Tribe Conquers Oil Company

After a decade-long struggle, the U’wa tribe, which lives in the
rainforest of Colombia, has forced Occidental Petroleum to abandon
its drilling operation on the U’wa’s ancestral lands, reports
AlterNet. The 5,000-member tribe filed lawsuits, staged
peaceful protests, forged alliances with progressive organizations
in the United States-and finally prayed for the oil
to move.

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