The FARC-EP consists of revolutionaries, convinced of the Marxist-Leninist theory, on which we base our struggle for political, social, economic and cultural change for our people. That is why we need to prepare ourselves politically and militarily. Therefore, we program a special space every day, called “cultural hour”.
The cultural hour is a moment at which, every day, after our daily activities, we gather to catch up on different topics, which we study and discuss. This, with the idea to prepare ourselves and analyze our politics, both at a national as international level. The themes we discuss are: news, literacy, world geography, world history, math, Marxist-Leninist ideology, Bolivarian ideas, history and documents of the FARC-EP, folksongs, theater, film, poetry and dance, among others. This expands our world view and reaffirms our conviction to fight in defense of the interests of the unprotected majority.
«With the war arsenal used by the capitalist system and, above all, the powerfully weapon called media, which have a harmful influence on the minds of people, many of us, before joining the FARC-EP, had another idea of the organization»
Building on the different capacities and talents of our militants, we also use this cultural space and time to regain the lost concept of culture, in which the state doesn’t invest, because all its efforts and resources are dedicated to war. Different governments, allied to the media and the church, have created a war machine for total destruction, atrophy in the minds of the youth, women and children around the world, with the aim of silencing, numbing and hindering people’s struggle.
With the war arsenal used by the capitalist system and, above all, the powerfully weapon called media, which have a harmful influence on the minds of people, many of us, before joining the FARC-EP, had another idea of the organization. But studying the facts, we note that an evil system has been present in all spaces and stages of our life, with the clear idea to hide or change the historical truth of the societies.
In the FARC-EP, every day, the education of guerrilla consciousness is encouraged, ie, we learn the truth about the origins of societies and their struggles. In addition, we are taught things that should enable us to make steps on the stairway to a better human being. The guerrilla combatants have to be prepared in all areas, both politically and militarily, to be able to counter, with arguments, the black propaganda of fascist governments, who strive to foment the war using their whole structure and superstructure.
«They spread their negative propaganda all over the world through radio, television, internet, etc., changing the media into a major actor of the Colombian conflict»
The government media campaign, dedicated to misrepresent our organization, denying our convictions, calling us narco-guerrillas and holding us responsible for the armed conflict in our country. They use all their technology against anyone who dares to think differently. They spread their negative propaganda all over the world through radio, television, internet, etc., changing the media into a major actor of the Colombian conflict.
It is necessary then to know the truth, to analyze, educate and prepare our political-military comandantes, capable of understanding the world, the Colombian reality and the necessity of the struggle for a New Colombia, with equal political, economic, social and cultural rights for everyone.
Nallely Córdoba, guerrilla fighter of the FARC-EP
Colombian jungle, October 30, 201