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Colombia Indians to Fight Occidental Oil Plans with Lives

January 7, 2000The Washington Times

Bogota - The U'wa Indians of northeastern Colombia say the government will have to kill every last member of their tribe before they allow California-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. to pump oil from their ancestral lands. The vow marks the latest in an eight-year battle between the U'wa and the multinational oil giant. Initially the tribe threatened to commit mass suicide by jumping off a 1,400-foot cliff. [...]

When Politicians' Acts Benefit Benefactors

January 6, 2000Inquirer Washington Bureau

Washington - It was part of Vice President Gore's plan to streamline and "reinvent" government: Sell off a 47,000-acre oil field in Southern California. The taxpayers would benefit. But so did one company: Occidental Petroleum, which eventually bought the land through competitive bidding in 1997. The company had decades-long ties to Gore's family. [...]

Communique to the International Public from the U'WA

November 17, 1999

Cubará, Colombia Approximately 200 members of the U'wa indigenous tribe of northeastern Colombia assembled in a permanent settlement on part of our ancestral lands yesterday, November 16. [...]

200 U'WA Assemble at OXY Oil Well Site to Block Drilling Tribe Calls for International Support to Stop the Oil Project

November 17, 1999

Bogota, Colombia - Yesterday, 200 U'wa Indians, including women, children and tribal elders marched on the site of Occidental Petroleum's planned oil well Gibraltar 1, establishing a permanent settlement to block the drilling slated to begin in the coming weeks. Hundreds of additional U'wa are expected to continue arriving to the settlement in upcoming days. [...]

200 U'WA Assemble at OXY Oil Well Site to Block Drilling Tribe Calls for International Ssupport to stop the oil Project

November 17, 1999

Bogota, Colombia - Yesterday, 200 U'wa Indians, including women, children and tribal elders marched on the site of Occidental Petroleum's planned oil well Gibraltar 1, establishing a permanent settlement to block the drilling slated to begin in the coming weeks. Hundreds of additional U'wa are expected to continue arriving to the settlement in upcoming days. [...]

Victory for Venezuela's Indigenous Peoples! The Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly Votes to Include Indigenous Rights Article in the New Constitution

November 4, 1999

Caracas, Venezuela - In a historic moment for Venezuela's indigenous peoples, the 131-member constituent assembly voted yesterday to include a chapter in the new constitution that sets forth legal rights for indigenous peoples and indigenous communities in accordance with International Labor Organization Convention (ILO) 169. [...]

Proyecto Petrolero Colombiano en el Teritorio U'WA Inicia Protesta Internacional Dos Mujeres Cuelgan una Bandera de Paz de el Techo del Consulado Colombiano en Los Angeles Colgadoras Disponibles para Entrevistas por Telefono Cellular

October 12, 1999

Beverly Hills, CA – Cinco Activistas incluyendo dos mujeres colgadoras fueron arrestadas esta tarde durante una manifestacion en el Consulado Colombiano en Beverly Hills, CA. Dos mujeres subieron al techo del edificio de Consulado unos minutos despues de las nueve de esta manana. [...]

Colombian Oil Project on U'WA Land Sparks International Outcry Two Women Hang Peace Banner from Roof of Colombian Consulate in Los Angeles

October 12, 1999

Beverly Hills, CA – Five activists including two women climbers climbers were arrested this afternoon during a protest at the Colombian Consulate in Beverly Hills, California. [...]

Informe Gubernamental Colombiano Confirma que los U’WA se Encuentran en la Linea de Fuego de Occidental Petroleum se le Exhorta al Ministro del Medio Ambiente Mayr a Revocar la Licencia

October 8, 1999

Washington D.C. – Un informe emitido el miercoles por la Defensoria del Pueblo en Colombia podría representar un desafio grave a la validez legal de una licencia ortorgada a la empresa Occidental de Colombia (Oxy) para taladrar un pozo exploratorio en las tierras ancestrales del pueblo de los U’wa, una tribu de 5,000 personas quienes viven en el bosque nublado en el noreste de Colombia. [...]

Colombian Government Report Confirms U'WA in Occidental Petroleum's Line of Fire Enviornment Minister Mayr Urged to Revoke License

October 8, 1999

Washington D.C. – A report issued yesterday by the Colombian People’s Ombudsman's office could seriously challenge the legal validity of the license granted to Occidental Petroleum to drill an exploratory well in the ancestral lands of the U'wa people, an indigenous tribe of 5,000 who live in the cloud forest of northeastern Colombia. [...]

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