There has been massive support among local communities in Colombia for striking workers who have previously backed them in confronting the Cerrejon coal mining expansions.
The workers have rejected the company’s plan to divert the River Rancheria.
Meanwhile, an armed attack on mine property has been condemned by both major mining unions, SINTRACARBON and FUNTRAENERGETICA.
To show support for the workers, see http://londonminingnetwork.org/2013/02/take-action-to-support-mine-workers-hungry-villagers-in-colombia/.
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