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Indigenous Colombians threatened with death for opposition to mega-mining project as defenders visit UK

16 October 2018 - 11:00am

“Death to all these scum”: threats made by far-right paramilitaries promise to “clean” the region of indigenous Wayúu campaigning against mega-mining projects by UK-listed companies in their ancestral lands. Threats arrive just days before a week of action launches in London to highlight the issue. Delegates have arrived from the United States, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, including Wayúu community leader, Misael Socarras Ipuana.

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Reaction: The UK must apply an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

15 October 2018 - 3:45pm

"This is not just a Saudi war on Yemen; the £5billion worth of UK weapons sent to Saudi since the bombing in Yemen began makes this a UK war as well."

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The Saudi coalition bombing in Yemen, carried out with British weapons, has led to thousands of deaths and famine a… https://t.co/F5nmiyjpp6 17 hours 4 min ago
BHP suggests that its Cerrejón thermal coal mine could continue operations for another 100 years, against the will… https://t.co/ciTgqUjsjo 17 hours 34 min ago
The responses posed by to BHP at its AGM were inadequate. It seems that the company is more interested… https://t.co/GaQtuww8mt 17 hours 34 min ago