Big Oil's Ethical Violence
BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia
Coleman, Lara Montesinoshttp://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/10/big-oils-ethical-violence/
Date Written: 10/06/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17549
To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions between corporate recognition of rights and an economic model that has implied the systematic violation and dispossession of workers and populations around the oilfields. It is part of a process of re-building communities and social organisations wiped out by the violence.