The wave of break-ins threatening the work of FOR and other groups in Colombia has entailed many days of work by our team in Colombia and the U.S, as we rally support for a full investigation and responses by officials in Washington and BogotÃ¡. Your participation has meant a lot to all of us. Amid all of this, we still need to replace the two computers that were stolen, a contingency that we had not budgeted for. We also need to replace clothes of a field team member that were stolen in the break-in.
So we are asking those of you able to do so to make a special contribution, beyond what you might have already planned, to help us replace these computers and supplies. In short, we need to raise some $3,500, quickly, so that our team can continue to function, accompany the Peace Community of San JosÃ© de ApartadÃ³, MedellÃn Youth Network, Antioquia Peasant Association, and others, and contribute to the movement to demilitarize U.S. policy in Colombia.