On 24 August 2016, the citizens of Colombia saw the end of the last remaining war in the western hemisphere, they wish to invite the citizens of the world to join them in the celebration of a new era: peace in the Americas.  

Here is their message:
We honor this milestone for peace in the world and ask for global support of a cease-fire reached by understanding, not by force, and rejoice for an accomplished outcome, not a utopian ideal.
Because we believe that this transformation is a precedent for change in other countries where war is still an atrocious reality, we hereby invite citizens of all countries who believe that peace is attainable to take action:

  1. Draw the universal peace symbol ☮ on the palm of your hand.
  1. Take a selfie showing your hand and share on social media with #Peace4Colombia.

Or, share the universal peace symbol ☮ in any form with #Peace4Colombia on social media. These actions will take place starting on September 21st, International Day of Peace, through October 2nd, the day Colombians will vote on the agreement to end the armed conflict.

Follow @PeaceForCOL.


¡Peace is at hand!


A view on Colombia

Colombia’s literary hero Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought magical realism to the world, and with it a view of Colombia that few have seen. Colombia is a country that lies somewhere between the magical and the realistic, the concrete and the abstract. It is a country of contradiction and with that, a country of transformation. Colombia […]

via Colombia: A Country of Contradiction — snapshotsandsunscreen

Popaganda supports Colombia!!

Thank you Popaganda for giving all the money from merch sales to the Urban Violence Projects run by Red Cross in Colombia.

The on-site Carlings festival store sold the merch and the Colombia lounge helped bring awareness to Carlings For Colombia and the challenges Colombians face every day.

Thumbs up for Popaganda & Carlings!

Have a great weekend!


Thank you Popaganda & Carlings!                                                                    Photo: Ida “Bob” Dillan

Latest update from Colombia

Here is an update on the numbers of human beings the Colombian Red Cross have reached so far in 2016 within this Urban Violence Program. In the cities of Cali and Medellin at least 3.755 people have participated in project activities aiming to mitigate the humanitarian consequences of violence.
This also includes helping youth to have meaningful activities in their free time within areas generally affected by violence.

This is very good news, it shows that the work Red Cross are doing is slowly but surely showing results. In quoting Alice Cooper: “We Still Got a Long Way to Go
– at least this is going in the right direction


Young man showing love for his neighborhood Potrero Grande. Cali, Colombia 2016                                                                                                                                                     Photo: Peter Diaz


#violenceisnoise #silencetheviolence #nogunsallowed #paz #libertad #colombia #cruzroja


Carlings has decided to have a Carlings For Colombia campaign i all stores world wide. We will have some amazing merch for sale as well as a round-up campaign to help support The Red Cross’ work in Colombia. This campaign starts October 17th 2016. Please feel free to drop by a Carlings store in that period to check out
Carlings For Colombia.
This is incredibly exciting, our goal is to gather as much money as possible while bringing awareness to a very important project.

Stay tuned & thank you for your support!!


#violenceisnoise #silencetheviolence #libertad #paz #nogunsallowed