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Gore, Oil and Indigenous People

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Thousands of people took to the streets of LA yesterday to demonstrate against Vice President Al Gore’s connections to the Occidental Petroleum company. In all police arrested 10 activists who conducted a sit-in in the streets during what was dubbed a "March Against Big Oils Buyout of Al Gore". This all took place just minutes before the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.

Occidental has come under fire for its plans to drill for oil on the land of the U’wa Indian tribe in northeastern Colombia. Al Gore’s family has shares in Occidental valued at up to $1 million. While Al Gore himself owns half a million dollars worth.

We turn now to some of the scenes from the street protests against Al Gore and Occidental Petroleum.

Tape:

  • Audio Of U’wa Demonstration Produced By John Hamilton Of WORT In Madison, Wisconsin.

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