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Hoods in the Night: Colombia’s Conflict and the Civilian Population

On this edition of Making Contact, we go to the Colombian cities of Medellin and Bogota to hear first-hand what life is like for disenfranchised and displaced communities that are literally caught in the crossfire.

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Bottled Rights: Coca-Cola Workers

On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at Coca-Cola and a couple examples of the corporation’s foreign operations.

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Warnings from the Coal Fields (encore edition)

On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the impacts of a common practice in the coal industry known as “mountain top removal.” We also hear about alleged collusion between an Alabama-based coal company and paramilitaries in Colombia against union organizers.

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Prisoners of Conscience: Civil Disobedience and the S.O.A.

On this program we take a look at the School of the Americas, and a broad-based movement of human rights activists and religious groups that’s organizing to shut down the institute.

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Warnings from the Coal Fields

On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the impacts of a common practice in the coal industry known as “mountain top removal.”

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Fuel to the Fire: Oil and Indigenous People in Colombia

On this program we look at connections between oil corporations, indigenous peoples and the civil war in Colombia.

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White Lies: The Drug War In Colombia

More than 150 people employed by U.S.-based corporations are directly involved in military operations in Colombia. These hired guns work closely with the Colombian military, fumigating coca crops and assisting in counterinsurgency efforts. On this program, we take a look at U.S. involvement in Colombia.

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Narco Cover: Colombia and U.S. Foreign Policy

Listen Live (29-minute streaming mp3) Download 64k mp3 Transcript The U.S. government wants to increase its military support to Colombia, the number one recipient of U.S. aid in the western hemisphere, and the number one violator of human rights. On this program we take a look at U.S. involvement in Colombia, and what’s behind U.S. counter-narcotics operations there. Featuring: Cecilia Zarate-Laun, Colombia Support Network; Carlos Salinas, Amnesty International; Stan Goff, a former special operations U.S. army officer in Latin America who served in Colombia and Peru in the early 1990s; Dennis Grammenos, Colombian Labor Monitor; Shannon Wright, Rainforest Action Network; Antonio Prieto, Information Services Latin America. For more information: Cecilia Zarate-Laun Columbia Support Network P.O. Box 1505 Madison, Wisconsin 53701 608-257-8753 www.igc.apc.org/csn Carlos Salinas Amnesty International USA 600 Pennsylvania Ave, S.E. Fifth Floor Washington, DC 20003 www.amnestyusa.org Lucy Rodriguez Columbia Information Group 650-493-3535 Antonio Prieto Information Services Latin America 1904 Franklin St # 900 Oakland, California 94612 510-835-4692 www.igc.org/isla Shannon Wright Rainforest Action Network 221 Pine St. – Fifth Floor San Francisco, California 94104 415-398-4404; beyondoil@ran.org www.ran.org Stan Goff...

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