Teachers and Students demonstrating in Colombia last Year Teachers in Colombia are to strike on September 4th and 5th They are demanding rejection of right wing president Juan Manuel Santos's anti-social and neo-liberal agenda and the freezing of the process of privatising education. They are also calling for the protection of teachers and respect for their human rights and the implementation of  the accord signed by the union FECODE and the Ministry of Education in June of this year. There will be demonstrations in all the provincial capitals and in Bogota, the capital on September 5th.  Students are also taking action on the 5th September to demand proper commitment on the part of the government to Higher Education and an end to privatisation. Colombia is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a trade unionist and in particular a teacher trade unionist. Many teacher activists are murdered every year in that country. Therefore it is imperative that messages of support and solidarity be sent to them. Please email:  presidencia@fecode.edu.co and copy prensa@fecode.edu.co with messages of support and also place comments of support after this post.