Colombia Solidarity Campaign
PO Box 8446,
London N17 6NZ
Tel 07743 743041

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AFFILIATION TO THE COLOMBIA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

Annual membership affiliation £7.50 unwaged individuals, £15 waged individuals; Organisations £30 branches/small (2copies), £60 medium/regional (5 copies), £90 large/national (10 copies).

Members have the right to participate in all Campaign meetings and vote on decisions.

Members will receive 4 or 5 issues of the Campaign bulletin Colombia Solidarity per year.

We do not currently have the capacity to take electronic payments, so please print off the following form and return it to us by snail mail. Make cheques payable to 'Colombia Solidarity Campaign'.

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Colombia Solidarity Campaign, PO Box 8446, London N17 6NZ
Email: colombia_sc@hotmail.com
Tel: 07950 923 448

 

TRADE UNION MODEL RESOLUTION

This organisation notes the grave violations of human rights in Colombia, noting specifically that 136 trade unionists were assassinated in 2000, and that 55 more trade unionists were assassinated and 30 were disappeared in the first 6 months of 2001. We further note that since 1985 between 4,500 and 5,000 social leaders and community activists have also been assassinated. This organisation notes that the majority of atrocities is attributable to the action of the paramilitary organisations. We recognise the collusion between the Colombian government, the armed forces and the paramilitary death squads, and call for an end to the impunity that this creates. This organisation opposes Plan Colombia. We believe that any US or British/European military intervention will only escalate the problems in Colombia. We call on the British government to publicly oppose Plan Colombia and withdraw all military involvement in Colombia. We particularly condemn the policy of fumigation, which has resulted in serious injuries and environmental damage. We support a solution to the coca problem based on the real needs of the people, using manual eradication and positive crop substitution programmes. This organisation recognises the role that is played by Multinational Corporations in violating workers rights and exploiting both the people and the environment of Colombia. This organisation extends its solidarity to all trade unionists and defenders of human rights in Colombia. This organisation demands that the Colombian government prosecute those responsible for committing human rights violations against trade unionists and social and community activists. We will also support the right of Colombian refugees to asylum, and campaign actively to defend them. We support a socially just and sustainable peace in Colombia based on respect for the diversity of the Colombian people. Towards these ends we will affiliate to the Colombia Solidarity Campaign, while working co-operatively with other organisations in the UK who support human rights in Colombia.