Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP) - “Video for Peace”
Posted on the FARC website before going viral via video-sharing sites and mainstream outlets, the clip shows what appear to be FARC rebel fighters sporting Che Guevara shirts and rapping FARC’s perspective on the conflict’s history and the rebels’ readiness for peace. The “Video for Peace” repeats “I’m going to Havana” in reference to where the peace talks will supposedly end once the first round wraps in Oslo, Norway.
Within hours of the video’s release, Twitter was ablaze with feedback from both sides of the negotiation table, prompting one blogger to call the move “creative diplomacy” and note it forces the world to see rebel fighters as everyday people. The video, combined with its coverage by media giants like CNN and BBC, has received tens of thousands of hits on YouTube.