Colombia Solidarity Campaign

- Fighting for Peace with Justice -


Wayuu representative socks it to BHP Billiton over Cerrejon mine

Colombia Solidarity Campaign has been hosting a visit to London by Jazmin Romero Epiayu from Indigenous Wayuu organization Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu. The visit has been arranged in co-operation with London Mining Network and World Development Movement. On 24 October Jazmin attended the AGM of massive mining multinational BHP Billiton, one of the owners of the Cerrejon coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia.


Cerrejon Coal and Roche residents reach agreement

The villagers at Roche in La Guajira, whom Colombia Solidarity Campaign has supported over the years, have reached a relocation agreement with Cerrejon Coal. Read report here.


12 October: No to Free Trade Agreements!

Free Our America!

A day of protest, exchanges and celebration of Resistance.

12h00 – 14h00 Vigil in Trafalgar Square
15h00 – 18h00 Workshops SOAS*
19h00 – 23h00 Cultural Event SOAS

SOAS – Students Union, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG


Paro Agrario/ Agrarian Strike

The Friday pickets of the Colombian Embassy in London have been suspended awaiting outcome of negotiations between the farmers’ platform and the government.

Colombian Protests Show Cracks in Disastrous Economic Model Patrick Kane  Huffington Post
National Farmers and Social Strike gets seeds control law 970 suspendedThe Real News 15 September
Tens of Thousands of Colombian Farmers On Strike For Their Survival - The Real News 5 September
Anonymous Eyewitness Report

URGENT: Take action to protect our threatened Colombian partners


London Branch 7pm prompt Tuesday 15 October

Finfuture, 225 - 229 Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DA. (Finsbury Park tube)

La Colosa: Gold vs. Life in the Colombian Andes
Presentation and read through of the full report.


The Colombian Government sows terror: the cases of Cajamarca and Castilla (Tolima)


José Antonio Gutiérrez D.

As examples of the unprecedented criminal violence with which the social protest has been repressed here are the cases of two localities in the department of Tolima: the municipality of Cajamarca and the community of Castilla in the municipality of Coyaima. It must be stressed that these are not exceptional cases, rather two more cases of the officially-endorsed violence against the people that has assailed the whole country.

Image of one of those wounded by a bullet in Castilla, Coyaima, Tolima

Image of one of those wounded by a bullet in Castilla, municipality of Coyaima (Tolima)


‘Flying pickets’ swoop on London mining companies’ offices demanding justice for Colombian farmers

A dozen ‘flying pickets’ visited the London offices of mining multinationals Glencore Xstrata, Anglo American and BHP Billiton yesterday, demanding that they abandon plans to evict the small farming community of Roche in Colombia.

The three companies together own the massive Cerrejon opencast coal mine in the Colombian province of La Guajira. The village of Roche is in the path of mine expansion. Negotiations aimed at relocation of the eight families still living in the village had stalled over the amount of compensation villagers will receive for years of disruption to their livelihoods, health and community life, and the amount of land they will need to continue their cattle herding. Villagers have been dismayed at the contempt shown to them by company negotiators.

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