The following statement is a response by Anglo-Gold Ashanti to the urgent action message CSN sent on April 22, 2008.
( SEE S.O.S. URGENT!! PLEASE WRITE TO PROTECT MINING COMMUNITY FROM MULTINATIONAL INVASION)
A letter plus the above statement was directed to Colombia’s Vice- President Francisco Santos, with a copy to Anglo- Gold in South Africa. It is interesting to note that Anglo-Gold Ashanti has not sent him a copy of this message. It is also remarkable that the multinational openly declares in its response that they call upon the Colombian Army to protect their interests. CSN intents to follow up on Anglo Gold’s offer to provide specific information concerning their social programs in the Colombian countryside. We will make available to our urgent action subscribers whatever information we receive.
Colombia Support Network
P.O. Box 1505
Madison, WI 53701-1505
phone: (608) 257-8753
fax: (608) 255-6621