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La Piedra - Information and analysis bulletin on extractivism here and in Colombia - October 2017

7 October 2017

Information and analysis bulletin on extractivism here and in Colombia. Project Accompaniment Solidarity Colombia October 2017. To receive this bulletin by email click here.





Information and analysis bulletin on extractivism here and in Colombia

Project Accompaniment Solidarity Colombia

October 2017

Why a strike in the south of Bogota ?

On september 27th, hundreds of social, environmental and popular organizations in the south of the city announce a strike in the entire basin of the Tunjuelo River. In the year 1988 the poorly named landfill Doña Juana began to function and today it receives around 7,000 tons of trash every day.

Struggling against oil companies: PIO XII

The protesters have been holding a round-the-clock peaceful strike in front of La Porfía, the 9-hectare lot purchased by Ecopetrol for drilling and exploration that has ironically been dubbed “Trogon 1”; ironically, because the trogon is a lovely, brightly coloured bird that has been displaced by all these months of constant earth moving with heavy machinery. It should be said that Repsol purchased 45% of the broader project called “Bloque CPO-9” that comprises five Meta municipalities.

Banner drop: no to oil industry plundering

Friends in Sherbrooke did a banner drop on the Terrill bridge, close to the Cégep and downtown Sherbrooke, in solidarity with the river camp and against the oil industry plundering. This small visibility action is embedded within the week of action called for by the camp!


Montreal Against Junex: When All Else Fails, Block The Rails

On Sunday September 10, we mobilized in solidarity with the ongoing resistance against the extractive oil industry in Gaspésie, in particular, Junex and its investors. Corporations like Junex (and their investors) collude with provincial and federal governments. These collaborations exemplify how neoliberal capitalism (as the current economic and political context) functions to sustain the settler-colonial state of Canada.

The Mined Lands (Des-terres-minées) video capsules are now online!

CALL OUT: International accompaniers in Colombia

Piedra, it is the rock of resistance, the rock which, placed in the powerfuls’ shoe, bothers. It is the one that, in all its diversity, constitutes our habitat, vital to our existence. It is the rock we throw. And, of course, it is the exploited rock. Extractivism, an economic model based on the exploitation of resources, ravages always increasingly here and elsewhere. It is in “Canada”, on colonized lands, that the majority of mining companies hold their headquarters. As so, the Canadian companies deploy their activities in Colombia in all impunity, and take advantage and participate in the political and social violence that hits this country living in war.
The Project Accompaniment Solidarity Colombia is a collective which realizes accompaniment with Colombian communities and organizations since 2003, while also creating links here and in Colombia of groups and individuals struggling against the imposition of mega-projects of resource extraction.