Colombia Solidarity Campaign

- Fighting for Peace with Justice -

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Death threats, 2nd November 2007

Today, 2 November at approximately 11 am, comrade LUIS EDUARDO GARCIA and JORGE CONTRERAS BENIAN carried out a workshop in the Universidad Pontificia on the theme of ‘Water Campaigns: A Right for All’ and against the policies of Coca-Cola.
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URGENT ACTION: HOODED MEN ATTACK WOMEN?S LEADER IN HER HOME

Urgent Action: Attack and Threat on Women’s Leader Yolanda Becerra
by O.F.P., Human Rights Colombia and others Sunday, Nov. 04, 2007 at 1:44 PM

yolanda_becerra.jpg‘When the men knocked at the door, Yolanda Becerra Vega thought it was the women who had returned and opened it. The men pushed the door and started to hit Yolanda, pinning here against the wall. One of them pointed a gun at her, and they told her “son of a bitch, your story is over. You have 48 hours to leave, if not we’ll wipe out your family. You won’t escape us”.’

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Report on BHPBilliton plc AGM, 25 October 2007

Report by Richard Solly, Secretary, London Mining Network, 41a Thornhill Square, London N1 1BE.

BHPBilliton plc AGM, 25 October 2007

Trade unionists from Colombia and representatives of mining-affected communities in the Philippines attended the BHPBilliton plc AGM in London on 25 October.

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Death threat/ fear for safety - 05 October 2007

COLOMBIA

Javier Correa (m), the National Union of Food Industry Workers (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de Alimentos, SINALTRAINAL)

José Domingo Flores (m), leader of the Santander branch of SINALTRAINAL,

Members of their families

Other members of SINALTRAINAL 

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URGENT ACTION: BLACK EAGLES THREATEN OIL WORKERS LEADER

According to Álvaro Uribe, the paramilitary groups have demobilised, however the truth is that they are more active than ever.

Each time the government and the management of Ecopetrol implement programmes of privatisation of the the Colombian peoples’ state oil corporation, or hand over our natural resources, the threats against the union increase. This is what is happening now as we, the workers, are against the sale of ECOPETROL shares.

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URGENT ACTION: SON OF COCA-COLA WORKER KIDNAPPED AND TORTURED

At about 4pm on 27th September 2007, ANDRES DAMIAN FLOREZ RODRIGUEZ (son of JOSE DOMINGO FLOREZ, a worker at a Coca-Cola bottling plant and a leader of the trade union SINALTRAINAL) was returning from college to his home at No 204-102, 38th Avenue in the Andes barrio of Floridablanca in Santander when he was accosted by three individuals from a black van, they were carrying arms, communications radios and were wearing balaclavas. The three men took Andres in the van by force, threw him on the vehicle floor and started hitting him.

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