organisation with close historic ties to the rural population and social movements of Colombia. FARC is fighting for social justice and a fair distribution of the farm lands. FARC has liberated large parts of Colombia from the regime’s paramilitary death squads and FARC has sworn to fight the corrupt drug-government led by President Uribe. FARC has always followed a line of willingness to negotiations and have had peace negotiations with the governments of Colombia several times.