|OIL WORKERS IN COLOMBIA ARE AT "WAR" WITH THE EMPIRE|
Canadian oil companies are making a mint down south.
The Dominion reports,
A study by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP found that in 2010, Canadian oil and gas companies made over $35 billion in mergers and acquisitions in Central and Latin America, and the region is the second most attractive place (after the United States) for Canadian oil companies to invest outside of Canada. Colombia in particular has quickly become a favourite destination for this new surge of Canadian oil and gas investment.
At the same time as the Canadian Senate approved a free trade agreement between Canada and Colombia in June of 2010, a government-hosted bidding fair on oil and gas properties was taking place in Cartagena, Colombia.
Canadian oil companies were among the chief supporters of the agreement, which was roundly criticized because of the continued killings, kidnapping and displacement of Indigenous people, trade unionists, peasants, dissenters and the poor in Colombia.
Canadian multinationals are doing alright for themselves, eh.
The last two paragraphs in the Dominion report cited above is a nice intro to the real story.
This is what you will read about in the post below from AlterNet (via Upside Down World).
The Empire is at work and the Empire really doesn't like resistance.