World Popular Resistance Clippings 2/15/2013

Rail workers on strike in Khashuri

TBILISI, DFWatch–Around 800 rail workers in Khashuri in central Georgia went on strike Wednesday,demanding increased salaries and to restore benefits which they used to have years ago.

There are no staff available on the railway section between Zestaponi further west and Gori closer to Tbilisi, but Georgian Railway [...]

Thousands protest aerial fumigation of coca in Colombia

Bogota – More than 5,000 Afro-Colombians blocked roads between the western province of Choco and the interior of Colombia to protest the aerial spraying of coca fields with pesticides.

The illegal harvests are sprayed from the air with glyphosate, a practice that has very bad effects on human health, food crops and water sources, an [...]

3 Chinese oil workers kidnapped by Colombian rebels

BOGOTA — Three Chinese workers for the British oil company Emerald Energy have been taken hostage in southern Colombia, officials said Thursday, blaming the kidnapping on FARC guerillas.

A fourth foreigner, who was working as a translator, was also taken hostage, said Edilberto Ramon Henido, secretary of the local government in southern Caqueta department, but [...]