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11 August 2013

Killings of Brazil’s indigenous Indians highlight tensions of land disputes

Brazilian government accused of pandering to agro-business lobby rather than reallocating areas to indigenous peoples

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11 July 2010

Contemporary Slavery in Brazil: 1985 to 2009

President of the Board of Directors of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights, priest and anthropologist, professor in the School of Social Service of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Coordinator of the Contemporary Slave Labor Research Group of the Center for Public Policies on Human Rights...

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22 March 2010

Mass Detention of Over 5500 FARMERS in Ahmedabad

Chunibhai Vaidya, Veteran Gandhian, Kanubhai Kalsaria, MLA and SanatBhai Mehta, ex Finance Minister Among Those Detained Over five thousand farmers from the Mahuva area in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat have been detained and prohibited from taking out a peaceful rally protesting the government’s sanction for...

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23 December 2009

The chainsaw massacre

The Indonesian conglomerates behind the rush for palm oil are well known for their collusion with the dictatorship of General Suharto (1965-98). The Raja Garuda Mas group belongs to Sukanto Tanoto, the richest man in the country.Greenpeace has accused its subsidiary Asian Agri of destroying the orangutans’ habitat...

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10 August 2009

Fian International, Friends of the Earth International and La Via Campesina condemn the forced eviction of the community of Las Pavas

27/07/2009. - FIAN International, Friends of the Earth International and La Via Campesina condemn the forced eviction that occurred on July 14, 2009 of 120 families settled in the rural area known as Las Pavas, located in the Buenos Aires district, jurisdiction of the municipality of El Peñón, in the South of the...

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3 June 2009

Fallen Banker with Ties to Citigroup Involved in Shooting of Brazilian Landless Workers

30 October 2007

Landless Rural Worker Shot by Security Company Hired by Multinational Syngenta

Roger Burbach is director of CENSA who has written extensively on Latin America and US policy. He is currently at work on "The New Fire in the Americas." 1 In the Brazilian state of Paraná, Valmir Mota de Oliveira of Via Campesina, an international peasant organization, was shot twice in the chest at point blank...

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3 May 2007

REPORT: Police Open Fire on Peasants in Lombok, Indonesia

Report from the delegation to Indonesia of the Land Research Action Network (LRAN) September 21, 2005 On the morning of September 18, 2005, at approximately 9:00AM, Indonesian police forces violently dispersed a peaceful gathering of about 1000 peasants in Tanah Awuk village in central Lombok, Indonesia. The...

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