Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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Urgent Action - Community Leader Killed, Others at Risk

Small-scale campesino farmer and community leader, César Garcia, who had been opposing the development of a gold mining project in Cajamarca, Colombia, has been killed by an unknown gunman. There is a grave fear for security of other community leaders in the region.

Cesar Garcia

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Letter Protesting Uribe Invitation 31 October Senate House London

FAO: Robert Capurro, CEO Canning House

Professor Linda Newson, Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies

 

Dear Linda and Robert,

Re: Canning House and ILAS’s invitation to Alvaro Uribe Velez

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Statement from Environmental and Campesino Committees of Tolima

TO ALL OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: COMMUNICATION OF RECENT EVENTS, OCTOBER 2013

Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida
THE ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN CAJAMARCA, TOLIMA, AFFECT THE RIGHT OF CAMPESINO COMMUNITIES TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR TERRITORIES

 

On Friday 25 October, 2013, at approximately 6:30 am, two vehicles from the company  Cootracaime were travelling, according to reports, in the direction of El Silencio, located in the Canyon of Anaime in the district of El Cajón. One of the vehicles was hit by a ball of fire, resulting in burns to two people, the driver and an official from the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), who were transferred to Bogotá.
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Wayuu representative socks it to BHP Billiton over Cerrejon mine

Colombia Solidarity Campaign has been hosting a visit to London by Jazmin Romero Epiayu from Indigenous Wayuu organization Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu. The visit has been arranged in co-operation with London Mining Network and World Development Movement. On 24 October Jazmin attended the AGM of massive mining multinational BHP Billiton, one of the owners of the Cerrejon coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia.

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Cerrejon Coal and Roche residents reach agreement

The villagers at Roche in La Guajira, whom Colombia Solidarity Campaign has supported over the years, have reached a relocation agreement with Cerrejon Coal. Read report here.

 

12 October: No to Free Trade Agreements!

Free Our America!


A day of protest, exchanges and celebration of Resistance.


12h00 – 14h00 Vigil in Trafalgar Square
15h00 – 18h00 Workshops SOAS*
19h00 – 23h00 Cultural Event SOAS

SOAS – Students Union, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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