Colombia Solidarity Campaign

- Fighting for Peace with Justice -

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URGENT ACTION: Death Threats Against Leadership of Oilworkers Union USO

3 September 2007

In Colombia, according Alvaro Uribe, the paramilitary groups have demobilised but the reality is that they are even more active from either inside or outside jail.

Our union, Unión Sindical Obrera, (the Oilworkers Union of Colombia) has been the object of written and telephoned death threats against leaders. These are attributed to “Águilas Negras” [the Black Eagles].

Each time the government and state oil corporation Ecopetrol’s management implement privatisation programmes (or give away our resources), the threats increase against the union – as now when the workers reject the decision to sell shares that started on 27 August.

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URGENT ACTION: Paramilitaries Stigmatise Human Rights Workers in Barrancabermeja and Magdalena Medio

13 September 2007

ESPAÑOL / ENGLISH

In his ‘free testimony’ given to an Attorney under the Justice and Peace law, Pérez accused oilworkers union USO, regional human rights organisation Credhos, the Corporación Desarrollo y Paz del Magdalena Medio [Magdalena Medio Development and Peace Corporation], the OFP Popular Women’s Organisation and ACVC, the Campesino Association of the Cimitarra River Valley of "criminal activities in the service of armed marxism”

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It's the Oil, Stupid!

22 June 2007 Conference ?Corporate Crime, Environment and Communities?
23 June 2007 Preliminary Public Hearing on BP?s Corporate Crimes in Colombia

- supporting social movements in Colombia confronting oil corporations.

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Urgent Action: Universidad Vive - Security of marchers threatened in Cali

Cali, 23 May 2007, ENGLISH / ESPA?OL

The Foundation Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (Valle de Cauca Section), bring to the attention of unions, social organizations and of national and international human rights organizations the presence of two infiltrating functionaries of the police
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URGENT ACTION: INTERNATIONAL NGOs THREATENED IN SUR de BOLIVAR, COLOMBIA

12 May 2007, ENGLISH/ESPA?OL

- CONTINUING THE STRATEGY OF ANGLO GOLD ASHANTI

International and national organisations accompanying the communities of Sur de Bol?var have been threatened alongside miners leaders.
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PARAMILITARIES MURDER FRANCISCO PUERTA OF THE PEACE COMMUNITY OF SAN JOSE

14 MAY 2007, ENGLISH/ESPA?OL

In spite of the arrival of worldwide delegates to San Jose de Apartad? in late March, the Peace Community has suffered a further assassination at the hand of paramilitaries. Since then there have been several well publicized threats against the lives of the community members living in this humanitarian zone.
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