Solidarity statement for Bolivian conscientious objectors


Colombian conscientious objectors (COs), through Asamblea Nacional de Objetores y Objetoras de Conciencia (The National Assembly of Conscientious Objectors), have released a statement in solidarity with war refusers in Bolivia. The constitutional court has recently ruled against a CO, José Miguel Orías. The statement ends 'We furthermore show support for objectors such as Ignacio Orías Calvo, along with all of the teachers who strive to enforce nonviolent mentalities; with all of the women who every day have to face the deadly consequences of a damaging, chauvanistic patriarchy; and with the thousands of young indigenous and farmers that even today, 500 years after the violent conquest, are still needing to be “civilized” under the slogan “God and Country.”


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