Colombia Solidarity Campaign

- Fighting for Peace with Justice -

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Stop AngloGold Ashanti's unfair contract!

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE STUDENTS, LECTURERS AND COMMUNITY OF TOLIMA SO THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE CAJAMARCA MINE CAN BE RESEARCHED OBJECTIVELY AND INDEPENDENTLY.

 

Students and lecturers at the University of Tolima in Ibagué, Colombia, are voicing their strong opposition to the imminent signing of a contract with AngloGold Ashanti worth £500K/year to carry out the environmental monitoring of the Cajamarca La Colosa gold mine, currently in the exploration phase. AngloGold Ashanti, which was fined last year for not requesting all the necessary environmental permits for the exploration, is now stipulating that any research results must be kept confidential by the university, thereby jeopardizing the objectivity of the study. The projected site of the Cajamarca gold mine, in the central Colombian mountains, includes an area of forest reserve and 161 water sources. It is an important agricultural hub for the whole country. The results of the exploration so far indicate that the gold mine would be the largest in South America. Opencast mining exploitation, planned to start in three years’ time, would result in complete destruction of the ecosystem. The use of cyanide to treat the gold ore would inevitably contaminate water sources for a large area of the Tolima department. The Machín Volcano a few kilometres from Cajamarca presents a potential unimaginable ecological disaster for the region.

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Threats to Human Rights Defenders in the Cauca Valley Continue

NEW THREATS ARRIVE ON THE 11TH AND 14TH OF DECEMBER 2010

The organizations signed below, denounce to the international and national community the reiterated threats against social and human rights organizations in the region. Threats which have been made in a systematic way, stigmatizing the work of human rights defenders. Between the 22nd October 2009 and the 14 December 2010, 11 death threats have been received, one as a fax, the rest as text messages sent simultaneously to all the organizations via mobile phone.

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9-12 December 2010 in London 6th International Conference Against Disappearances

ICAD - International Committee Against Disappearances

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The Land of Fire - Colombian Communities

The Land of Fire - Colombian Communities Under Threat

Thursday 2 December, 18:30 - 20:30

AI-UK Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard , EC2 3EA

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Jota Ramos tour, more events

27th October
Brighton
JAM

29th October
London
Mapuche event

30th October
Bristol

30th Kiptik benefit, The Plough
31st La Ruca

3rd November
Newcastle
Playfair fundraiser, THE CLUNY

4th November
Brighton
University of Sussex, East Slope Bar

13th November
London
Nollywood, Camberwell

 

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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.

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