Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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The real cost of subsidies for biofuel and biomass electricity

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Public Meeting:

When: Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 6.30-9.30pm

Where: Lumen URC  Hall, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS (close to St Pancras Station)

Speakers:

+ Elias Mtinda, Food Rights Coordinator for ActionAid Tanzania:Impacts of biofuels, including jatropha on communities and food sovereignty in Tanzania

+ Emilia Hanna, Biofuelwatch: Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for biomass and biofuels in the UK – Impact on power station developments and of biomass effects on forests, communities and climate

+ Kenneth Richter, Agrofuel Campaigner, Friends of the Earth: What
do ROCs for biofuels mean for communities affected by the expansion of
oil palm and jatropha plantations?

+ UK biomass burning and the growth of industrial tree plantations in the South – Speaker tbc

  – Free public event, no pre-booking required -

Background:The event will coincide with and discuss a forthcoming government consultation about subsidies – Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) – for ‘renewable electricity’, including biofuels and biomass, which have led to many biofuel and biomass power stations being proposed across the UK.   Under government plans, annual subsidies for those could top £3 billion, paid out of all our fuel bill.

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Film screening: 'Gold Fever in Cajamarca'

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Following the Colombian government’s green light for AngloGold Ashanti’s La Colosa mining project in Cajamarca, Tolima Colombia Solidarity Campaign have launched a DVD, to raise awareness about the potential consequences of the mine which - unless stopped - will become the largest opencast gold mine in South America, using cyanide to process the gold ore.

Plus presentation by Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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THEY SHALL NOT PASS!!! Picket Against Mining Fever in Colombia

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1pm Friday 3 June, outside Colombian Embassy, London
3 Hans Crescent
London
SW1X 0LN
Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge

With the recent ever-increasing gold prices, and the 'investor friendly' climate in Colombia in recent years fueled by the Colombian government’s 'democratic security' policies, multinationals have been awarded mining rights to extensive areas of the country. Many of these areas cover national parks, and lands inhabited by Indigenous, Afro-Colombian and peasant communities, who will be displaced to make way for the mining companies. Not only are the environmental consequences for what is currently one of the richest countries in the world in terms of biodiversity devastating; vulnerable communities will lose their livelihoods and food security.

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Film screening of IMPUNITY

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Present

Film screening of IMPUNITY
followed by audience Q&A with
Emma Reynolds MP & Reinaldo Villalba

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They Shall Not Pass! LA COLOSA GOLD MINE

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Hagamos que NO pase

MINA DE ORO LA COLOSA –

CAJAMARCA, TOLIMA COLOMBIA

Conferencia: el sabado, 4 de junio 10am – 5pm

They Shall Not Pass!

LA COLOSA GOLD MINE

CAJAMARCA, TOLIMA-COLOMBIA

Conference: Saturday, 4 June 10am – 5pm

Hodge Jones and Allen LLP,

180 North Gower Street, London NW1 2NB.

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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.