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EMERGENCY NETWORK

Colombia: displacement of rural families, Bolívar region (Urgent Actions)

0913ACOL
Friday 23 October 2009 by LRAN

On July 14, 2009, 120 families were forcibly displaced. They are from the estate of Las Pavas, located in the administrative district of Buenos Aires in the municipality of El Peñón in the southern Bolívar province. Members of the National Police and the Anti-disturbance squads entered into the community, destroying 7 houses, sacking their belongings and removing the families, including 100 children, from their houses.



Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform

Madagascar: threat of large-scale land acquisition by foreign companies (Urgent Actions)

EMERGENCY NETWORK 0911AMDG 16.07.09
Monday 20 July 2009 by LRAN

In November 2008 it was revealed that the Korean company Daewoo would have signed a contract for leasing 1.3 million ha for 99 years to produce maize and palm oil in Madagascar. The whole harvest was intended to be exported to Korea and the terms of the contract were skewed in favour of the company.



Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform

Brazil: Increasing repression and criminalization against the Landless People Movement (MST) (Urgent Actions)

EMERGENCY NETWORK 0810ABRA 30.06.2008
Monday 30 June 2008 by LRAN

Last June 17, about 300 landless (the vast majority of them women, children and elderly) were forcibly evicted from two camps of the “Movimento de Trabalhadores Sem Terra” (MST), located on leased and private land -therefore legally occupied- in the vicinity of Fazenda Guerra, in Coqueiros do Sul, Northern region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul.



EMERGENCY Call to action for the 8th of November!

Sygenta represses and murders rural workers! (Urgent Actions)

To: Organisations of Via Campesina, allies and friends From: The International Coordinating Committee of Via Campesina (CCI)
Thursday 1 November 2007 by LRAN

In response to the events of the past 21st of October, where armed guards contracted by Syngenta, a Swiss transnational corporation which produces genetically modified crops and seeds, invaded the Tierra Libre campsite of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) which is affiliated to the Via Campesina in Parana, Brazil. The armed men entered and shot dead Valmir Mota de Oliviera, also known as Keno, a leader of the MST, injured several others, and made death threats against the other land workers present in the campsite.



EMERGENCY NETWORK

Mexico: Dispossession of indigenous lands, Chiapas (Urgent Actions)

Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform
Tuesday 30 October 2007 by LRAN
La Vía CampesinaFIAN International Operative SEcretariat International Secretariat Jalan Mampang Prapatan XIV No 5 International Secretariat Jakarta Selatan 12790, Jakarta - Indonesia P.O. Box 10 22 43 Tel +62 21 79918901 D - 69012 Heidelberg - Germany Fax +62 21 7993426 Tel + 49 6221 (...)


EMERGENCY NETWORK

Colombia: Peasants arrested and threatened due to their struggle for land (Urgent Actions)

Saturday 27 October 2007 by LRAN
La Vía CampesinaFIAN International Operative SEcretariat International Secretariat Jalan Mampang Prapatan XIV No 5 International Secretariat Jakarta Selatan 12790, Jakarta - Indonesia P.O. Box 10 22 43 Tel +62 21 79918901 D - 69012 Heidelberg - Germany Fax +62 21 7993426 Tel + 49 6221 (...)


Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform

Honduras: Need to implement the right to food and agrarian reform in the community of Guadalupe Carney, Colón (Urgent Actions)

Emergency Network
Friday 19 October 2007 by LRAN

0716AHON 12.10.07



ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME

PHILIPPINES: Killing of a peasant leader in Bukidnon (Urgent Actions)

Thursday 6 September 2007 by LRAN

FA-007-2007: Extrajudicial killing; ineffective implementation of land reform; impunity



Syngenta Threatens to Violently Expel the Family Farmers of the Via Campesina from the Free Land encampment (Urgent Actions)

Act Now!
Friday 1 June 2007 by LRAN
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Letter to Governor
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Letter to Syngenta
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The multinational Syngenta Seeds is pressuring the Governor of the State of Paraná to expel the family farmers of the Via Campesina currently residing on the Free Land encampment with police force.



Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform

Guatemala: Violent eviction of peasant families in Tecún Umán, San Marcos (Urgent Actions)

Friday 18 May 2007 by LRAN

Emergency Network 0709AGTM 18-05-2007



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