Colombia Solidarity Campaign
PO Box 8446,
London N17 6NZ

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Saturday 7 June COLOMBIA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN LONDON MEETING
Chavez's Venezuela and Uribe's Colombia - video show plus discussion
2pm, CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, London SE11
FRIDAY MAY 23rd FIESTA FOR MEXICO AND NICARAGUA
8pm to 1am RED ROSE CLUB , 129, SEVEN SISTERS ROAD, N7
Proceeds will go to an educational project in the Chiapas and to the work of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign in the UK.
Tickets on the door: £8 / £5 concessions. In advance from NSC £7 / £4 concessions.
NSC,  020 7272 9619 nsc@nicaraguasc.org.uk www.nicaraguasc.org.uk
Monday 26th May DUBLIN
SINATLTRAINAL Demands Justice! End Corporate Terror
Public meeting Maria Ermelina Mosquera, member of SINALTRAINAL's national executive
7.30pm Teachers Club 36 Parnell Sq.  DUBLIN 1
Thursday 22nd May LIVERPOOL
SINATLTRAINAL Demands Justice! End Corporate Terror
Public meeting Maria Ermelina Mosquera, member of SINALTRAINAL's national executive
7pm People's Centre, 24 Hardman Street, (opposite Philharmonic Hall)
Sat 26–Sun 27 April

London: Colombia Solidarity Weekend
Uribe Vélez, Bush's Man in Latin America
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn tube)
Sessions on: Uribe's Regime, The Multinationals in Colombia, US Counterinsurgency - A History, Latin American Resistance

Sat 5 April

London Branch Meeting
2pm at CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, SE11 (Vauxhall or Lambeth North tubes)

10–17 March

International Solidarity Week in Cali, Colombia
Save EMCALI from privatisation!
A series of events and demonstrations that will culminate in a public tribunal. If you are interested in going, contact the campaign for further details.

Sat 1 March London Branch Meeting
2pm at CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, SE11 (Vauxhall or Lambeth North tubes)
25 February

London
PICKET OF COLOMBIAN EMBASSY
4.30–6.30pm 3A Hans Crescent, London SW1 (Knightsbridge tube, Harrods exit)

JANUARY 2003 SPEAKING TOUR
OIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN COLOMBIA

Invited speakers: Gilberto Torres, USO leader; Marta Hinestroza, lawyer for the pipeline victims
If you would like to book a meeting for your organisation between 6 and 17 January, please inform the Colombia Solidarity Campaign
Tue 10 December

NO TO FASCISM IN COLOMBIA
Vigil on International Human Rights Day 4pm-7pm
BP Headquarters, Finsbury Circus London EC2
(nearest tubes Moorgate and Liverpool Street)

We call on all democratic people to join us on 10 December, International Human Rights Day, in nationwide vigils calling attention to the devastation of life in Colombia. Colombia has the worst human rights record of any country in the western hemisphere, and it now hovers on the brink of fascism. More information.

Sun 8 December (provisional date) London
HOW PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BECOME MIGRANTS - THE ROLE OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT BY BRITISH COMPANIES

Seminar organised by an alliance of NGOs, Campaigns and communities
Contact: colombia_sc@hotmail.com to confirm details
Sat 7 December

London
CAMPAIGN MEMBERS MEETING
2.00pm, CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, London SE11

Wed 27 November Bristol
Video: The Tower of Victory - SINTRAEMCALI and the struggle for social justice in Colombia, 7.30pm
Cube Cinema, Dove Street South, Bristol, BS2 8JB
Sat 23 November

London
NO SWEAT! Marta Hinestroza, a Colombian lawyer working on a case against BP, will speak at the conference workshop.

Sat 16 November

London
CLOSE THE U.S. ARMY SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS
Join us outside the U.S. Embassy in London from 1-4 pm for a rally and a vigil to close the School of the Americas. Funded by the US government, the School has been a training ground for Latin American torturers and human rights violators since the 1940s. This action is sponsored by SOA Watch UK. Further information.

6–10 November

Florence
European Social Forum
The Colombian Solidarity Campaign will be participating on a number of platforms and there will be several speakers from Colombia, including Berenice Celeyta, director of the Human Rights Department of SINTRAEMCALI. Contact the Campaign for further details.

Mon 4 November London
Picket of the BHP Billiton AGM
Sat 2 November London
CAMPAIGN MEMBERS MEETING
The School of the Americas - US Military Training for Human Rights Abuse
2.00pm, CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, London SE11
Wed 30 October

London
PICKET OF COLOMBIAN EMBASSY
- 4.00-6.00pm
No to Crimalisation and Repression! End the State of Internal Commotion! For the Right of Social Protest!
3 Hans Crescent, London SW1 (back of Harrods, Knightsbridge tube)

Fri 25 October Belfast
Belfast Trade Unionists Solidarity Campaign is holding a salsa night with a fundraising raffle so that a Colombian refugee family may be reunited.
Wed 16 October

London
Colombia in a State of Unrest: 6 Days of Uribe's Paramilitary Project , 7.30pm. We will be showing the video The Curse of El Dorado made by Berenice Celeyta and will therefore have to charge entrance £2 waged, £1 unwaged
University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1 (nearest tubes Goodge Street and Warren Street)

Wed 16 October

Devon
Crisis in Colombia, 7.30pm
Bogan House, High Street, Totnes

Sat 5 October

London
London Branch Campaign meeting, 2.00pm
CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, LONDON SE11 (nearest tubes Vauxhall or North Lambeth)

Fri 4 October Cardiff
Crisis in Colombia, 7.30pm
Students Union, Cardiff University
Fri 4 October Belfast
The Colombian Trade Unionists Solidarity Campaign meets at 4.30pm at the Duke of York, Donegal Street and the first Friday of each month thereafter
Thu 3 October Cambridge
Crisis in Colombia
, 7.30pm
Wesley Church, junction King Street and Short Street
organised by CamPeace
Tue 1 October Merseyside
Video The Hidden Story, Confronting Colombia's
Dirty War
, 7.30pm at The Casa on Hope St.
Sat 7 September National Committee Meeting 11am to 5pm at CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, London SE11.This is the meeting that was postponed from 6 July. Please click here to see the Agenda.
Mon 22 July

NO MORE COCA COLA DEATH SQUADS!
END STATE IMPUNITY FOR PARAMILITARY TERROR!
Coca Cola Day of Action 4.30pm at Colombian Embassy, 3 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge (back of Harrods), London SW1

Wed 17 July Uribe Velez comes to UK Uribe has already visited Washington and Ottawa, today he is in Paris and according to the Colombian press he is coming to meet Tony Blair in London on 17th July.
Watch this space for more details...
Sat 6 July Members Meeting 1pm - 3pm at CORAS, 161 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 (nearest tubes Lambeth North and Vauxhall).
Please note that the National Committee Meeting has been postponed until 7 September for the following reasons:
a) lack of formal advance notice to all members (I was late in sending out the notice and then my computer got a virus causing further delay)
b) various indications from representatives outside London who cannot attend 6th July
c) the need for broader preparation for a productive meeting.
Faced with this the Campaign's committee agreed at its meeting last Thursday, 27th June to replace the National Committee with a London members meeting on 6th July..
Thu 4 July Protest outside US Embasssy
Wed 3 July Independence for Latin America from the USA - Day of Action
from 12 noon outside US Consulate, Queen Street, Belfast
Thu 4 July Campaign Against Climate Change - US INDEPENDENCE DAY: US is now globally too irresponsible to deserve independence!
5-7.30pm Protest outside US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1 (nearest tube Bond Street)
www.campaignagainstclimatechange.net
January 2002 National Meeting attended by Colombian Trade unionists
Mon 10 Dec International Human Rights Day - Vigils Across the Country
Sat 8 Dec Colombia Solidarity Campaign Meeting Sun 9 Dec Picket Downing Street
November 2001 Speaking tour - Early December e.g. education trade unionist plus Mario