Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Canadian War Profiteers

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*/ By Alejandra Quintero Diaz and July Otero. The fact that in Colombia a law was passed that classifies femicide (...)
*/ Last May 29 and 30 in Aguachica, Cesar, the Second Regional Meeting of the Southern Bolívar Victims Chapter— (...)
*/ Since the arrival of the oil industry in the Colombian Amazon, multinationals have been causing a rupture with (...)
The Colombian oil company Ecopetrol announced she will not be renewing mid-May-2016 the contract allowing Pacific (...)
*/ Dear organizations, allies, We are grateful for your solidarity and support in the lobbying campaign fighting to (...)
Ecopetrol's decision to take back control of the Rubiales field will imply heavier investment for it to sustain (...)
We learned in December 2014 that the multinational Talisman, one of Canada's largest independent corporations, was (...)
Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales in ColombiaFairtrade certified? Pacific Rubiales has (...)
In July 2013, a Canadian delegation participated in a public hearing at the (...)
 In 2013 BP sold its Colombian operations to Equion Energía, which is comprised of Ecopetrol and Talisman (...)

We are joining voices with social organizations and communities in resistance in order to declare loud and strong: the conflict in Colombia is part of an imperialist war, financed and fuelled by the economic interests of the North. Our international development agency plays a role by drafting legislation in Colombia that favours foreign companies. Our Conservative government has signed a free trade agreement, legitimatizing the paramilitary state and proclaiming Colombia a 'democracy'. Our companies (mining and oil in particular) demand the protection of their investments in Colombia through military brigades charged with protecting mines and pipelines; through paramilitary troops that 'clean up' areas through massacres and forced displacements; and through killers for hire that target unions. Our agricultural products are dumped onto Colombia at low prices that destroy small farmers and the local economy.
 

Unfortunately, the list goes on... To it, we add Medoro Resources, for its attempt to displace the entire village of Marmato, (in the department of Caldas), in order to build an open pit mine. We add Greystar, for its project in Santurban, which will lead to the contamination of the regional water table.  We add Canadian oil companies like Petrobank, Petrominerales and Grantierra, for the colonization of the Amazon, environmental destruction, and for the displacement of local populations.

As Canadians, we can hold our companies accountable and end corporate impunity.

 

Let's target Canadian war profiteers!