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[video] Profiting from Conflict - Anglo American in Colombia

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27 February 2009

[video] Profiting from Conflict - Anglo American in Colombia

Author: Pacha Films for War on Want

…Anglo Americans subsidiary AngloGold Ashanti has been actively exploring in Colombia since 1999. Its presence is fuelling conflict and human rights abuses by the Colombian army…AngloGold Ashanti is the beneficiary of a brutal campaign by state security forces designed to intimidate communities and force people off their land to make way for mining operations. AngloGold Ashanti's subsidiary Kedahda is seeking to initiate operations in the San Lucas mountains. Local community groups claim that 2,300 people have been displaced…and that communities have been subjected to arbitrary arrests, pillage, threats, the burning of houses and extrajudicial executions…

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8 August 2007

[PDF] Response to Allegations Made in War on Want’s “Anglo American – The Alternative Report”

Author: Anglo American

On August 3 2007, War on Want produced a pamphlet, “Anglo American – The Alternative Report” which attacked the Company and a number of associate companies over which Anglo American does not have management control (AngloGold Ashanti, De Beers and Cerrejon Coal). The Report accused Anglo American of espousing corporate responsibility at an international level whilst being associated with human rights abuses on the ground…This document responds to those allegations. The War on Want paper is inaccurate or disingenuous in its presentation of numerous material facts. At no point in the preparation of the Report did the authors approach the Company to check facts or to seek alternative perspectives.

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