Colombia Solidarity Campaign

- Fighting for Peace with Justice -


Emergency protest in Traflagar Square on news of Raphael Correas's kidnapping

Ecuador President injured in ‘coup’

President Rafael Correa was caught in a tear gas attack as Ecuadoran troops took over the main international airport in the country’s capital Quito while police protested in the streets.

Telegraph - Ecuador President injured in coup

San Francisco Chronicle - Correa Claims Ecuador Coup Attempt as Police Protest


On Thursday evening the Movement of Ecuadorians in the UK (MERU) organized an emergency protest in Trafalgar Square. Over 50 people, mostly from the Latin American community, gathered at an hours notice. The event was supported by groups of the Coordinadora Latinoamericana including Polo Democratico Colombia, Rock Around the Blockade, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign and Colombia Solidarity Campaign as well as members of the Latin American Recognition Campaign and Unite trade union.


Haga que pasa: Make it happen!

For tour events 27th October onwards see : Jota Ramos tour, more events


  • 24th September at Passing Clouds, Dalston
  • 2 October 2010, 19.00pm , Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London
  • Wednesday 6 October, 17:00 - 19:30, at Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London
  • Democracy Rally at  in Trafalgar Square, LONDON - Sat, 09 October @ 12:30
  • Monday 11th October 2010 - 7 pm, Latin America: 500 Years of Resistance, Bolívar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London

Huge mass grave uncovered in Colombia

  • Believed to be one of the biggest in Latin American history, with around 2000 corpses

  • Many bodies believed to belong to victims of army’s extra-judicial executions

Mass graveHuman rights NGOs, politicians and local communities used a public audience at the weekend to denounce the existence of a mass grave which is believed to contain as many as 2,000 corpses of victims of extra-judicial executions which date from 2005 onwards. The audience had the participation of an international delegation made up of MPs from the UK, the European parliament, Spain and the US, as well as trade unionists and several highly renowned human rights defenders from both Colombia and abroad.


London Protest Against Colombia’s president-elect Santos

Protesters outside Downing Street shouted “Asesino! Asesino!” as Colombia’s president-elect Juan Manuel Santos arrived for a meeting with British premier David Cameron yesterday, Monday 5 July.

The protest demanding no aid for criminal government in Colombia was organised by left opposition party Polo Democratico Alternativo (UK) and the Colombia Solidarity Campaign.



Unreported World - Colombia' Dying Tribes - 02 July 2010

Colombia's Dying Tribes: Unreported World investigates how Colombia's indigenous people have been targeted in a string of massacres perpetrated by guerrillas, paramilitary groups and the security forces. Contains scenes depicting the aftermath of violence which some viewers may find upsetting.

Unreported World - Colombia' Dying Tribes - 02 July 2010

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Briefing: oil workers strike in Casanare, Colombia

Since BP began oil exploration and production in Casanare Colombia in the early 1990s, six thousand people have been assassinated and three thousand people disappeared. Every time there have been complaints or protests in opposition to BP's interests, the community leaders concerned have been killed. This indicates an elimination strategy of violent social control. The agents have been the military and paramilitary groups, but BP as a corporation hás itself been complicit in the human rights violations.

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London Mining Network


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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