News & Multimedia from 2000

COMUNICADO A LA OPINION PUBLICA

May 29, 2000 | Press Release

Las autoridades tradicionales U´wa de las comunidades indígenas de Bócota, Tegria, Rotarbaria, Bachira, Rinconada, Barrosa, Mulera, Cascajal, Aguablanca, Uncacias, Tamara, Tamarana y el Cabildo Mayor U´wa denunciamos mediante este comunicado el atropello físico, psicológico y moral que han venido haciendo algunas personas al parecer pertenecen a algun grupo insurgente que opera en el area region del Sarare. El d [...]More »

COMMUNIQUE TO THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC

May 29, 2000 | Press Release

U'wa traditional authorities of the indigenous communities of Bocota, Tegria, Rotarbaria, Bachira, Rinconada, Barrosa, Mulera, Cascajal. Aguablanca, Unicacias, Tamara, Tamarana and the U'wa High Council use this communique to denounce the physical, psychological and moral assault on us by several individuals who appear to belong to some insurgent group that operates in the region of Sarare. 1. [...]More »

Gore's Oil Money

May 22, 2000 | The Nation

One of the world's hottest battles between indigenous groups and multinational oil companies is heating up in Colombia, where Occidental Petroleum is seeking to drill on land claimed by the 5,000-member U'wa tribe. Early this year, the Colombian government deployed several hundred soldiers to guard workers building a road to the multibillion-dollar project. [...]More »

COMUNICADO A LA OPINION PUBLICA NACIONAL E INTERNACIONAL

May 22, 2000 | Press Release

En mi condicion de Presidente del Cabildo Mayor de la ASOCIACION DEAUTORIDADES TRADICIONALES U'WA y en nombre de este soberano pueblo pormedio del presente escrito presento oficialmente a la comunidad nacional einternacional el rechazo al fallo de tutela de segunda instancia proferidapor el Tribunal Superior del Distrito Judicial de Santafe de Bogota SalaPenal. Esta decision es una muestr [...]More »

COMMUNIQUE TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC

May 22, 2000 | Press Release

As president of the Cabildo Mayor of the ASSOCIATION OF TRADITIONALU'WA AUTHORITIES and in the name of this sovereign community, Iofficially present to the national and international communities therejection of the second ruling made by the Superior Tribunal of theJudicial District of Santafe de Bogota. This decision is a clear demonstration of the violation of fundamentalconstitutional r [...]More »

Activists Urge Occidental Petroleum Shareholders to Sell Their Stock Energy: Protesters Gather at Firm's Annual Meeting in an Attempt to Derail Oil-Drilling Project on Sacred Lands Claimed by the U'wa Tribe of Colombia

April 29, 2000 | Los Angeles Times

Supporters of a semi-nomadic people from the cloud forests of northeast Colombia urged Occidental Petroleum Corp. shareholders Friday to sell their stock to protest an oil-drilling project the tribe contends is on its sacred ancestral lands. [...]More »

Oil Execs Defend Drilling Plan

April 28, 2000 | Associated Press

Santa Monica, Calif. - Human rights activists heckled and booed Occidental Petroleum executives who defended a plan to drill near Indian lands in Colombia during the company's annual shareholders meeting Friday.  The company contended that it has enhanced life for the tiny U'wa tribe by spending $24 million on schools, health clinics and other aid. [...]More »

Occidental, Plagued by Protesters, Touts Turnaround

April 28, 2000 | Reuters

Santa Monica, Calif. - Executives at independent oil company Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:OXY - news) on Friday touted the company's best earnings in 19 years, but were interrupted and booed by rowdy protesters decrying its plans to drill in Colombia on land disputed by native Indians. [...]More »

U'WA INDIANS ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES URGING DIVESTMENT FROM OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM HUNDREDS TO DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE COMPANY'S ANNUAL MEETING

April 27, 2000 | Press Release

WHAT: Press Conference and Demonstrations outside Occidental Petroleum Annual Shareholders MeetingWHERE: Outside Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (1825 Main Street, corner of Pico Blvd in Santa Monica, California)WHEN: Friday, April 28 at 9:30 am  LOS ANGELES, CA – Riding a wave of growing international support and important victories, leaders of Colombia's U'wa tribe have arrived in Los Angeles and w [...]More »

U'wa Indians Arrive in Los Angeles Urging Divestment from Occidental Petroleum

April 25, 2000 | Press Release

EVENTS PLANNED THROUGHOUT WEEKWHAT: 1) VIGIL WITH U'WA LEADERS AND SCORES OF SUPPORTERS2) PRESS CONFERENCE OUTSIDE OCCIDENTAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGWHERE: 1) THE HOME OF DR. RAY IRANI, Oxy CEO (Sunset Blvd. [...]More »

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