Colombia Solidarity Campaign

- Fighting for Peace with Justice -

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La Rosa Nestle Food Worker and Leader of Sinaltrainal in Colombia Killed at his Home

August 24, 2009 
 
It is with deep sorrow that we announce that on 21 August 2009, at approximately 6:30 PM, strangers arrived at the home of La Rosa SA Nestlé worker and member of the Township SINALTRAINAL Dosquebradas GUSTAVO GOMEZ, knocked on the door and when GUSTAVO GÓMEZ opened it, he was shot 10 times. He was immediately brought to the Comfamiliar clinic where he died hours later.
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African descent community faces eviction by Anglo Gold Ashanti in Colombia

URGENT ACTION!

From the human rights team of the Process of Black Communities and other organisations:

6th August is the date fixed for the eviction of the black community in La Toma, in the Suárez municipality in north Cauca, Colombia. La Toma´s Afro-descendant inhabitants have been declared ´squatters in bad faith´ in a legal possession order taken out by Raúl Fernando Ruiz Ordoñez and Jesús Sarria. Yet the presence of black communities on these lands dates from 1636, since when they have worked small gold mines which is today the only means of subsistence for hundreds of families.

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End official stigmatization of human rights groups

Solidarity network demands a retraction from El Cambio magazine and calls for an end to official stigmatization of human rights groups.
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Solidarity with Minga of Indigenous and Popular Resistance

COLOMBIA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN 10am – 5.30pm 4th July 2009

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Brunei Building, Thornhaugh St, London WC1

Current situation in Colombia and Britain

The Minga of  Indigenous and Popular Resistance

 

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S.O.S. ROBERTH DE JESUS GUACHETA ASSASSINATED, VICE GOVENOR OF HONDURAS COUNCIL

Defend Happiness like a trench

Defend her from the scandal and the routine

of misery and those who are miserable

from the transitory absences

and the sure things.

Mario Benedett

 

 

CONTINUING PERSECUTION AGAINST THE MINGA OF SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY RESISTANCE

 

Santiago de Cali, 17 May 2009.

Amidst the pain and indignation of the criminal action against the indigenous movement of Cauca, the organizations which have signed below, express our condemnation of the assassination of ROBERT DE JESÚS GUACHETA the indigenous vice governor of Honduras Council located in the Municipality of Morales, Cauca. We send all our strength and solidarity to his family at this hard time.

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Gunmen attack 12 year-old daughter of indigenous leader Aida Quilcue


Cauca,  11th May 2009

Mayerli Alejandra Legarda Quilcue, daughter of indigenous leader Aida Quilcue, had to flee 4 armed gunmen who were waiting for her outside the family home on Monday the 11th of May. As Mayerli was leaving the family home at around 6pm, she noticed the men pointing handguns at her from a car parked in front of the house. The 12 year-old managed to flee back into the house, where she was being accompanied by indigenous guards. The men then proceeded to drive around the house in the car, before fleeing when they realised that the indigenous guards were in the house.

 

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