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Report on the Communities affected by El Cerrejon mine, L

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Report of Colombia Solidarity Campaign Delegation to the Communities affected by El Cerrejon mine, La Guajira.

(12 - 14 August 2007)

Peter Bearder

 

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Report of Colombia Solidarity Campaign Delega,tion to the Communities affected by El Cerrejon mine

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Report of Colombia Solidarity Campaign Delegation to the Communities affected by El Cerrejon mine, La Guajira.

(12 - 14 August 2007)

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Early Day Motion: BRITISH-BASED MINING COMPANIES

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John McDonnell MP has sponsored an Early Day Motion (number 210) in the British Parliament. An EDM is a way of testing the opinion of MPs and gathering support for issues of concern. The text of the EDM is reproduced below and you can find it on-line, together with a list of signatories, at http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=34312&SESSION=891. If you live in the UK, please contact your MP and ask him or her to sign it if they have not already done so.

 
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THE HISTORY OF INEQUALITY IN EL CERREJON

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Representatives of coal miners' union SINTRACARBON from the Cerrejon mine in La Guajira presented the union's demands to British-based multinational BHPBilliton plc at its annual shareholders' meeting on Thursday 25 October. The company is one-third owner of the Cerrejon mine. Among other things, the union called on the company to come to a just settlement with the displaced community of Tabaco and to improve its treatment of other communities facing displacement. The union attributed the improvement in the company's behaviour in recent months to international pressure. On 21 October in Riohacha, Colombia, the union agreed a statement to be presented to BHPBilliton shareholders at the company's AGM. Here is the statement, with an English translation below.

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