Today, tales of prisons. Beyond the prison-world western power has brought to Afghanistan, in Colombia a bitter class war has raged for generations. Once declared a war on communism and Marxist rebellion, now it is called a drug war. But Colombia’s “drug war” bears strange casualties; its prisons are full of detained activists, and unionists, and indigenous rights proponents, not the dope dealers you would expect. In fact, Colombia’s war today is against the underclass and indigenous, as it always has been.
Kevin Neish is just returned from a trip he took down Colombia way to bear witness to the trial of friend Liliany Obando, a social rights activist wrongly imprisoned for more than a year, and finally preparing to face Colombia’s version of justice. Kevin Neish in the first half.
And; Canadian freelance journalist Jon Elmer, living in and reporting from Occupied Palestine on a deeper newer wall for Gaza, and stirrings of a massive prisoner exchange from Israel in the coming weeks.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUv broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to keeps us current with Christmas on the streetz. But first, Kevin Neish and bearing witness for Liliany Obando.