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Unreported World - Colombia' Dying Tribes - 02 July 2010

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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Briefing: oil workers strike in Casanare, Colombia

Since BP began oil exploration and production in Casanare Colombia in the early 1990s, six thousand people have been assassinated and three thousand people disappeared. Every time there have been complaints or protests in opposition to BP's interests, the community leaders concerned have been killed. This indicates an elimination strategy of violent social control. The agents have been the military and paramilitary groups, but BP as a corporation hás itself been complicit in the human rights violations.

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Urgent action: army assault against workers in Tauramena, Casanare

ARMY ASSAULT AGAINST WORKERS IN TAURAMENA, CASANARE


EMERGENCY PICKETS CALLED EVERY THURSDAY


Today (2 June 2010) at the hour of mid-day, a commando group of the National Army of Colombia equipped with combat arms burst in, leaping over a security grid at the installations of the Central Processing Facility of Tauramena, where they met workers affiliated with USO engaged in a peaceful protest.

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Big Oil In Colombia - New documentary

This documentary tells the devastating story of the discovery and exploration of Oil in
Casanare, northeast Colombia and the strategy of Big Oil, in this case British Petroluem, for
looting oil resources.  Around 300,000 people live in Casanare. In the past 20 years, three
percent (3%) of the population have been murdered or disappeared. Many more have been
forced to abandon their lands and and peasant farmer livelihoods due to violence by the
joint actions of Colombian armed forces and paramilitary groups. This climate of fear relates
in with investor “security” for BP's oil flow and profits resulting, assuring that their is no
grassroots opposition to the oil extraction.

 

 

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Solidarity with colombian workers in occupation of BP!

SOLIDARITY WITH COLOMBIAN WORKERS IN OCCUPATION OF BP!

THE TRUE ‘GREEN WAVE'

PROTEST TODAY AND IN COMING WEEKS

Construction workers at the BP plant in Tauramena, Casanare, Colombia have been in occupation since 21 May.

Their demands are:

· Implement Wage Increases
· Establish a Wage Scale
· Establish Due Process in Disciplinary Decisions
· Labour Guarantees for the Workers.

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Colombian oilworkers have occupied BP processing plant, despite threats

WORKERS FRONT Bulletin No 33, 2010

The workers resumed the protest on 21 May with a peaceful occupation of the installations at the Cusiana CPF (Central Processing Facility) in the face of frustrated efforts to reach agreement with BP on the labour negotiating commission. BP has taken upon itself to misrepresent the events aiming to confuse the regional, national and international communities. It has been circulating communiqués and leaflets in the districts of the town of Tauramena.

At the end of the last round of talks in the [five] negotiating commissions on 7 May, a general invitation was made to all members of our movement and to the community in general, including representatives of the municipal administration, given the importance of the positions they might adopt. At that meeting a report was given of the terms that the corporations and the government had sought for talks to recommence on 23 June. These terms were rejected by the participants in the community meeting, who stated that talks should continue the following week, from 12 May.

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