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Tabaco - still no justice after 18 years.

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On 9 August 2001 the Afro-Descendant community of Tabaco was forcibly displaced from their ancestral land to give way to the biggest open cast coal mine in Latin America: Cerrejon. The mine is currently owned by Anglo American, BHP and Glencore, three multinational mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, with very high profits.

Members of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign, London Mining Network, War on Want and many others in more recent years, have been witness to the suffering and losses caused to the people of Tabaco and the environment during all these years. Today, 18 years after that tragedy, we stand in solidarity with Tabaco and support their demands. Please see below a translation of the invitation from the Junta Social Pro-reubicación de Tabaco (Tabaco Relocation Committee) to commemorate this date.

Click below to watch a short film in Spanish and read more.

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Open letter to mining companies at Cerrejon, Colombia

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Coal dust and disturbed dreams

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The Cerrejon coal mine

By Richard Solly, member of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network

In August I participated in a delegation to the province of La Guajira in Colombia,  organised by US-based Witness for Peace. We visited communities affected by the Cerrejon Coal mine, owned by London-listed mining multinationals Anglo American, BHP and Glencore.

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Fear and loathing in La Guajira

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Report by Richard Solly of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network

It is sad to see fear on the faces of people you love because of the threats they are receiving.

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We will continue to march for Peace

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Ante la persecución a líderes y lideresas sociales: seguiremos caminando la Paz de Colombia y del continente

In the face of persecution of social leaders: we continue to march for Peace in Colombia and the continent.

Signed by over 120 national and international organisations.

Denunciamos la sistemática persecución del Gobierno colombiano contra el movimiento popular, defensores de derechos humanos, líderes y lideresas sociales y étnicos, expresión del terrorismo de Estado imperante en el país.

We denounce the systematic persecution and State terrorism which the Colombian government is carrying out against popular movements, human rights defenders, community and indigenous leaders, throughout the country.

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