Pacifist Resistance to Human Rights Violations Against the Paez/Nasa Peoples of Columbia

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Pacifist Resistance to Human Rights Violations Against the Paez/Nasa Peoples of Columbia
This study analyzes the human rights violations and the struggle to reclaim stolen land from the indigenous Nasa peoples in Columbia. By analyzing the massacre at Cauca in the Huella community in 1991, the right-wing Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) removed 3,000 people from their land. This human rights violation forced many Nasa peoples to become landless and have no access to farming and food. In turn, the Nasa when into local arid locations (owned by the government) and took their own farming lands out of necessity. In essence, the human rights violations against these the Nasa peoples sparked a pacifist "land grab revolution" and a protest...
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.....ecial citizens, resulting in a continual line of victories that has gradually improved their solidarity within the hostile violence of leftist and rightist paramilitary groups that terrorize them and steal their land. The importance of pacifist resistance has been a historical crucial element in the process of recalling stolen land taken from the indigenous Nasa people from the Columbian government.
Works Cited
Leon, Jorge and Joanne Rappaport. “Indigenous Organizing in Colombia and Ecuador.” 1995. Solidairty-us.org. April 17, 2011. <http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/2570>
Rappaport, Joanne. Intercultural Utopias: Public Intellectuals, Cultural Experimentation, and Ethnic Pluralism in Colombia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.