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Cajamarca Youth Invitation to March Against Mining

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Once again Tolima, Colombia and the rest of the world will come together to show that we oppose the so-called "mining locomotive" being imposed upon us by the Colombian government.  It does not take into account the dignity of the people, our sacred territories, our flora and fauna, our mountains, water and life on our territory.  We will take to the streets in a peaceful manner with joy, unity, love, happiness, and environmental awareness, as part of the fourth march to defend life in our territories.

Young people say no to the mine

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Amazon Indigenous Support Cauca Mobilizations

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The Indigenous organizations and communities of Macro Amazonia have issued a statement relating to the current situation of violence and human rights violations and infringement of international human rights law that our indigenous brothers and sisters are suffering in the department of Cauca and, in general, on a national level.

Amazon Indigenous

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Lands and Conflict: Extractive Industries in Colombia

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CED-INS (Corporación para el Desarrollo y la Investigación Popular – Instituto Nacional Sindical) have launched a newsletter Lands and Conflict: Extractive Industries in Colombia. This is in a context in which, over recent years, huge swathes of land have been handed over by the government to multinationals in the extractive industries sector.  Given that such industries pose a risk to the livelihoods of many communities throughout the country, it has been considered necessary to systematically analyze the strategies and impacts associated with them.

Colombia minera

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Making it Happen in Villa Rica

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The attack on Villa Rica police station on 2 Feb 2012 left eight dead, 32 wounded and 48 people whose homes were damaged by the explosion. Two members of the community – Deinar Mancilla and Jota Ramos – decided to make house-by-house visits in the area of the bomb, known as “ La 20” Neighbourhood, calling people to a meeting to discuss matters related to the help that we might offer as a group to families affected by the explosion.

A working party

A working Party

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Viva La Minga! Planton Londres 20 de julio frente la embajada colombiana

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Carta al Embajador
Londres 20 de julio, 2012

Señor Embajador:

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London Mining Network

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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.