Democracy Now! — Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

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A historic peace accord has been signed between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government. This is seen as a crucial first step to ending the 52-year conflict, which is estimated to have killed approximately 220,000 and displaced more than 5 million.

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A historic peace accord has been agreed between FARC and the Colombian government. Here FARC leader Timoleón Jiménez orders the group to lay down arms. Image: video still

A historic peace accord has been signed between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government. This is seen as a crucial first step to ending the 52-year conflict, which is estimated to have killed approximately 220,000 and displaced more than 5 million.

The agreement must now be ratified by a national referendum, and is likely to face opposition from the country’s right wing, including its former president.

We are honored to offer this broadcast as part of our affiliation with the Pacifica Network. Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

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Eric has completed the 2016 Midyear Reading, BALANCE. We strongly recommend you get all 12 signs. If you prefer, choose your individual signs here. Photo by European Southern Observatory.

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