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Colombia: The People Behind the Coal
June 01, 2014 - June 08, 2014
Total Cost: $1300 plus airfare
Total due: May 01, 2014
Deposit: $150
Deposit due: April 01, 2014
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Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in the hemisphere, and also the country with the highest levels of official and paramilitary violence, including forced displacement, killings of journalists, trade unionists, and human rights activists.

Foreign corporations, many of which are engaged in the large-scale extraction of natural resources, benefit from this situation. They control Colombia’s coal mines, which supply power plants in the United States while generating immense profits for mining companies. These corporations have been accused of serious human rights violations, displaced entire communities, exploited workers, and destroyed natural environments.

This delegation meets with human rights activists, trade unionists, members of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, and others affected by coal production in Colombia.  We will explore how we as consumers can work in solidarity with communities and organizations in Colombia to hold corporations accountable for human rights.

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For more information about this delegation, please contact:
Delegation Coordinator
Avi Chomsky
Delegation Coordinator
Steve Striffler