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Colombia Solidarity Campaign is affiliated to the European Network of Friendship and Solidarity with Colombia, which has eleven affiliates in Spain and ten from other countries.
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London Mining Network

london-mining.jpg 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.

 

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UBS: shame on YOU! International Day of Action
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International Day of Action - 5pm on Friday19 March at UBS HQ, 100 Liverpool Street  

"You. It's not just a word. It's a commitment."  (UBS publicity)

 

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BP in Casanare: Workers back, mobilisation continues
Areas of Work

26 Feb 2010. After a month of work stoppage and protests, this week BP at last met with the strikers and community representatives around its oil fields in Casanare, Colombia (link to previous report ).

Very late Tuesday night the two sides reached an agreement, although with some ambiguities. Earlier that day BP had tried to run a group of scabs through the picket line on the Tauramena Central Processing Facility (CPF), but the strikers chained themselves to the gates and successfully blocked the strike-breakers.

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Urgent action: Leaders of Colombian Wayuu People Go into Exile to Escape Violence
Urgent Actions


Last October, Wayuu Indigenous leader Karmen Ramirez Boscan was in London as a guest of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign. She came to Britain for the AGM of mining multinational BHP Billiton, which is one of the three multinational owners of the Cerrejon coal mine (the other two are Anglo American and Xstrata. All three are listed on the London Stock Exchange. The largest shareholder in Xstrata is the private Swiss company Glencore.) Since returning to Colombia, Karmen and her colleagues have suffered threats from paramilitaries for their organisational work and their criticisms of the Cerrejon mine's operations. Karmen's organisation, Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu, has issued the following Urgent Action.

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Colombian network against large scale transnational mining is launched
Areas of Work

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In the context of the grave economic, political and social crisis which Colombia is experiencing, the major owners of capital have continued strengthening their methods of accumulation throughout the national territory, especially on the basis of the policy of handing over our natural and mineral riches to transnational companies, which the national government outlined in "Vision 2019: Colombia as a mining country".

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Urgent Action: BP Oil Workers Action in Casanare Colombia - Police Repression
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Urgent Action: BP Oil Workers Action in Casanare Colombia - Police Repression

Workers at the BP plant at Tauramena, part of the Cusiana oil field in Casanare, Colombia have been protesting since 22 January 2010 for improved wages.

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UBS cleaners press release - City bank takes money out of cleaners' pockets
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LATIN AMERICAN WORKERS ASSOCIATION AND UBS CLEANERS SUPPORT GROUP PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CITY BANK TAKES MONEY OUT OF CLEANERS' POCKETS



Reinstate Alberto Durango http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku4K7cbq9U0&feature=sub
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Coke is the Drink of the Death Squads
News

Quick Solidarity Notes Choir performance at a transit station in Vancouver of a song by David Rovics, in front of Coke advertising, just before transit police arrive. Coke is an official sponsor of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver that began 12 Feb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7GXdfJ2nxE

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Take Action to Guarantee Safety of Members of PCN, Indigenous Cabildos, CUT-Valle and NOMADESC
Urgent Actions
Forwarded from Washington Office on Latin America     December 6, 2009

Dear Activists,

AFRODES USA and WOLA urge you to contact Colombian authorities immediately and urge them to take action to guarantee the safety of Afro-Colombian, Indigenous and human rights leaders in northern Cauca.

On December 4, Lisifrey Ararat of the Community Council of La Toma and the Black Communities Process (PCN) received a text message that stated:" Hp no decidan por la comunidad que si quieren los recursos, tienen 8 dias pasalir sigue la lista *** fin **. This translates into English as "Motherfucker don't decide for the community what they want. You have eight days to leave the area. The list remains active."
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Territorio pacificado

Watch online - Territorio pacificado
A film about the peace community San José de Apartadó

Until the final stone (Hasta la última piedra)

Watch online - Until the final stone
The documentary tells the history of a community of peasant farmers in Colombia, accosted by the bullets of the armed groups, who resist categorically, the pressure of violence.

Lucha!

Watch online Lucha!

Lucha is a documentary about the students and the struggle for human rights in Colombia. Through the eyes of 5 students, the film explores what it means to be a refugee in one’s own country.

Plan Colombia - Cashing In on the Drug War Failure

Watch online - Plan Colombia
A 20-year "war on drugs" in Colombia has been paid for by the U.S. taxpayers. Still more and more drugs and narco-dollars are entering the U.S. every year. Is it a mere failure by Washington? Or is it a smokescreen to secure Colombia's oil & natural resources?

Empire in the Andes- the War Against the Poor

Watch online - Empire in the Andes
The documentary takes a critical look at the strategies and effects of US foreign and economic policy in Latin America, especially in Colombia and Ecuador.

The Red Dance (El Baile Rojo)

Watch online - The Red Dance (El Baile Rojo)
A documentary about a political party in Colombia called the Patriotic Union (la Union Patriotica). About 4000 of its members where killed in a genocide managed by politicians, paramilitaries and militaries in a plan cynically called "the red dance".

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