This summer the PASC and members of the Red de Hermandad y Solidaridad con Colombia (Redher - Colombia Friendship and Solidarity Network) will be organizing a Popular Tribunal against Colombia's extractive industry policies.
How transnational corporations use trade and investment treaties as powerful tools in disputes over oil, mining, and gas. / Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión y de comercio como poderosos instrumentos a su favor en las disputas por el petróleo, la minería y el gas.
They came from all over Colombia, riding in buses and chivas, many from hundreds of kilometres away, to meet in Bogota under the slogan: “People building peace for a life of dignity.”
The Congreso Para La Paz in Bogotá this weekend was the culmination of a long process of building a people’s agenda for peace. Over the last couple of months regional congresses were held all over Colombia to feed ideas and actions into this national congress, with the aim of contributing to peace in Colombia.
As the world remains embroiled in a triple environmental, social, and economic crisis, the Colombian government has embarked on an ambitious plan to boost natural resource extraction. While the government is presenting its plan as a solution to these crises, unbridled exploitation of natural resources is actually one of the principal causes, particularly in the Colombian context.
Pacific Rubiales is headquartered in Toronto and is run by Venezuelan expatriates who left their country in 2002. Pacific Rubiales has several subsidiaries in the petroleum and mining sectors operating throughout Colombia and announced in 2012 that it intends to explore untapped shale gas and tar sands deposits.
Colombia, FARC rebels say peace talks making progress on land reformColombia and the Marxist FARC rebels have made strides toward striking an accord on land reform, but still have disagreements to overcome, the government’s lead negotiator said on Thursday at the end of their latest round of peace talks.
In the Colombian reality different companies are using the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) so as to appear committed to society, the environment and economic growth.
The Canadian oil company Enbridge has the largest oil pipeline grid in the world, which includes the oil pipeline between Canada and the United States.