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Colombian social movements argue that multinational oil and mining corporations, especially BP and other British based companies, have destroyed their environment, their human rights and social fabric. Isaac Marin, a campesino leader from eastern Colombia, will be speaking in Newcastle tomorrow night arguing that environmental justice demands international solidarity.

He will be asking what can be done to build links with those affected by the seemingly unquenchable thirst for profit, as Colombian communities struggle to defend their territory against corporate plunder. How can corporations like BP be made accountable? And how do we connect our common concern to stop climate disaster with the issue of the global North’s ecological debt to the South?

The event is from 5pm till 6.30pm in the Research Beehive, 2.22, Old Library Building, Newcastle University.

A rare opportunity to meet a grass roots leader from the South and to express our solidarity face to face. While the world leaders prevaricate about whether they are going to deign to attend Copenhagen, let alone sign anything binding….



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