The U’wa indigenous people of Colombia became world-famous in the 1990’s for successfully stopping Occidental Petroleum from drilling in their territory. The U’wa cosmovision of oil as the “Blood of Mother Earth” captured the world’s imagination and galvanized an international grassroots solidarity movement.
Once again, we provided vital international support to the U’wa as they successfully challenged the Magallanes gas project. The gas platform constructed on U’wa ancestral territory without their consent was recently dismantled!
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