Colombia Solidarity Campaign

- Fighting for Peace with Justice -

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Civic committee of La Guajira created in the face of large transnational mining.

CREADO COMITÉ CÍVICO DE LA GUAJIRA FRENTE A LA GRAN MINERÍA TRASNACIONAL.

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The department of La Guajira is the largest coal producer in the country. The mining complex of El Cerrejón is the largest open pit coal mine in Latin America and exports 46% of Colombia's total coal exports. The sales of coal produce an income of approximately USD2,500 million, with an operating profit of 58%, a business return like no other. In spite of generating such financial riches the level of basic needs being met are far from satisfactory, and 62% of the inhabitants of la Guajira live in poverty and underdevelopment.

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Urge your mp to sign the EDM concerning aga La Colosa mine

Dear Friend,

Following a meeting involving the Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Alexander Martínez Rivillas (from the University of the Tolima) and Jeremy Corbyn MP, in which we discussed our concerns about the proposed La Colosa gold mine in Cajamarca, Tolima, he agreed to submit an Early Day Motion (EDM) in order to raise this issue in Parliament.

As you may be aware, in order for the EDM to carry any significant weight, it is of paramount importance for it to attract as many signatures as possible from other MPs. We are therefore asking to PLEASE SEND A QUICK EMAIL TO YOUR MP, urging them to sign the EDM entitled "La Colosa Gold mine in Colombia". It will only take a couple of minutes to copy and paste the e-mail below and send it to your MP.

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

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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They Shall Not Pass! LA COLOSA GOLD MINE

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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Film screening of IMPUNITY

Present

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

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WANTED: URIBE VÉLEZ MURDER

WANTED

URIBE VÉLEZ

MURDER

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, CORRUPTION, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

PICKETS: 4pm-7pm Saturday 21 May 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, NW1 Nearest tube: Baker Street PLEASE WEAR WHITE!! 5pm-8pm Monday 23 May LSE Campus, Houghton Street, WC2 Nearest tubes: Covent Garden, Holborn, Temple

URIBE: INVESTORS FRIEND, PEOPLES NIGHTMARE!

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