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London Protests against Mining Abuses in Colombia and Peru

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SI A LA VIDA, NO A LA MINA

Photo Credit: Amnesty London Photography

On 1 June Colombians, Latin Americans, British people, and people from other countries peacefully gathered outside the Colombian embassy in London in solidarity with the people of Tolima, Colombia, whose livelihoods are under threat by the devastating consequences posed by the La Colosa gold mining project.  The picket outside the Colombian embassy was timed to coincide with a march in Ibagué (the nearest major city in the area) on 5 June, when thousands of people are expected to take to the streets to voice their opposition to the mining project.  The demonstration was well-attended, during which slogans were chanted in English and Spanish to reinforce the message that water and food sovereignty are more important than gold.  The protest culminated with this letter being handed to Colombian embassy officials by representatives of various social and environmental organizations from London.  The letter expresses concern about the AngloGold Ashanti gold mining project, and presents several reasons why this project should not go ahead.

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Download this file (carta-embajada-1jun2012.pdf)carta-embajada-1jun2012.pdf[Letter to Colombian Embassy about La Colosa - 1 June 2012]856 Kb
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A dialogue of peace for Colombia

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Within the same month, one of Colombia’s principal guerrilla groups, the FARC, release ten hostages and an international conference is called in Switzerland to discuss a political solution to the country’s internal conflict. Though both have highlighted the complexity in finding such a resolution, it has also become increasingly clear that President Juan Manuel Santos is not the only one with ‘the key to peace’ within reach.

ALBA Americas Conference in Lausanne

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The Neoliberal University, Crisis and Solidarity from the UK to Colombia

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Mario Novelli, University of Sussex, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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The new UK government has made public its plans for Higher Education. Teaching budgets are to be slashed, social sciences and humanities undermined, and student fees set to rise from around £3000 to up to £9000 per year. The full privatisation of higher education beckons. The proposals will lead students into massive debts, are likely to deter working class students from attending university, further polarise the University sector, and undermine social sciences and humanities – ‘soft subjects’ not seen as economically productive.

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Haga que pase!: Make it happen! - tour handout

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“I will always be against injustices, against inhumane acts and against lies. Therefore I have a vision of an egalitarian world, without hunger or excessive wealth and extreme poverty causing people to kill each other, a world full of unity, solidarity, art and love.”

Jota Ramos' UK tour :

Agroecology : Well Being and Human Rights in Cuba and Colombia

Haga que pasa: Make it happen!

 

 

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Unreported World - Colombia' Dying Tribes - 02 July 2010

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Colombia's Dying Tribes: Unreported World investigates how Colombia's indigenous people have been targeted in a string of massacres perpetrated by guerrillas, paramilitary groups and the security forces. Contains scenes depicting the aftermath of violence which some viewers may find upsetting.

Unreported World - Colombia' Dying Tribes - 02 July 2010

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The London Mining Network (LMN) is an alliance of human rights, development and environmental groups. We pledge to expose the role of companies, funders and government in the promotion of unacceptable mining projects.