The Acts of the Democracies

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UK Companies in South America, Africa and Asia

The UK company British Petroleum (BP) is involved with evicting people from their land in Colombia. The company donates money to the Colombian military and provides them with video footage of local campaigners. The Colombian army has been implicated in the kidnapping, torture, rape and killing of thousands of people, including trade unionists and oil industry protesters.

Another UK company, Rio Tinto, exploits mineral deposits in countries with undemocratic regimes (Indonesia, apartheid South Africa).

Lord Simon of Highbury, a minister in the UK government, is chairman of BP and director of Rio Tinto.

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