BP in Colombia: Oil workers, communities speak out
Yet attempts by oil workers to organise a trade union in BP's facilities have been violently repressed and environmental degradation around its plants and pipelines has ruined thousands of small farmers. Acting together, the police, the army and paramilitary death squads maintain a permanent reign of terror over communities across Casanare, and similarly in Arauca, Colombia's other main oilfield, where Occidental (US) and REPSOL (Spain) are the beneficiaries.
Social movements in Colombia appeal for international solidarity, and are holding a Peoples Tribunal in Bogotá on 3-5 August. Colombia Solidarity Campaign is organising a delegation; a Pre-Hearing, 'BP in Colombia', takes place at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, 22-23 June.
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